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CNC Router Bits Glossary

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Long-lasting industrial quality CNC tooling provides superior smooth quality cuts every time! CNC router bits are the cutting implement at the end of the spindle on a CNC router. They can be made to cut aluminum, brass, copper (and other non-ferrous metals) fiberglass, plastic, PVC, tiles, wood and more.

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Acrylic CNC Router Bits

Automated cutting implements that are designed specifically to work with acrylic. Although acrylic is softer than the bits, the former is more than likely to dull the tool steel.

 

 
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Adjustable Insert Carbide Mission Tongue & Groove CNC Router Bit Sets

Designed to cut precise grooves to provide undersized plywood veneered panels with a snug, rattle-free fit. Adjust the panel groove width from 5.4mm to 6.6mm using the adjustment knob, no shims necessary! Solid carbide insert knives can be replaced when knife becomes dull.

 
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Aluminum Composite Material (ACM)

ACM is a type of flat panel that consists of two thin aluminum sheets bonded to a non-aluminum core and is widely used as cladding for many diverse applications such as interior and exterior office buildings, external cladding or facades of buildings, hospitals, convention centers, airports, hotels, insulation and signage.

 

Aluminum Cutting CNC Bits

CNC router bits have been traditionally designed to cut wood; however, certain bits have been engineered to work with aluminum using solid carbide tips.

 

 
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AlTiN Coating

Aluminium Titanium Nitride (AlTiN) stands for a group of metastable hard coatings consisting of the metallic elements aluminium and titanium, and nitrogen. AlTiN Coating provides extra wear resistance when applied to router bits.

 
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Aluminum Cutting Metric Spiral 'O' Flute CNC Router Bits

Highest quality sub-micrograin carbide, feature a unique “mirror finish”, resulting in clean cuts, less chance for chip re-welding, a superior surface finish and a longer tool life. The spiral ‘O’ flute sharpening/finishing process increases feed rates, allowing for more linear feet routed in less time.

 
8-Pc. Aluminum Cutting CNC Solid Carbide Spiral 'O' Flute Collection, 1/4 Inch Shank

8-Pc. Solid Carbide Aluminum Cutting CNC Spiral 'O' Flute Collection

8-Pc. Solid Carbide CNC Spiral 'O' Flute Collection designed specifically for cutting aluminum, brass & copper.

 

 
18-Pc. Advanced Aluminum Cutting Solid Carbide CNC Router Bit Collection

18-Pc. Solid Carbide Advanced Aluminum Cutting CNC Router Bit Collection

18-Pc. Solid Carbide Advanced Aluminum Cutting CNC Router Bit Collection designed for cutting aluminum, brass, copper and other non-ferrous metals. Each router bit is manufactured from Amana's exclusive grade carbide according to stringent quaility standards.

 

 
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Amana CNC Bits

A company that sells CNC tools.

 
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Amana CNC Router Bits

See Amana CNC bits.

 
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Architectural CNC Router Bits

Consisting of base molding, colonial door casing and crown molding styled bits, architectural router bits dress up any room by adding detailed wood across the doorway, window casing and ceiling.

 
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Ball Nose CNC Router Bit

Used for carving, decorative doors and sign manufacturing. Ball Nose Spiral CNC Router Bits leave an excellent finish and expels chips quickly. Can be used with hand-held portable routers, table-mounted routers and CNC machines.

 

 

Beadboard CNC Bits

Automated shaping tools that create bead (a roundover cut with stepped edges) or flute patterns (multiple beads). These bits are also employed in lettering, trimming and fluting.

 
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Carbide CNC Bits

Bits composed of Tungsten and other carbides, which can be used to drill a variety of materials.

 
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Carbide CNC Router Bits

Automated bits whose lance/tips have been coated with carbide (an alloy of tungsten and carbon or titanium and carbon) for better durability, precise cutting and clean lines.

   
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Carving, 3D Tapered Ball Nose, ZrN Coated Router Bits

Specially designed for CNC 3D profiling and carving in plastic, aluminum & wood with machines such as "i-Carver", CNC Shark®, ShopBot®, Datron and CarveWright™.

 
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Cermet

A composite material composed of ceramic (cer) and metallic (met) materials. A cermet is ideally designed to have the optimal properties of both a ceramic, such as high temperature resistance and hardness, and those of a metal, such as the ability to undergo plastic deformation.

 
Chamfer Edge Aluminum Cutting End Mill Router Bits

Chamfer Edge Aluminum Cutting End Mill Router Bits

Designed to route a finished appearance into aluminum, brass, copper & non-ferrous metals in one pass, these Amana Tool end mills utilize the ‘O’ flute up-cut design for a super-clean finish.

 
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CNC

Abbreviation for “computer numerical control.” Computer numerical control refers to automation of machines or tools that are guided or operated by abstract commands programmed unto a computer.

 
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CNC Aluminum Router Bits

Router Bits used for cutting aluminum.

 
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Crown Molding CNC Router Bits

Produce crown, cove and bead molding profiles for architectural and furniture applications. Available in reversible and horizontal styles.

 

Beading CNC Router Bits

Cut a quarter-round shape bounded by fillets, known as a bead, is produced in one pass by beading router bits.

 
 
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Bowl & Tray CNC Router Bits

Bowl and tray router bits allow you to use a router to make bowls and trays from a pattern.

 
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Belin CNC Router Bits

A company that sells CNC tools.

 
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Bullnose CNC Router Bits

Excellent for shaping the full edge of a workpeice. Ideal for shaping stair treads, window sills, table and counter edges, shelvs and making moldings.

