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All About Routers

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Person using a hand router.

Learn all about using the Trim Router, Plunge Router, and Router Table safely in this beginner-friendly, hands-on workshop! Explore core concepts like what each type of router is used for; how to choose the right bit for your project; and how to set up and adjust each tool. This is not a certification class.

Masks are required for this event. New Guests must have a Full Guest Account before this event starts. Add the FREE account set up on check out or click here.

Class Type: Exposure
Timing: 3 hours
Location: Suite #214 Workshop
Corequisite: Shop Basics
Certifications: None
Age: 14+ with parent or guardian also taking the class

What you will learn:

  • What a Trim Router is used for
  • What a Plunge Router is used for
  • What the Router Table is used for
  • Safe analog router operation
  • A lot a bit about bits
    • Different kinds of bits
    • How to tell if a bit is in good shape
    • How to install, adjust, and uninstall bits

What to bring: A notebook or well-charged phone for taking notes.
What to wear: Closed-toe shoes, short sleeves, and work clothes. Long hair must be tied back.
Safety Gear: Eye protection, ear protection, and all the hand sanitizer will be provided. You can also bring your own.

This class requires a minimum of 3 students per session. If the class is canceled we can offer a refund but otherwise do not refund.


January 20
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Howard Cohen
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Ace Makerspace
6050 Lowell St., Ste. 214
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunds, Transfers, or Credits are only offered if the class is canceled. We do not offer credits, transfers, or refunds for student cancelations. You can offer your seat for sale to others (use the comments). You are solely responsible for those transactions & letting us know who is taking your spot.

Late Arrival Policy

Arriving on time to class is very important.

For certification classes we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. If you arrive more than 10 minutes past the start time you will be unable to attend that day and your class fee is forfeit. For non-certification classes, your ability to participate will be based on instructor discretion. 


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