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Featuring industrial quality carbide tipped, solid carbide & carbide insert router bits for any project.

With hundreds of router bits to choose from, the choices can be overwhelming. To help make the shopping experience a pleasant one, we have provided an in-depth router bit glossary to guide you in making your tool selections. At Toolstoday, you receive the highest quality customer service along with the lowest priced router bits online. See for yourself, view our current router bit specials.

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Abrasive Routers

Abrasive Routers

These routers are designed to cut abrasive materials such as tile and fiberglass. Sometimes configured in diamond pattern.

 
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Acrylic Router Bits

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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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.

 
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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 Router Bits

Aluminum router bits are used for cutting aluminum, brass, copper and other nonferrous metals.

 
Amana Tool

Amana Tool

Woodworking tool suppliers and world leaders in the manufacturing of high-quality tungsten carbide woodworking tools.

   
Amana Tool

Anti-kickback

A safety feature designed to prevent the tool from catching the wood too deep and kicking back the material. Look for tools that are BG-Tested, which is a European certification for tools that comply with their strict safety standards.

   
Amana Tool

Architectural Bits

See molding router bits.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Ball End Router Bits

Router bits used to cut channels for pipes or cables.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Bead Router Bits

A decorative profile. This bit is often used with a tongue-and- groove joint to hide a gap between boards.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Beading Router Bits

Router bit used for decorative purposes. This bit cuts quarter-round shapes bounded by fillets. It creates a bead like contour in the wood piece.

   
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Belin CNC Router Bits

A company that sells CNC tools.

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Bevel Router Bits

See Chamfer Router Bits.

   
Boring Bit

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

 
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Boring Bits

See Boring Bit.

 
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Boring Bits Lance

The pointed tip of boring bits.

 
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Bowl & Tray Router Bits

These bits are used for routing solid wood serving trays or flat dishes.

   
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Bullnose Router Bits

These bits are used to carve a rounded edge, often used for the front edge on a counter top.

   
carbide tipped router bits

Carbide Router Bits

Router bits composed of an extremely hard metal compound. There are various standards of carbide in different hardnesses used for specific materials.

   
carbide tipped router bits

Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Router bits with cutting edges or blades made of carbide.

   
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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.

 
carving 3d router bits

Carving, 3D Tapered Ball Nose (Conical Ball), ZrN Coated Router Bits

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

 
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Chair Rail Router Bits

Originally, chair rails were intended to prevent walls from being dented by the backs of chairs. Chair rails are usually measured to equal the height of the tallest chair in the room.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Chamfer Router Bits

Router bits that cut an angle, usually 45 degrees.

   
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.

   

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.

 
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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 Router Bits

Designed to work with CNC machines. Industrial quality CNC router bits provide superior, smooth-quality cuts every time.

   

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.

 

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.

 
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Compression Router Bits

These router bits are used when working with veneer, melamine or a similar materials. Using double spirals ensures that both top and bottom edges of the material are properly cut and pulled towards the center.

   

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.

 

Compression Spiral Bit

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

 
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Conical 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 bits are also used in making angled cuts on edges.

 

 

Countersink

See Countersink Bits.

 

Countersink Bits

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

 
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Core Box Router Bits

Core box bits are used to cut half-round grooves for fluted moldings, columns, millwork, and signs. When used with an edge guide, this bit will also cuts coves.

   
corner round router bits

Corner Round Router Bits

These router bits are used for creating round corners on your woodwork. Used mainly for furniture pieces.

   
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Cove Router Bits

A trim unit on which one edge has a curved radius. Coves are used to bridge the gap between the bottom of the wall and the floor. A cove may also be used to form an inside corner.

 
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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.

 
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Custom Router Bits

Router bits that are made or fitted according to the needs, preferences or special request of a person.

   
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Cutting Service

Any outfit that offers cutting, drilling, boring, engraving or embossing with or without the use of CNC cutting systems.

 
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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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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.

 

Diamond Bits

Diamond 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 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.

