The following content is syndicated from Woodworker’s Journal.
When it gets right down to it, a router could be likened to a big blender motor with a collet on the end of the shaft. A good router will be variable speed and have enough torque to spin the router bits through the wood, but it’s really the router bits that are doing the work. As such, when you buy router bits, you want to buy quality bits that will serve you well for years to come.
How do you know what type of bit to buy? Learn some answers as well as other ideas on bits in Using Your Router Bits.