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Compression Spiral Router Bits
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Joint - Bevel Glue Joint
Rabbeting
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Routers - CNC
Routers - Hand
Routers - Inverted
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Routers - Radial Arm
Slotting Cutters
Solid Carbide Router Bits
Solid Surface Bits
Spiral Router Bits
Trimmers
Upcut Spiral Router Bits
 

What to look for in a Router Bit

What shank size do I need?

This depends on the collet sizes that are available for your particular router, bear in mind that a larger diameter router bit provides greater strength and stability than a comparable router bit in a smaller diameter

How much material am I going to rout?

For shorter router bit runs, a cheaper HSS (High Speed Steel) Router Bit might make more sense than a more expensive carbide tipped or solid carbide router bit

What materials will I work with?

Make sure that the material and the geometry that the router bit is made of goes along with the router bit that you are looking to buy. For instance some materials (many composites, plastics) simply won’t work with high speed steel. All these materials require different cutting angles to get the optimum finish and optimum feed rate.

Why are some router bits more expensive than others?

It may have to do with quality of materials that the router bit is made of; for instance more expensive carbide tipped router bits might have a better grade of carbide or thicker carbide so that it can be sharpened more often

Router Bit Materials


Router Foundations
Collets
Spindles
Tool Holders


Materials Router Bits Cut
Hard Woods
Ash
Beech
Birch
Cherry
Mahogany
Maple
Oak
Poplar
Teak
Walnut
Soft Woods
Cedar
Cottonwood
Pine
Redwood
Hard Plastic
Cast Acrylic
Melamine
Nylon
PVC
Vinyl
Soft Plastic
ABS
Polycarbonate
Polyethylene
PVC
Polypropylene
HDPE
Polystyrene
UHMW
Extruded Acrylic
Composites
Fiberglass
Phenolic
Reinforced
Non Ferrous Metals
Aluminum
Copper
Zinc
Brass
Silver
Gold
Platinum
Miscellaneous Materials
Soft Plywood
Hard Plywood
Laminated Chipboard
Laminated Plywood
Foam
MDF
Drywall
Solid Surface

 


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Router-Bit-World.com is designed to help home woodworkers and industrial woodworkers make educated decisions about buying router bits. The correct router bit is key to getting the proper finish cut on whatever type of router you are using.


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