 
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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.

 

Diamond Grit 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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Djtol Engraving Tools

A company that sells CNC tools.

 
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Door Lip Router Bits

Router bits used to shape pull handles on the fronts of drawers and cabinet doors.

   
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Doormaking Router Bits

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

 
Door Making Router Bits

Doormaking Router Bits

These bits are used to make and shape doors.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Double Bead Router Bits

These bits create two bead shaped contours in the wood piece. Often used on the edges of shelving or narrow molding strips.

   
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.

 

 
 
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Double Edge Folding 'V' Groove 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 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.

 

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Dovetail Jig

Device which secures the board ends being joined by a dovetail joint.

 

 

Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Dovetail Joints

Technique for creating a strong joint between two pieces of wood. This is done by carving one or more tapered, fan-shaped tenons into one piece of wood which will interlock with a series of mortises carved into the adjoining piece of wood.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Dovetail Router Bits

These bits are used to carve the tenons and mortises of the dovetail joint.

   
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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.

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Edge Router Bits

Edge bits are used to detail the edges of your woodworking piece. Used to soften the corners of tables, cabinets and more.

   
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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 Bit

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

 
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Engraving Bits

See Engraving Bit.

 
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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

 
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E-Z Dial™ Slot Cutter 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.

 
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Fast Helix Router Bit

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

 

 
>4 Facet CNC Drill

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.

 
CNC Feed Rate

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.

 

Fiber-Reinforced Plastic

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

 

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Fiberglass Router Bits

These router bits are designed to trim laminated fiberglass boards.

   
Finger Grip Router Bits

Finger Grip Router Bits

These bits are used to carve drawer pull handles on the front of drawers as well as cabinet doors.

   
Finger Joint

Finger Joint

Technique for joining two pieces of wood. Thin wood fingerlike extensions, are cut into the ends of two pieces of wood. When glued together, these extensions form a level surface.

   
Flooring Router Bits

Flooring Router Bits

Create custom tongue and groove hardwood flooring and inlays, produce floorboards with nail slots using innovative two-piece carbide-tipped router bit sets.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Flush Trim Router Bits

Flush trim bits are used to carve templates, patterns, joints, and internal cuts.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Fluting Router Bits

Fluting bits carve the fluted molding designs into the molding.

   
CNC Foam Cutting Router Bits

Foam Cutting 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.

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Frame and Panel

Also know as "Stile and Rail". This technique is used to create doors, wainscoting, along with adding decorative features to cabinets, homes and furniture.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Furniture Molding Router Bits

See molding router bits.

   
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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.

 

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Grooving & Engraving

Produce crisp, clean cuts in wood to create detailed patterns, words, seals etc.

   
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Guttering Router Bits

See Cove Router Bits.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Handrail Router Bits

These bits are for detailing handrails.

   
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.

 

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Holz BG Tested (Anti- Kickback)

The German Woodworking Trade Association established rules for the wood and plastic industries regarding the designing, manufacturing and use of cutting tools.

   
In-Groove™ Router Bits

In-Groove™ Router Bits

Insert engraving system engineered to quickly interchange insert carbide knives while mounted in CNC machines to maintain excellent cutting accuracy.

   
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Insert Carbide Stile & Rail 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 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 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.

 
Intermediate Stackable Cutters

Intermediate Stackable Cutters

Cutters used to expand on adjustable groovers. Enable woodworkers to sandwich one or more cutters between a pair of the groovers.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Joinery

Creating woodworking pieces using an array of joint- making techniques.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Joinery Router Bits

Bits used to carve the connecting, puzzle-like, pieces of the joint-making process.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Keyhole Router Bits

The keyhole router bit is used to cut keyhole shaped slots into plaques, picture frames and other hanging woodworks.

Industrial CNC Router Bits

Left-Hand Plunge Router Bits

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

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Letter Making Router Bits

Letter making bits are used to create letters for professional signs.

   
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.