 
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Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polymer

An extremely strong and light fiber-reinforced polymer which contains carbon fibers. The binding polymer is often a thermoset resin such as epoxy, but other thermoset or thermoplastic polymers, such as polyester, vinyl ester or nylon, are sometimes used.

 

CNC Bits

See CNC Router Bit.

 
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CNC Bits Wood

CNC router bits used for woodworking.

 
CNC Boring Bit

A CNC cutting tool that makes clean, circular or cylindrical cut-outs or holes in wood or other materials.

 
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CNC Boring Bits

See CNC Boring Bit.

 
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CNC Boring Bits Lance

The pointed tip of CNC boring bits.

 

CNC Carving Bits

Cutting and abrasive implements at the end of a CNC router spindle that gouge out wood to create architectural detail, refine forms or establish features. CNC carving bits therefore include roughing and shaping bits, the actual carving bits that make shapes and forms, and detailing bits that finesse the texture. Bits are V-shaped, ballnose, endmills, PCB end mills, and PCB drill bits.

 

CNC Chamfer Bit

These bits cut into the wood at an angle, usually leaving 45° profiles. Some shapes that they leave are called V-groove, bevel and dovetail.

 

CNC Chamfer Router Bit

See CNC Chamfer Bit.

 

CNC Carbon Graphite & Carbon Fiber Panel Cutting Solid Carbide Spiral Router Bits

These bits are designed to produce clean, accurate cuts while minimizing common composite material failures such as layers separating and a significant loss of mechianical toughness. The Superior design combats abrasion, heat and the breakdown of composites.

 

CNC Composite Solid Carbide Cutting End Mill Point Roughing Spiral Router Bits

Special grade solid carbide bits feature unique grinding and multi spiral flute design. Suitable for 'roughing' cuts in hard and abrasive composite materials such as: carbon fiber, Trespa® fiberglass, etc. Special grade cabide for maximum durability.

 

CNC Composite Cutting Solid Carbide End Mill Point Diamond Pattern Router Bits

This bit is designed especially for cutting fiverglass, fiberglass PCB Board, composites, phenolic and other highly abrasive materials. Works well on epoxies made with carbon, glass and composite materials. The up-cut/down-cut diamond pattern cutting edges effectively grinds through the material evenly in all direcitons.

 

CNC Compression Honeycomb Cutting Solid Carbide Router Bits

Compression router bits provide a burr-free top and bottom finish, providing that the workpiece is thicker than 0.250".

 

CNC Compression Spiral Bits

Drilling or boring tools that eject chips in opposite directions so both top and bottom edges of the material (like laminated plywood) have smooth texture and clean appearance.

 

CNC Compression Spiral Bit

A helical boring/drilling tool that ejects particles on both ends so that the top and bottom planes have smooth surfaces.

 

CNC Countersink

See CNC Countersink Bits.

 

CNC Countersink Bits

Router bits used to cut a conical hole into a manufactured object.

 
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CNC Cove Bit

See CNC Cove Router Bit 

 

CNC Cove Router Bit

A cutting tool that leaves a concave depression on the edge of the material, usually to conceal gaps between the wall and the floor.

 
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CNC Cutting Bits

Automated cutting implements that gouge out wood to make patterns, shapes, letters, reliefs, joints, or holes

 
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CNC Cutting Service

Any outfit that offers cutting, drilling, boring, engraving or embossing with the use of CNC cutting systems.

 
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CNC Cutting Systems

The entire set of automated cutting implements including the cutting table (where the material is laid out for cutting/engraving/drilling), the spindle and the router.

 
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CNC Deburring Tools

Abrasive finishing tools that smooth out ‘burrs’ or ragged edges that are made when metals, wood or other materials are fused together. Deburring tools provide a ‘finessing’ job.

 

CNC Diamond Drag Engraving Bit

These are diamond-tipped cutting and engraving implements that work with the router spindle turned off. Instead, the spring-loaded head applies constant pressure on the diamond tip that the router spindle drags across the surface (so that the pressure on the hard material creates an impression on the surface). This bit is used to create precise and permanent lines. Signatures, company logos, artwork, serial numbers or decorative detail on glass, mirrors, granite tiles, plaques, trophies or even unto products can be engraved using this bit.

 

CNC Dovetail Bits

Bits used to cut an angular (less than 90° but more than 45°) tongue-and-groove cut on the edge of the material to mimic the tail of a dove. This cut is also preferred to make joints.

 
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CNC Dovetail Joints

A series of tails and pins that interlock and are trapezoidal in shape (as opposed to finger joints that are rectangular in shape).

 
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CNC Down-Cut Bits

Drilling implements that make dadoes (square-shaped mortises) while pushing down the chips downward; hence, leaving a rough bottom edge while making a smooth top edge. Up-cut bits are similar but achieve the opposite effect.

 
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CNC Engraving Bit

Bits used to engrave designs onto the surfaces of wood, plastic and metals.

 
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CNC Engraving Bits

See CNC Engraving Bit.

 
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CNC Engraving Tools

Tools used for engraving. Examples include standard conical, micro profilers, tough tip for stainless steel, conical ballnose, engraving chamfer drill, cutter bevellers, quarter round tools, parallel ball nose, pyramid, diamond tip, 2D Data Matrix UID, and carbide point tool bits

 
CNC Feed Rate

CNC Feed Rate

The feed rate gives your the recommended feed rates for working with different types of router bits on different types of wood. Wood fiber direction, wood type as well as humidity can change your cutting condition.

 
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CNC High Precision Tool Extenders

Tools that extend the reach of CNC router bits. Used for different projects and applications, user saves money by not purchasing extra-long tools.

