To replace a favorite handle, to make one tailored to your preferred grip, or simply to satisfy the urge to customize tools, this round-over bit is specifically designed for handle-making. Much faster and more precise than using a bandsaw and hand tools, the bearing-guided bit follows a template's contours exactly, and its overlapping cutting flutes ensure a rounded profile with no flats or ridges. The result is a close-to-finished form, requiring minimal hand shaping prior to sanding.
The bearing is sized to the bit's minor diameter, so templates can be made actual size, with no conversion needed. Suitable for handle stock from 25/32" (0.79") to 1" thick, it is height adjustable in 0.05mm (0.002") increments by adding shims* onto the shaft between the cutting flutes.
The steel body has a non-stick coating for easy resin removal, and the cutters are made of carbide to ensure long-lasting edges. Not intended for freehand use.
To complement this new bit, we have created templates that allow you to reproduce the handles on some of our Veritas® tools, as well as some Stanley planes. To browse and print these templates, please consult this link.
* Included shims: five 1mm (0.039"), two 0.5mm (0.02"), four 0.1mm (0.004"), and two 0.05mm (0.002").