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

MDF

Edge bits are used to detail the edges of your woodworking piece. Used to soften the corners of tables, cabinets and more.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

MDF Router Bits

Router bits that are capable of properly cutting and carving MDF wood boards.

 
Industrial CNC Router Bits

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.

 
Industrial CNC Router Bits

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.

 
Industrial CNC Router Bits

Metric Straight Plunge 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.

 
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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

 
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.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Miniature Router Bits

Miniature bits are used for a variety of small scale woodworking pieces.

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Molding Router Bits

These bits are used to create decorative moldings and trim.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Mortise

These are slots, carved into a piece of wood. These slots will interlock with tenons carved into the adjoining piece of wood to form a dovetail joint.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Mortise Router Bits

Mortise bits are used to carve square shaped slots. Typically used for hinges, lock sets and cutting mortises.

   
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Mortiser

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

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Mullion

A thin member forming the dividing units of a door, window, or screen. It is often used for decorative purposes.

   
Industrial CNC Router Bits

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.

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Multi-Form Router Bit

The multi-form router bit is designed to cut a variety of molding patterns, profiles and architectural details.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Muntin

Wooden or metal strips separating the panes of glass in a sash.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Ogee Router Bits

Ogee bits are used to carve an S-shaped curve in moldings and decorative designs. It has a convex at the top which smoothly blends into a concave at the bottom.

   
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Onsrud Router Bits

A company that sells CNC tools.

 
Industrial CNC Router Bits

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.

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Ovolo

A plunging version of Roundover router bits or corner round bits.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Panel Pilot Router Bits

This bit is used to create openings in panels, windows, drywall, and doors. Often used to trim materials such as mica, veneer and other laminates.

   
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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 Bits

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.

 

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Plastic Cutting Router Bits

Plastic Spiral 'O' flute bits are designed to produce smooth cuts in acrylic materials, plastics and wood.

   
Plunge Router Bits

Plunge Router Bits

Plunge router bits are perfect for plunging cuts. Cut dados and grooves.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Plunge Form Router Bits

Plunge routers and bits are perfect for deep surface cuts. Ideal for freehand lettering and inlay work.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Plywood Router Bits

Plywood router bits are specially designed for cutting plywood.

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

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

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

 
Industrial CNC Router Bits

Production Shear 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.

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Rebate Cutters/Rebaters

Synonym for Rabbeting Router Bits.

   
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Reed Edge Router Bits

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

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Rail Router Bits

See Stile and Rail Router Bits.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Raised Panel Router Bits

These bits are used with the stile and rail bits to create a profiled edges on door panels. Raised panel bits are available for both horizontal and vertical profiles.

   
carbide tipped router bits

Round Over Router Bits

Round over bits are used to create rounded edges on tables, chairs, cabinets and other furniture and home fixtures.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Router Bit Accessories

An object or device which enhances the usefulness of the router bits.

   

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Router Bit

The cutting implement that 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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Router Bit Sets

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

 
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Router Bits

See Router Bit.

 
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Router Bits for Aluminum

See Aluminum Router Bits.

 

Router Bits Ball Nose

See Ball Nose Router Bit.

 

 
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Router Bits for Metal

Router Bits used for metal cutting.

 
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Router Bits for Plastic

Bits used for cutting plastic.

 

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.

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Router Bits: European Micro-Grained Carbide

Carbide well-known in the woodworking industry for its edge holding qualities, click here to read more.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Router Bits: Industrial Quality

The longest lasting tooling available, from the rigid BG anti-kickback design certification to the stringent manufacturing processes, click here to read more.

