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Router Edge Guide: How to Get Perfect Routed Edges
Routing - Outside edges—counterclockwise Inside edges—clockwise Router bits spin clockwise as you look down on the router, so moving the router counterclockwise tends to pull the pilot bearing tight against the wood and allows easy control of the router. When you're routing the outside perimeter of a board, move the router counterclockwise. However, when you're routing the inside of something like a picture frame, move the router in a clockwise direction.