Re: Incorrect routing technique by tommy
While going "counterclockwise" (left to right when the router is between you and the working edge) is definitely safer, going "clockwise" can result in less tearout and a smoother cut. You can make it safer by making your initial cut a bit shallow going counterclockwise, then readjust the bit to the final depth going clockwise. Of course, you must hold the router very tightly, and position it and yourself so you can apply maximum control to prevent kickback.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.