 
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CNC Insert Finger Jointing Router Bit

An automated cutting tool that makes a 5-pair tongue-and-groove set. Suitable for producing finger joints in softwood, hardwoods and man-made boards.

 
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CNC Insert Carbide Adjustable Chamfer Router Bits

Excellent for producing chamfer cuts at various angles in softwood, hardwood and man-made boards. Cutting angle can be adjusted in 7.5° steps by using a notched scale.

 
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CNC Insert Carbide Engraving System Sets

8-piece insert carbide sets that can be quickly be interchanged while the tool body remains in the CNC machine. Knives are ideal for cutting laminated materials, veneers, MDF, plastics, wood, solid surface, chipboard, PCB boards, carbon fiber and more.

 
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CNC Insert Carbide Rough Rabbeting & Sizing Bits

Insert straight router bit with multiple cutting flutes. Suitable for rough rabbeting and sizing in softwood, hardwood and man-made boards (with or without coating). Multiple cutting flutes ensure fine chips are produced for improved waste extraction. Solid carbide insert knives can be replaced when knife becomes dull.

 
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CNC Foam Router Bits

Solid carbide, up-cut router bits specifically designed for milling Polyurethane Foam and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) to ensure your foam projects are milled with accuracy and detail.

 
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CNC Insert Carbide Multi Profile Router Bits

Interchangeable solid carbide insert CNC router bits for producing MDF Cabinet Doors, Viola Style. Solid carbide insert knives can be replaced when knife becomes dull.

 
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CNC Insert Carbide MDF Cabinet Doors

This series of profiles utilizing the patented Nova™ tool body system of interchangeable solid carbide insert knives are designed to give the appearance of a raised panel door in MDF or solid panels. One pass is all that is needed for a simple raised panel look using one of the “Plunge Form” profiles. Solid carbide insert knives can be replaced when knife becomes dull.

 
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CNC Insert Carbide Straight Router Bits

Insert carbide replaceable straight plunge bits are used for routing straight grooves, rabbets, dados, joints, mortises, trimming material or making a general cut. Solid carbide insert knives can be replaced when knife becomes dull.

 
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CNC Insert Carbide Straight Rabbeting Router Bits

Insert rabbeting router bits complete with two cutting flutes and scorer. Suitable for trimming and rabbeting in softwood, hardwood and man-made boards. Scorer will give an improved finish at the bottom of the cut.

 
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CNC Insert Carbide Super Plunge Router Bits

Designed for fast and direct penetration into the material and quick removal of wood, MDF, melamine and man-made material.

 
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CNC Insert Carbide Up & Down Shear Router Bits

Shear flutes squeeze the material into the middle to give an extra fine finish on both surfaces of laminated and veneered board. Replaceable inserts ensure a constant cutting diameter and finish quality. Center tip for improved boring.


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CNC Insert Tooling

A system of using bits that are ‘inserted’ into the work head instead of being permanently welded to it. When bits have worn down, they can easily be removed from the groove of the work head and replaced with newer ones, instead of taking out the entire assembly.

 
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CNC Key Hole Router Bits

A boring tool that creates a keyhole slot, usually at the back of hanging woodwork.

 
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CNC Milling

Milling is the machining process of using rotary cutters to remove material from a workpiece by advancing in a direction at an angle with the axis of the tool. It covers a wide variety of different operations and machines on scales from small individual parts to large heavy-duty gang milling operations. It is one of the most commonly used processes in industry and machine shops today for machining parts to precise sizes and shapes

 
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CNC Mortise

A gouged out recess (a dado, groove or slot) on the surface of the material made by a CNC router.

 
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CNC Mortiser

Also called a CNC mortising machine, it is a tool that gouges out wood or other material to make a recess that receives a tenon (protruding joint).

 

CNC Raised Panel Router Bits

Cutting and shaping tools to suitable for producing various raised panel profiles in softwood, hardwoods and man-made boards.
 
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CNC Roundover Bits

Cutting tools that make furniture edges curved and smooth.

 
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CNC Router

Computer-aided or controlled machines that carve out designs or patterns unto hard surfaces according to commands uploaded unto the control panel or CNC terminal. Industrial CNC routers are employed on large-scale production of doors, panels, furniture, and cabinet pieces, among others.

 

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CNC Router Bit

The cutting implement at the end of the spindle on a CNC router. They can be made to cut aluminum, brass, copper, and other non-ferrous metals, wood, tiles and fiberglass.

Router bits made to cut wood often have steel bodies and carbide tips (made from tungsten or titanium combined with carbon). Because router bits can be practically fashioned to serve whatever purpose there is, the types of router bits can be quite varied.

 

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CNC Router Bit Sets

CNC sets specifically designed for a variety CNC machining applications including signmaking, doormaking and general purpose.

 
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CNC Router Bits

See CNC Router Bit.

 

CNC Router Bits Ball Nose

See CNC Ball Nose Router Bit.

 

 
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CNC Router Bits for Aluminum

See CNC Aluminum Router Bits.

 
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CNC Router Bits for Plastic

CNC bits used for cutting plastic.

 

CNC Router Bits Profile

A collection of cutting shapes for woodworking and metalworking. Chamfer, V-groove, Cove, Round Nose, Rabbeting, Dado, Round Over, Dovetail, Roman Ogee and Beading are cutting shapes used for sculpting furniture or other carved pieces.

 
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CNC Router Bits V Groove

See CNC V Groove Bit

 
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CNC Router Cutter

A cutting tool of a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) router. See CNC Tools.

