Plunge routers are great. They offer a lot of versatility but require plunge bits in order to start a cut in the middle of a work piece. Plunge bits Because there is no cutting surface on the tip of a standard straight bit, they cannot be plunged into the work to make a cut. Here’s a quick work around you can use if you’re ever in a situation where you need to make a plunge cut but don’t have a plunge bit.
To start things off, I’ll make the panel which will become the sides and top. While that’s sitting in the clamps, I’ll prep the material