Hi im a joiner and occasionally do the odd fitted kitchen where I normally hand cut and fit the joints of worktops including cutting recessses for clamps. I do get a good finish but its fairy time consuming and obviously very pernickety method of doing it. However, im getting more and more kitchens and think it may be time to invest in a good quality router , cutters and a jig. I have limited experience of using routers(away back when i worked in a workshop for a while to cut mouldings on to counter edges - that sort of thing) but never for laminate or wooden worktop joints so a bit unsure about that....... but will practise on some old worktops cuttings once ive got the gear. Looking for advice on best type of router to buy...thinking dewalt or makita as they appear the best ,,,also the best make versus affordability Any advice/tips re good cutters and router jigs would be welcome I see the jigs have peg holes does this mean that you have to drill holes to insert pegs to hold jig in place on the underside of the worktop.Excuse my ignorance here but ive never used one or seen one of these jigs being used. Natural Joiner instincts would be to get it marked up and use cramps to hold jig it in place. Also when routering worktop i presume you start by cuttin into the face edge so you dont chip the edge or get tear-out from the facing edges which again i anticipate you would get if you were cutting un oppoaite direction. Also how many kitchens would a good cutting blade be good for and can you get them sharpened Thanks,,,,hope above makes sense and any help opr advice appreciated.