 
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CNC Router Metal Bits

Router Bits used for metal cutting.

 
CNC Router Bits carbide tipped router bits

CNC Router Tools

See CNC CNC Tools.

 
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CNC Router Tools Bits

See CNC Tools.

 
CNC Tools

Computer Numerical Control tools, typically exemplified by router bits, diamond tools and CNC tools. These tools can be used for spiraling, rabbeting, door making, jointing, grooving and other functions.

 
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CNC Router Tungsten Bits

Bits made with tungsten carbide tips used to make details on doors, panels and window panels.

 

 

CNC Router Woodworking

See CNC Wood Router.

 

 
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CNC Shaper Bits

A general term used to refer to router bits that make rabbets, profiles, joints and grooves.

 

CNC Spiral Bits

Cutting, drilling or boring tools that have helical tips. These bits are generally preferred over straight or plunge bits because they create smoother striation (and chatter-free cutting action) compared to the latter.

 
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CNC Spiral for Glass Reinforced Plastic Solid Carbide ZrN Coated Router Bits

An extremely free-cutting multi-edge tool that shears the material without shredding or impoarting unnecesaary heat. Adding a ZrN coating increases the edge hardness by nearly 50%, greatly increasing the life of the cutting edge.

 

 
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CNC Spoilboard

A system utilized to machine individual parts that are held by a gasketed vacuum system.

 

 

CNC Spoilboard Surfacing

The process which removes the tough outer layer (sealant) of engineered medium density fiberboard (the ‘spoilboard’) using a Computer Numerical Controlled-machine to make sure that the entire surface is flat and accurately aligned with the X and Y axes (the width and the length, respectively).

 

 
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CNC Spoilboard Surfacing Bits and Mini Surfacing Bits

Roughing and polishing tool that smoothes out surfaces so they are exactly aligned with X and Y axes.

 
CNC Tapered Bits

CNC Tapered Bits

Bits that have narrower heads than bodies. These are typically used in boring, drilling, carving or letter-making.

 

CNC Tooling

See CNC Tools.

 

CNC Tooling

Industrial applications including CNC router tooling, insert tooling, spiral tooling, diamond tooling and tool holders.

 
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CNC V-Groove Bit

Any cutting, engraving, drilling or boring implement that leaves a V-shaped hole.

 

 

CNC V-Groove Carving Bits

Carving tools that leave a V-depression on the surface of the material.

 

 
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CNC Wainscot Bits

Cutting tools that make architectural details on the lower third portion of the walls (wainscots traditionally strengthened this part of the wall from the baseboard up due to the wicking effect of rising damp and making this part of the wall prone to chair damage).

 
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CNC Wood Router

A CNC (computer numerical control) router tool creates objects from wood. Parts of a project are designed in the computer with a CAD/CAM program, and then cut automatically using a router to produce a finished part. The CNC router works like a printer, but uses a cutting tool instead of an ink jet. It works on the Cartesian coordinate system (X, Y, Z) for 3D motion control and is utilized for engineering prototyping, art, robotic education, product development and production work. They typically spin faster than metal mills with a range of 13,000 to 24,000 RPM.

 
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Conical CNC Bits

Angled or spiral engraving implements that are used in a variety of media (like plastic, brass, aluminum or copper). Because of their shape, conical CNC bits are also used in making angled cuts on edges.

 

 

90° Countersink 5 Flute CNC Router Bit for Composite Materials

Solid carbide brazed to steel shank countersink router bit, designed for making countersinks in composite materials. Offers long-lasting durability.

 

 

Diamond CNC Bits

Diamond CNC Tools contain polycrystalline diamond, which make these bits among the hardest and most durable of all tool materials. These bits have a layer of diamond particles bonded to a tungsten carbide support.

 

 

Diamond Grit CNC Tools

Diamond particles are embedded into nickel plating which offers outstanding finishes in the most abrasive of glass fiber or Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) applications. Combining a down-cut spiral with ultra-abrasion resistant embedded diamonds, expect superb top finishes and a secure work-piece which when combined, give outstanding performance.

 
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Diamond Grit Spiral with Electro-Plated Diamonds

These tools offer outstanding finishes in the most abrasive of glass fiber or Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) applications. Combining a down-cut spiral with ultra-abrasion resistant embedded diamonds. Excellent for superb top finishes and outstanding performance.

 
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Doormaking CNC Router Bits

Router bits designed to make and shape entry doors, cabinet doors & glass doors as well as creating the woodwork surrounding the door.

 
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Double Edge Folding 'V' Groove CNC Router Bits for Shaping Aluminum Composite Materials (ACM)

Designed for cutting aluminum/plastic sandwich materials like Alucobond®, Dibond®, phenolics, natural woods, wood composites, plastics & acrylics with a 90° angle and flat bottom.

 
Double Edge Folding AlTiN Coated V-Groove Router Bits for Shaping Steel Composite Materials (SCM)

Double Edge Folding AlTiN Coated V-Groove Router Bits for Shaping Steel Composite Materials (SCM)

AlTiN coated, designed for shaping Steel Composite Materials (SCM) with 90°, 108° angle V-Grooves with flat bottom. Special Amana-grade carbide provides much longer tool life especially compared to carbide tipped tooling.

 

 
Double Edge Folding Insert Carbide V-Groove Router Bits for Shaping Composite Material Panels

Double Edge Folding Insert Carbide V-Groove Router Bits for Shaping Composite Material Panels

Insert Carbide, designed for shaping Composite Material Panels with 90°, 110°, 130° angle V-Grooves with flat bottom. Special Amana-grade carbide provides much longer tool life especially compared to carbide tipped tooling.

