Top Tips for Buying a SMB Router

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SMB routers are one of the most versatile power tools for woodworking. The flexibility of the SMB router is greatly enhanced by the large number of router bits and jigs available. 

It is therefore not surprising that routers can be found in the most prestigious tool vaults used by carpenters. Buying a router can be a daunting task. Here we summarized the most important points to consider when investing in a SMB router

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Router size – In general, SMB routers can be divided into three categories, namely heavy, medium, and light. Light routers are sometimes referred to as "laminate trimmer" or "handheld" routers. 

Light routers are really only designed for basic operations like trimming. They are light, not very strong and therefore intended for infrequent use. Medium load routers are more powerful and bulky. 

They can be used for more demanding tasks and are designed for frequent use. Heavy routers are best in a wide variety. They are the most robust and are designed for daily milling operations. 

Collet size – The collet corresponds to the position where the router bits are connected to the router. The collet diameter corresponds to the diameter of the household line. Available in two sizes: ½ "and 1/4". 

We hope the above has given you a good starting point. Please note that this is an exhaustive list. You can find detailed information about their product offering on the manufacturer's website.