The book details the development and use of routers - from hand routers to machine routers and workstations. It covers timber and timber-based materials, HSS, tungsten and diamond tools, grinding wheels and grinding, router tool geometry, and safe operation of machines. It includes the basics of digital setting and computer programmes for work centres, as well as the huge variety of operations they undertake. A hand router section includes the many types, the use of guides, templates and jigs for sizing, shaping, jointing, mortising and tenoning, panel and frame making, stairmaking, worktops, dovetailing and corner locking, etc. The book is both an introduction to the world of routers, and an update on the huge range of current equipment and newer practices. Contains roughly 1500 illustrations, drawings and graphs.