 

 
Double Edge Folding Zrn Coated V-Groove Router Bits for Shaping Aluminum Composite Materials (ACM)

Double Edge Folding Zrn Coated V-Groove Router Bits for Shaping Aluminum Composite Materials (ACM)

ZrN coated, designed for shaping Aluminum Composite Materials (ACM) with 90°, 108°, and 135° angle V-Grooves with flat bottom. Special Amana-grade carbide provides much longer tool life especially compared to carbide tipped tooling.

 

 
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Djtol CNC Engraving Tools

A company that sells CNC tools.

 
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End Mill High Performance Fiberglass and Composite Cutting Router Bits

A combination 2 flute end mill/diamond-cut router bit for improved facing finishes on fiberglass and composites. AlTiN coated for longer tool life.

 
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Engraving Bits CNC

Tools used for engraving laminated materials, veneers, MDF, plastics, wood, solid surface, aluminum, brass, copper, chipboard, PCB boards and carbon fiber. Excellent for signmaking purposes.

 
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E-Z Dial™ Slot Cutter CNC Router Bits

The E-Z Dial is an adjustable slot cutter without shims, spacers and the need to disassemble the bit. Adjusts in just seconds and is accurate to .004". Cutting precise grooves has never been easier.

 
Face Milling Non-Ferrous CNC Router bit

Face Milling Non-Ferrous CNC Router Bit

The replaceable tips end mill/router bit tool body made from alloy steel with 4 solid carbide cutting inserts for maximum feed and stability, specially made for CNC and milling machines.

 
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4 Facet CNC Drills

Our 4 facet jobber length fractional drills consist of 2 cutting edges with 2 facets per cutting edge. The facets consist of the lip relief and the lip clearance angle.

 
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Fast Helix CNC Router Bit

Fast-spinning spiral drilling or boring tools that allow deep drilling while clearing holes easily.

 

 
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Finger Grip CNC Router Bits

Produce clean, modern chests and cabinets uninterrupted by hardware pulls and knobs by integrating the pulls into the doors, drawers and lips. These router bits offer many appearance and ergonomic options, providing positive grips and softened, easy-on-the-fingers edges.

 

 
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Flycutter CNC Router Bits

Also known as a surfacing router bit, these router bits are designed for planing and rabbeting large surface areas in MDF, Balsa Core, hardwood, softwood and all man-made materials.

 
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Flute & Bead CNC Router Bits

Cut joints for staved assemblies, such as circular planters, canoes, kayaks and hot tubs, with flute and bead router bits. One bit flutes an edge, and the other forms the mating bead.

 

Fiber-Reinforced Plastic

Another name for Fiberglass, this is a type of fiber reinforced plastic where the reinforcement fiber is specifically glass fiber.

 

 

Foam CNC Router Bits

Solid carbide, up-cut router bits specifically designed for milling Polyurethane Foam and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) to ensure your foam projects are milled with accuracy and detail.

 

 

Foam Cutting Extended Reach HSS TiN Coated Ball End & Square End Spiral Router Bits

Titanium Nitride (TiN) coated CNC foam tools let you achieve depth and precision for thick foam carving applications. Ensure your foam projects are milled with accuracy and high detail. TiN coating increases strength and durability.

 

 
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Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer

A composite material made of a polymer matrix reinforced with fibers. The fibers are usually glass, carbon, aramid, or basalt. The polymer is usually an epoxy, vinylester or polyester thermosetting plastic, and phenol formaldehyde resins are still in use.

 

 
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Granite CNC Tools

Sawing, cutting, drilling, boring and engraving implements that are specifically made for granite (like kitchen countertops, tiles in kitchens and baths, decorative designs on monuments and memorials).

 
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Groove CNC Router Bits

Ideal for routing grooves in solid wood, MDF and more.

 

Haas CNC Bits

A company that sells CNC tools.

 

 
High Performance Solid Carbide AlTiN Coated 135° Drill Point for Fiberglass and Composite Materials

High Performance Solid Carbide AlTiN Coated 135° Drill Point for Fiberglass and Composite Materials

A combination drill/diamond-cut router bit for clean vertical feed with a minimum of workpiece deflection. AlTiN coating provides double hardness of cutting edges resulting in quantum increases in productivity.

 

 
High Performance Solid Carbide AlTiN Coated Burr End for Fiberglass and Composite Materials

High Performance Solid Carbide AlTiN Coated Burr End for Fiberglass and Composite Materials

Multi-fluted end face for finesse in the grinding process. AlTiN coating provides double hardness of cutting edges resulting in quantum increases in productivity.

 

 
High Performance Solid Caribde 90° 'V' Spiral Drills CNC Spiral Router Bits

High Performance Solid Carbide 90° 'V' Spiral AlTiN Coated CNC Drills

Steel and stainless steel cutting router bits/end mills. A true multi-function tool, combination drill/mills allow plunging, slotting and/or top chamfering all in one tool, saving you the cost of extra tools, plus indexing time.

 

 
High Precision Spring Collet

High Precision Spring Collet

A holding device, the collet allows to reduce the vibrations on the tools and motors, assure better results and prolong the life of the tools and electrospindles.

 

 
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Honeycomb Cutting Solid Carbide Hogger CNC Router Bits

Designed to cut a large variety of honeycomb materials, hogger geometry is excellent for shredding and chip evacuation while maintaining a smooth surface.

 
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Lock Miter CNC Router Bits

The lock miter is an interlocking edge-to-edge joint, typically used at the corners of casework.

