TIP: Routers are awesome tools but they can be confusing to use. Even figuring out which way to move the router as you work can be tough. Here’s an easy way to figure it out: Place the router along the edge you want to rout. Point your RIGHT thumb at the edge, and your forefinger will show which way to push the router. Note: Any time you’re routing along an edge, you need a bearing-guided bit or an edge-guide attachment for your router.