Router Bits At A Glance
Straight Router Bits
Straight router bits provide a clean edge when routing grooves, rabbets or dadoes, or when cutting mortises. They can be used in a variety of sheet goods, including natural wood and wood composites such as MDF and laminated chipboard. Our selection of straight bits includes flush trimming, template, mortising and spiral router bits, with shank diameters ranging from 1/8" to 1/2" as well as 8mm, depending on application. Choose the router bit length based on the depth you require.
Spiral Router Bits
Spiral router bits provide rapid, clean waste removal, particularly in plunge routing. They are excellent for grooving, slitting, blind routing and end milling.
Hinge Mortising Router Bit
While generally used for routing shallow recesses for hinge gains, hinge mortising bits can also be used for template work.
Flush Trim / Template Router Bits
Flush trim bits are used for precision trimming of a surface such as laminate material flush to a substrate, as well as for duplicating curved patterns from a template.
Straight Router Bits
Straight router bits are used to hollow out an area, such as routing slots and channels or milling dadoes, mortises and rabbets.
Profile/Edge-Treatment Router Bits
These bits are indispensable for adding decorative profiles such as round overs, bullnoses, coves and ogees into the edges of cabinets, furniture, frames and millwork. You can use a combination of bits to create more complex profiles. Most have a bearing so the bit can be guided parallel with the edge of a workpiece. For better safety, the larger bit sizes should be used only in a router table equipped with a fence and not used free hand.
Round-Over Router Bits
For adding a clean quarter of a circle profile to an edge, with or without a quirk.
Bullnose Router Bits
A bullnose router bit offers a more efficient way to mill a bullnose on countertops, stair treads, windowsills and shelves than a round-over bit.
Chamfer Router Bits
Turn to chamfer router bits for clean and accurate mitered joinery or for easing sharp edges on frames, legs, beams and moldings.
Cove Router Bits
A cove router bit creates an elegant concave quarter of a circle profile into workpiece edges.
Ogee Router Bits
Ogee router bits are ideal for traditional projects that require more detail on the edge, such as in trim carpentry and case furniture.
Joinery Router Bits
For machining perfectly matching joints with a router, you can choose from dovetail bits, rabbeting bits, rail and stile bits, raised panel bits, and tongue and groove bits. Your choice depends on the style of joint that best suits your project. For better safety, these bits should be used only in a router table and not used free hand.
Dovetail Router Bits
There’s no easier way to make dovetail joints than machining them with a router and a dovetail jig.
Rabbeting Router Bits
Rabbeting router bits make quick work of milling shouldered recesses and tenons on the edge of workpieces with a router and a router table.
Rail & Stile Router Bits
These bits are primarily used in frame and panel construction.
Panel Raising Router Bits
Add raised panels to doors and drawer fronts with panel raising router bits.
V-Joint Tongue & Groove Router Bits
The V-joint tongue and groove bit can be used to rout both halves of a tongue and groove joint.
Specialty Router Bits
While it is possible to achieve just about any profile by using straight, joinery and edge-treatment router bits in combination with each other, using a specialty router bit lets you achieve the desired effect with fewer set-ups. When you need to rout beads, reeds and flutes to embellish furniture, make slots for drawer bottoms or biscuit joinery, mill decorative trim moldings, or flatten a slab for a live-edge table, router bits that are made for a specific use make a difference in both your productivity and the ensuing results. For better safety, the larger router bits should be used only in a router table and not used free hand.
Slab Flattening Router Bits
Used for surface finishing or large wood slabs that are too large to pass through a jointer or thickness planer.
Beading/Reeding Router Bits
Used for adding decorative details on a variety of projects, from boxes to architectural millwork.
Bowl/Bottom-Cleaning Router Bits
A bowl/bottom-cleaning router bit carves a smooth-finished bottom surface and leaves a clean transition radius adjoining the side wall.
Crown Molding Router Bits
Save time and money by making your own crown molding.
Flute Router Bits
A fluting router bit is used to mill single or multiple grooves joined with fillets into a workpiece.
Molding Router Bits
Use molding router bits to add elegant details on trim moldings and frames.
Plunge Router Bits
Plunge router bits are useful for making deep surface cuts, such as for lettering and inlay work, as well as for cutting openings for sinks, windows and doors.
Sign-Making/Lettering Router Bits
Specifically designed for lettering and decorative engraving, these clean-cutting router bits are often used with templates but can also be used free hand.
Slot-Cutting Router Bits
For quickly and easily cutting the tongues and grooves for tongue and groove joinery, slots for drawer bottoms, or splines for biscuit joinery.
V-Groove Router Bits
Use a V-groove router bit to make deep or shallow grooves for scoring panel designs, adding details to furniture or making signs.
Router Bits Sets
Accumulating a set of router bits is a long and expensive process, and every job seems to require at least one bit you don’t have. Our sets include a variety of bit profiles, including straight bits, trimming bits, joinery bits and decorative bits, suitable for numerous routing applications, making them practical for both the beginner and the professional woodworker. Router bit sets offer a saving over buying individual bits.View More
Router Bit Accessories
We offer an assortment of router bit accessories, including bearing replacements, bushing adapters so you can use smaller-shanked bits, and bit holders so you can keep your collection of router bits organized.View More