 
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Infinity System™ CNC Insert Carbide Multi Profile Raised Panel Router Bits

Insert profile router bit with two cutting flutes. Suitable for producing various raised panel profiles in softwood, hardwoods and man-made boards. Tool can be supplied complete with a small trimmer for machining the edge of the panel. The Infinity System™ router will take all eight solid carbide insert knife profiles.

 
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In-Groove CNC

An automated routing system made of insert carbide knives designed for sign-making, engraving and letter-making. These insert knives are used to cut laminated materials, veneers, mdf, plastics, wood and aluminum.

 
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Insert Carbide Stile & Rail CNC Router Bit Sets

Designed for the user to build cabinet doors and all varieties of frame-and-panel assemblies for furniture and architectural applications. One bit for cutting the rails and one for cutting the stiles. Solid carbide insert knives can be replaced when knife becomes dull.

 
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Insert Carbide Straight CNC Router Bits

Designed for fast and direct penetration into the material and quick removal of wood, MDF, melamine and man-made material.

 
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Insert Carbide V Groove, Miter Fold, Signmaking and Lettering CNC Router Bits

Signmaking bits are used to make professional signs in conjunction with letter making router bits.

 
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Large Radius Ovolo (Cove) CNC Router Bits

Extra-large bits for making extra-large coves on your CNC machine. Perfect for creating beautiful coves for furniture or architectual crown moldings.

 
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Left-Hand Plunge CNC Router Bits

This special series of plunging straight bits is for reverse-rotation (counter-clockwise) routers.

 
Master CNC Router Bit Collection

Master CNC Router Bit Collection

58 pieces of the most versatile CNC, industrial quality, high performance solid carbide, carbide tipped and solid carbide insert router bits, excellent for today’s challenging materials industries in woodworking, aluminum, plastic, foam, composite materials and more.

 
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Medium Burr with End Mill Point for Fiberglass and Composite Materials

Fiberglass Router (FGR) burrs incorporate reciprocating diamond-fluted geometry, strong negative rake angles and generous fluting to provide the best cutting action in a wide variety of woven resin bond fiberglass and composite materials.

 
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Medium Burr with 135° Drill Point for Fiberglass and Composite Materials

Combining the proven performance of a diamond-cut geometry with the capacity to plunge while leaving a minimum of top-side burr. 135° drill point minimizes part deflection on thin or otherwise unsupported workpieces.

 
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Metric Straight Plunge CNC Router Bits for Undersized Plywood

Metric diameter router bits. Cut dados and grooves dimensioned perfectly for plywood, flakeboard and other sheet material for which standard size bits are too large.

 
Mini Ball End Solid Carbide Steel, Stainless Steel & Composite Cutting AlTiN Coated CNC Router Bits

Mini Ball End Solid Carbide Steel, Stainless Steel & Composite Cutting AlTiN Coated CNC Router Bits

High performance, AlTiN coated. Micro machining applications involve miniature tooling that requires very high attention to tolerances and detail in their construction. These ball end incorporate 30 degree helixes and AlTiN coating to insure a high degree of precision.

 
Mini End Mill Solid Carbide Steel, Stainless Steel & Composite Cutting CNC Router Bits

Mini End Mill Solid Carbide Steel, Stainless Steel & Composite Cutting AlTiN Coated CNC Router Bits

High performance, AlTiN coated. Micro machining applications involve miniature tooling that requires very high attention to tolerances and detail in their construction. These end mills incorporate 30 degree helixes and AlTiN coating to insure a high degree of precision.

 
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Mortising CNC Router Bits

For cutting shallow mortises for hinges and locksets, use a mortising router bit. The cutting geometry is calculated to produce an exceptionally clean cut with crisp edges. A proper mortising bit, as shown, should have a large gullet between the two flutes.

 
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Multi Helix End Mills

Outstanding tools for peripheral milling, lasting longer than standard end mills because they dampen vibration which tends to break a sharp cutting edge down very quickly.

 
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Nova CNC Grooving & Profiling Router Bits

This series of profiles utilizing the patented Nova™ tool body system of interchangeable solid carbide insert knives are designed to give the appearance of a raised panel door in MDF or solid panels. One pass is all that is needed for a simple raised panel look using one of the “Plunge Form” profiles. Solid carbide insert knives can be replaced when knife becomes dull.

 
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Onsrud Router Bits

A company that sells CNC tools.

 
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Opposite-Shear Staggered Tooth CNC Router Bits

A stagger tooth bit has two cutting edges. The "opposite-shear" configuration features a down-shear edge and an up-shear edge. On a through-cut, it shears down on both surfaces at the same time.

 
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Patternmaking 3°, 5° & 7° Carbide Tipped Router Bits

These slightly tapered bit is specifically designed for wood patternmaking, especially wood vacuum-forming molds where draft is required for releasing the plastic from the mold.

 
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PCB CNC Bits

CNC carving bits that drill and mill out printed circuit board patterns.

 

Plain End High Performance Solid Carbide Fiberglass and Composite Cutting Router Bits

The end of this tool has a flat surface to preserve finishes on the perpendicular face. AlTiN coating provides double the hardness of cutting edges resulting in quantum increases in productivity.

 

 

Plastic CNC Bits

O-flute and low-helix drilling or engraving instruments that have been designed to work well on acrylic, phenolic, polycarbonate and polypropylene materials and composites. The bits eject plastic chips on both ends (up-cut and down-cut simultaneously).

 

 

Plastic Cutting Single & Double 'O' Flute Carbide Tipped Router Bits

For fast cutting in harder more abrasive plastics such as phenolic resin, acrylic, Corian, Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), Acrylic Stone, Coroplast®, etc.

