Reply To: Poor man's router Welcome! › Forums › General Woodworking Discussions › Poor man's router › Reply To: Poor man's router 29 November 2012 at 7:00 pm #4033 Thom EdwardsParticipant 1. 1/2 sounds good. You can certainly change it, but that seems to be a popular size. 2. 25*, just like your chisels. 3. Slightly off, so that the heel is slightly higher than the cutting edge. That will give you some clearance as you pare. Remember, really all you’re doing is making a chisel holder.