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In one of your articles you say that most routers rotate in a clockwise direction (mine does), and to cut in a left to right motion when facing the wood. I am unsure whether that means left to right from the top (clockwise) or left to right from the bottom (counterclockwise). Which is it? You say "when facing the wood." I presume that means the top of the wood when standing over the top of the router. Is that right?
Facing the wood means that you are holding the router as opposed to having it installed in a router table. Moving the router left to right is moving it from the left side of your body to the right. This is done so that the cutting edge of the bit meets the wood first. If you are routing a 360, then your movement is left to right (and continues) in a counter clockwise motion.
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