 

 

Plastic Trim Saw Blade and Arbor System

This plastic trim saw blade and arbor system is designed for trimming and grooving hard and soft plastics. 100% flash mounting.

 

 
Point Center Drill Solid Carbide 118° High Performance 60° Countersink CNC Router Bits

Point Center Drill Solid Carbide 118° High Performance 60° Countersink CNC Router Bits

60° inclusive countersinks drill downards a small amount in order to make a quality starting hole and a profile. Follow up with a secondary drill for the full depth of cut of the workpiece.

 

Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD)

PCD tooling is manufactured in a high-temperature and high-pressure laboratory that fuses diamond particles onto a carbide substrate, which allows the diamond to be brazed onto a tool body. PCD offers a harder cutting edge providing a higher resistance to wear and quality of finish is often significantly improved.

 
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Polysterene CNC Bits

Cutting tools that are made for soft plastics like polystyrene. Soft materials tend to dull sharp bits over time.

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Production Plunge CNC Router Bits

Production plunge bits are specifically designed for high production operations, where long tool life is the primary concern.

 
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Production Shear CNC Router Bits

Excellent for cutting composition board and melamine. These bits cut with a shearing action, slicing very slightly downward to prevent chipping and tearing of the surface veneer or coating.

 
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Profiling Router Bits

Tools that creat profiles in softwood, hardwood and man-made boards. This may include chamfer, corner rouding, beading bullnose, roundover and cove & bead router bits.

 
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Rabbet Bit For CNC

An automated cutting tool that makes a recess or groove on the edge of the material.

 
Radius Edge Aluminum Cutting End Mill

Radius Edge Aluminum Cutting End Mill

Designed to route a finished appearance into aluminum, brass, copper & non-ferrous metals in one pass, these Amana Tool end mills utilize the ‘O’ flute up-cut design for a super-clean finish.

 
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Reed Edge CNC Router Bits

Reed edge bits produce a thumbnail flanked by full beads, and elegant edge profile.

 
Retaining Studs

Retaining Studs

The bolt like piece that is screwed into the arbor on a CNC or drilling machine. There are several different types of pull studs available to suit varieties of CNC machines, most pull studs are made to suit specific CNC machine brands.

 
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Rotozip CNC Bits

Router bits that are used to make cuts (usually on drywalls) at any angle.

 

 

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Router Bits for CNC Routers

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Screw Slot CNC Router Bits

Screw slots prevent the wood from splitting and the screw from failing when securing large panels.

 
Soft Aluminum Cutting CNC Router Bits

Soft Aluminum Cutting CNC Router Bits

Solid carbide single flute aluminum router bits ZrN coated, especailly designed to cut soft grades of aluminum sheet, 3003 grade to achieve a satisfactory finished edge. Also good for cutting brass, bronze, copper, gold and silver.

 
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Solid Carbide Cast Iron, Aluminum and Titanium Cutting Router Bits

Router bits designed for milling stainless steel, titanium, cast iron, steel, cermet, aluminum, brass and copper.

 
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Solid Carbide Compression Spiral Flute CNC Router Bits for MDF and Laminate

Designed for CNC applications requiring high feed rates and a clean finish. Particularly suitable for double-sided melamine or laminated material.

 
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Solid Carbide Compression Spiral Flute CNC Router Bits for Mortising Work

Designed for CNC applications requiring high feed rates and a clean finish. These tools have a much shorter up-cut section than the standard compression tools. Ideal for mortising, grooving and dado.

 
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Solid Carbide Compression Spiral Flute CNC Router Bits for Solid Wood

Specially designed for working in hard solid wood. Slow helic, special grinding angle, improved body shape in order to support the high feed rate, quick direction changes and deep penetration.

 
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Solid Carbide Carbon Graphite and Carbon Fiber Panel Cutting Router Bits

Designed to produce a minimum failure in composite materials such as layers separating and a significant loss of mechanical toughness, combatting abrasion, heat and the breakdown of composites for clean, accurate cuts.

 
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Solid Carbide Composite, Fiberglass & Phenolic Cutting CNC Router Bits

Specially designed for working in hard solid wood. Slow helic, special grinding angle, improved body shape in order to support the high feed rate, quick direction changes and deep penetration.

 
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Solid Carbide V Groove CNC Router Bits

For fine-line “engraving” in wood and composite materials, use either of these compact bits. Two-flute configuration and modest length (which minimizes vibration) combine to produce crisp, clean cuts.

 
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Solid Carbide Fiberglass Abrasive Type Plunge Diamond Pattern CNC Router Bits

Polycrystalline router bits are especially suitable for cutting fiberglass, tile and other highly-abrasive materials. Diamond pattern cutting edges abrades (grinds) material rather than cutting like conventional router bits. Diamond Tipped Polycrystalline (PCD). Cuts evenly in all directions.

 
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Solid Carbide Plastic Cutting CNC Insert System

A CNC insert knife system designed to cut and chamfer the top and bottoms of Plexiglass® or syrene sheets in one action.

 
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Solid Carbide Spiral Flute Roughing with Chipbreaker

These rotuer bits have a small chipbreaker therefore the quality of cut will improve. They will leave a small striated finish.

 
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Solid Carbide Spiral Flute Plunge

Used for carving, decorative doors and sign manufacturing. It leaves an excellent finish and expels chips quickly.

 
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Solid Carbide Plastic Cutting 'O' Flute CNC Router Bits

Solid carbide router bits with unique circular 'O' flute design to eject chips more easily. Excellent for cutting soft plastics such as PVC, styrene, ABS, etc.