 

 

Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Router Bit Quality

Not all router bits are created equal, click here to read more.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Router Bit Selection

Choose your router bit by reading our quick router bit selection guide here.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Router Bits: Solid Carbide Insert vs. Brazed Carbide

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Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Router Bit Sets

A number of router bits used together to achieve a specific woodworking task. For example the Wainscot Wall Panel Router Bit Set includes a number of router bits used for Wainscot Wall Paneling.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Router Bits

Pieces that attach to a router tool, mainly used for cutting and carving wood. Router bits come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

   
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Rotozip Router Bits

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

 

 
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Screw Slot Router Bits

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

 
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Shaper Bits

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

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Signmaking Router Bits

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

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Slot Cutting Router Bits

Slot cutting bits are used to cut slots into the wood.

   
Solid Carbide Router Bits

Solid Carbide Router Bits

Solid carbide router bits are ground from micro grain carbide on precision CNC machines. There are various standards of carbide in different hardnesses used for specific materials.

   
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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.

 
Industrial CNC Router Bits

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.


Industrial CNC Router Bits

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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Sears Craftsman CNC Wood Engraver

A company that sells CNC engravers.

 

 
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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.

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Solid Surface Router Bits

These bits are designed to rout solid surfaces used to make: counter tops, floor tiles, bathroom sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers, vanity tops etc...

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Spiral Router Bits

Spiral bits are designed like a drill and are used to make deep cuts to the surface of your wood piece.

 
Spoilboard Insert CNC Router Bits

Spoilboard Insert CNC Router Bits

Insert spoilboard router bits, great for planing and rabbeting surface areas in MDF, Balsa Core, hardwood, softwood and all man-made materials.

   
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".

   
carbide tipped router bits

Stile and Rail Router Bits

These bits are used for constructing panels and frames. Often used for making cabinet frames and passage doors, stile and rail bits also carve decorative profiles and panel slots into the edge of a door frame. The stile and rail bits come as a set of 2, or as a single bit.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Straight Plunge Router Bits

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

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Surface Router Bits

These bits are used to cut the top level of a structure.

 

 

Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Tambour Door

The tambour door is made using slats-thin narrow flat strips of usually wood or metal. These slats roll up and down a vertical track. Tambour doors are usually found in cabinets and entertainment centers.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Tambour Router Bits

Tambour bits are used to create tambour doors.

   
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Tambour Door 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.

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Template Router Bit

Template bits are designed to make routing along with a woodworking template easy.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Tenon

These are tapered, fan-shaped, teeth like, protrusions carved into a piece of wood. These protrusions will interlock with mortises carved into the adjoining piece of wood to form a dovetail joint.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Tongue-and-Groove Joint

This joint is often used for wood paneling, flooring, parquet and other similar woodworks. The joint is used to fit 2 or more similar objects together edge-to-edge. Each piece has a slot or "groove" cut all along one edge, and a thin, deep ridge or "tongue" shaped on the opposite edge. The then fit together closely.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Tongue-and-Groove Router Bits

These joinery bits are used to create the tongue and groove joint.

 

 

Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Trim Router Bits

These bits are fast turning, used with a handheld trim router. They are ideal for making precise cuts for smaller jobs.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Trim Solid Carbide Router Bits

These bits cut precise, line designs on wooden and laminate-covered surfaces.

   
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Tungsten Router Bits

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

 

 
Industrial CNC Router Bits

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.

 
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V-Groove Bits

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

 
90° V-Groove & Engraving

90° V-Groove & Engraving

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

 

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

V-Groove Router Bits

These bits cut V shaped grooves into the wood. They are also used for miter folds, signmaking and lettering.

   
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Videos created using industrial CNC tooling for educational and pleasure experiences.

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

V-Paneling Router Bits

V Paneling bits are used to create V groove paneling, by cutting 2 separate pieces of wood that form a V design when joined together.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Wainscot

Wainscot is a wood paneling décor that covers the lower 3-4 feet of an interior wall. Can be plain, painted or varnished wood.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Wainscot Paneling Router Bits

These bits are used to carve decorative designs in your wainscot wall panels.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Window Edge Router Bits

These bits are used for shaping the edges of window frames and ledges.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Window Sash

Is the framework in which the glass panes of a window or door are set.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Window Sash Router Bits

Window sash bits are designed to cut sash window frames and glass door parts. This includes: rails, stiles, mullions and muntins.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Wood Router Bits

Router bits used for cutting, carving and shaping pieces of wood.

