I've just picked up a router for the first time in 10 years. The first thing I did was route out the traditional neck pocket of a pine body to accommodate a humbucker. I have to say that when I turned on the motor, I was reminded of a couple of incidents from way back. In one case, a slab of ash flew across the room and put a dent in a metal garage door. Another time, I tipped over a trim router and the bit came within an inch or so of my palm. I've caught myself once or twice starting to adjust the bit depth without unplugging the beast. Having said that, I thought that some of our skilled router users might share their Top Five, or even Top 10 tips about using these powerful tools. I'd never used one before coming to TDPRI, and I'd certainly never had any lessons.