 
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Signmaking CNC Router Bits

Signmaking bits are used to make professional signs in conjunction with letter making router bits.


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Slow Spiral Finisher Solid Carbide Router Bits

Specially designed to provide an excellent finish in hardwoods, solid surface and hard plastics.


Spectra CNC Router Bits for MDF

Spectra™ Extreme Tool Life Coated Solid Carbide Compression Spiral Router Bits for MDF/Laminate

Spektra™ Extreme Tool Life Coated Router Bits for MDF/Laminate with special unique carbide with Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating for longer lifetime in abrasive material. Designed for CNC applications requiring high feed rates and a clean finish.

 
8-Pc. Specialty Aluminum, Plastics & Stainless Steel Cutting CNC Router Bit Collection

8-Pc. Specialty Solid Carbide Aluminum, Plastics & Stainless Steel Cutting CNC Router Bit Collection

8-Pc. Solid Carbide Specialty Aluminum, Plastics & Stainless Steel Cutting CNC Router Bit Collection designed specifically for 2D/3D, signmaking, lettering and engraving.

 

 
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Spiral Long CNC Bits

Spiral bits with longer cutting length, usually at 3” (the typical length is 2”).

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Straight Plunge CNC Router Bits

Straight plunge bits are used for routing straight grooves, rabbets, dados, joints, mortises, trimming material or making a general cut.

 
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Straight Plunge Open Flute CNC Router Bits

Open-flute design promotes rapid chip clearance, necessary for high feed rates when routing straight grooves, rabbets, dados, joints, mortises, trimming material or making a general cut.

   
Steel Cutting Router Bits

Steel Cutting Router Bits

Specially designed for working in Metal working Steel Cold roll, soft steels, gummy stainless 303, Tool steels, exotics like titanium, inconel, 17-4PH stainless etc. Entire gambit of "steel".

 
8-Pc. Specialty Solid Carbide Stainless Steel, Steel & Composite Cutting CNC Spiral Router Bit Collection

8-Pc. Specialty Solid Carbide Stainless Steel, Steel & Composite Cutting CNC Spiral Router Bit Collection

8-Pc. Specialty Solid Carbide Stainless Steel, Steel & Composite Cutting CNC Spiral Router Bit Collection, perfect for the signmaking industry. The special carbide grade combined with the AlTiN coating gives amazing performance while the unique corner chamfer gives the bits great strenght.

 

 
Steel Cutting Router Bits

Steel, Stainless Steel & Composite Cutting CNC Router Bits/End Mills

Manufactured from our exclusive ultra-fine micrograin carbide, these bits feature a 30 degree Center Cutting Mill End and Aluminum Titanium Nitride (AlTiN) coating for superior cut quality.

 
Steel Cutting Router Bits

Stainless Steel Cutting Multi Helix CNC Router Bits

Unique variable design for faster speeds and feeds provides quiet operation & better finish. The multiple helix eliminates harmonic chatter, critical when surface finishes, part dimension tolerances & tool life are of utmost importance.

 
Steel Cutting Router Bits

Stainless Steel Cutting Multi Helix Corner Radius CNC Router Bits

These multi helix end mills are outstanding tools for peripheral milling, and can take aggressive cuts along the full length of the overall flute length with no issues. They last much longer than a general purpose end mills, partly because they are coated, partly because they dampen vibration which tends to break a sharp cutting edge down very quickly.

 
Steel Cutting Router Bits

Stagger Tooth Plunge Cutting Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Two cutting edges spaced 180 degrees apart, each half the length of its flute. One extends from the tip to the middle to end. The configuration combines the cutting speed and chip clearance of a single-flute bit with the finish of a double flute bit. Excellent for dense or abrasive man-made materials and panel goods.

 
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Solid Carbide Spiral CNC Router Bits for Composite Materials

Special grade solid carbide bits feature unique grinding and multi spiral flute design. Suitable for ‘roughing’ cuts in hard and abrasive composite materials such as: carbon fiber, Trespa®, fiberglass, etc.


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Solid Carbide Straight Plunge CNC Router Bits

For high volume, high speed cutting in dense natural woods and abrasive wood composites, use solid carbide bits when routing straight grooves, rabbets, dados, joints, mortises, trimming material or making a general cut.

 
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Tambour Door CNC Router Bit Set

A patented 3-pc. router bit system designed to construct beautiful tambours without glue, wire or cloth. Produces a flexible tambour that's perfect for creating your own roll top desk, breadbox or kitchen countertop storage area.

 
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V-Groove CNC Bits

Cut decorative V-grooves and lettering on signs with these V-groove CNC router bits.

 
90° V-Groove & Engraving

90° V-Groove & Engraving

Designed for beveling or V-grooving 90°. ZrN coated for prolonged cutting edge life.

 

 
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Wood CNC Bits

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Wood CNC Router Bits

CNC Router Bits for Woodworking.

 
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Sears Craftsman CNC Wood Engraver

A company that sells CNC engravers.

 

 
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Undersized Plywood Dado CNC Router Bits

Cut dadoes and grooves dimensioned perfectly for plywood, flakeboard and other sheet material for which standard size bits are too large.

 
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Vortex CNC Bits

A company that sells CNC tools.

 
ZrN Coating

ZrN Coating

Zirconium Nitride (ZrN) is a hard ceramic material similar to titanium nitride and is a cement-like refractory material. When applied using the physical vapor deposition coating process it is commonly used for coating medical devices, industrial parts (notably drill bits), aerospace components and other parts subject to high wear and corrosive environments.

 
 
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