Router jigs are used as templates to guide routers into making specific cutting designs or patterns. Discover how to use a router jig to make a release on doors for hinges with help from a certified home inspector in this free video on power tools.
Hello my name is Mark Blocker, in this segment we're going to cover about router jigs. OK here in this example I have a router jig and it's used for making templates for the hinge release on doors. And basically what a router jig is is a template or device that's used to guide the router into making a specific cutting design or pattern. In this case, this jig would be used for making a release on doors for hinges. And basically what it is is it tacks down to the top of a door or the side of a door and it allows you to guide through this template here the router bit which will cut the hinge relief out of a door. And the jigs on a router can be used for anything from making letters or various template designs or door release or any number of things. But basically what a router guide is is it just guides the router into cutting a specific pattern. In this case it would be in a door relief. So what a router jig is, it's a template or design that guides the router bit into making a specific cutting pattern. That's what a router jig is.