   
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Wood CNC Router Bits

CNC Router Bits for Woodworking.

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Wood Routers

Machines with a revolving vertical spindle and cutter. Used for shaping the surface of wood.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Woodworking

The process of carving, milling, building and creating objects using wood.

   
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Woodworking Router Bits

Woodworking bits are used to shape, trim and cut woodworks such as furniture

 
Carbide Tipped Router Bits

Woodworking Templates

These are patterns, or molds in the form of thin boards or plates. Templates are used as a guide for the construction of an object using wood.

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.

 

 

Router Bit Quality

Despite appearances, not all router bits are created equal. The characteristics that separate a high quality Amana Tool router bit from a cheap bit cannot be seen without careful inspection. For example, the best carbide tips hold an edge longer because the carbide is extremely hard and the carbide particles are consistently micrograin. And when the edge does require re-sharpening, you can be assured that Amana bits will last longer because the carbide is thick.

Poorly machined bits may slip in the collet and spoil the workpiece. For a firm grip in the collet, a router bit shank should be no less than .001” of the specified diameter; in other words, a 1/2" shank bit should measure .499”. Amana Tool router bit shanks are consistently the correct size.

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Selecting the Correct Router Bit for Your Job

Selecting the right router bit can sometimes seem mind-boggling and so it’s helpful to break it down to two simple questions; do I need to create a decorative shape or a joint and how will I guide the workpiece through the cut?

Decorative shapes can be simple profiles such as the ogee, roundover, and the bead or something more complex such as a crown molding. Amana Tool has the largest selection of decorative profile bits available anywhere.

Straight bits are the most common router bit for cutting joints. They can be used to create grooves, dadoes, mortises, tenons and rabbets. It’s helpful to have a number of different sizes on hand.

Some router bits, such as the Amana In-Stile bit sets, cut a decorative profile as well as a complex joint. Matching bit sets are more expensive but make it easy to construct complicated assemblies such as doors.

The most common method for guiding a bit is with the bearing on the end of the bit. The guide bearing ensures a consistent profile and allows routing straight stock or curves. Many Amana bits have a guide bearing on the shank which allows for pattern shaping curves. Pattern bits are also useful for grooves, mortises, and other internal cuts with a template.

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Solid Carbide Insert vs Brazed Carbide

Amana Tool is now offering the newest router bit design available today: insert carbide. Like the knives in a jointer or planer, the carbide inserts, are held securely in place in the body of the router bit with a mechanical fastener. Insert router bits have several advantages over brazed bits. Because the brazing process creates tremendous heat, engineers are limited as to the hardness level of carbide used. In contrast, insert bits use much harder, longer wearing carbide because there is no heat generated in the manufacturing process.

Additionally, when the insert does eventually dull, there is no need to send it out for sharpening. Instead, a new carbide insert is quickly and easily fastened in the body of the tool. As an added advantage, the profile remains consistent.

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European Micro-Grained Carbide

Carbide is well-known in the woodworking industry for its edge holding qualities and Amana Tool uses only the best micrograin and sub-micrograin carbide available. This ensures that Amana router bits hold an edge for an incredibly long time in a wide variety of materials, from natural wood and MDF to aluminum. Amana uses thick carbide inserts for multiple sharpening and silver induction brazing for maximum bonding, strength, and long tool life.

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Industrial Quality

The woodworking industry expects the smoothest performing, longest lasting tooling available and Amana delivers. From the rigid BG anti-kickback design certification to the stringent manufacturing processes, Amana engineers work diligently to ensure that the router bit that you purchase meets the highest level of industrial standards for quality, longevity, safety, and smoothness of cut.

Amana manufactures each bit from a solid bar of high strength steel. The steel bodies are manufactured in a single clamping to ensure balance, symmetry, precision, and centricity.


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