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How to Hold Work for Routing

Learn a variety of ways to secure your workpieces for safer handheld routing

When it comes to routing, the ability to secure your workpiece is the key to safety and accuracy. But how do you clamp a workpiece while leaving a top or edge unobstructed for your router’s path of travel? The fact is, there are an endless variety of ways to lock down workpieces on a benchtop—from benchdogs and bench vises, to clever tricks involving tape, handscrews, and conventional clamps.

The handscrews idea is just great – it’s almost like having a traditional workbench. One of the best on the market is the Bessey HS-6 6-Inch Wood Handscrew Clamp – and of course there’s a ton of other things you can use them for as well! 

Of course, you could go the whole hog and get yourself a traditional workbench if you’ve got the space for it. The Windsor Design Workbench with 4 Drawers is a great bench at at amazing price of only $196.

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