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Router Bits


Learn about choosing, using and inspecting a router bit for peak performance.

Table of Contents:

  1. How to Use a Router Bit Bearing
  2. Basic Router Bit Profiles
  3. Router Bit Comparison
  4. How to Choose a Router Bit
  5. Router Bit Glossary
  6. Inspecting a Router Bit

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If our huge selection of router bits doesn't include exactly what you're looking for, we'll make a custom bit to your exact specifications. Simply click here to access our Custom Router Bit Quote Form or contact us at 800-346-8274.

Shop For Router Bits:


 Route Bit Set  

Router Bit Sets

General purpose sets great for getting started as well as specialty sets for plastics, door and cabinet making, CNC routers and more.


 CNC Spoilboard Surfacing Bit  

CNC Spoilboard Surfacing Router Bits

Straight cutting or upshear.


 Door and Window Router Bit Profiles  

Door and Window Router Bits

Stile and Rail, Finger Pull, Raised Panel and more for creating doors and windows.


 Grooving Router Bit Profiles  

Grooving Router Bits

V-groove, T-slot and fancy shaped profiles for cutting into the face of a panel or part. These bits do not include a bearing and are capable of plunging directly into a panel or part face. For flat grooving (such as dados) and template cutting see Straight Flute or Spiral Flute Router Bits.


 Jointing Router Bit Profiles  

Jointing Router Bits

Router bits for creating wood joints including rabbeting, tongue and groove, dovetail, lock-miter and other glue joints.


 Plastic Cutting Router Bits  

Plastic Cutting Router Bits

O-flute and low helix (slow) spirals as well as specialty bits for cutting acrylic, phenolic, fiberglass and other man-made composites. Many of these bits may also work well for non-ferrous soft metals such as aluminum, copper, etc.


 Profile Router Bits  

Profiling Router Bits

A wide variety of router bits for outer edge shaping, moldings, picture frames, etc. These bits typically include a bearing and are not suitable for plunging directly into the surface of a panel.


 Solid Surface Router Bits  

Solid Surface Router Bits

Trimming, beveling and specialty bits designed specifically for solid surface.


 Spiral Router Bits  

Spiral Flute Router Bits

Flat bottom upcut, downcut and compression spirals with 1 to 4 flutes for roughing, finishing, chipbreaking and general purpose. For low-helix (slow) spirals see Plastic Cutting Router Bits.


 Straight Router Bits  

Straight Flute Router Bits

Carbide tipped, carbide insert, solid carbide and diamond tipped bits in all sizes.


 Trimming and Beveling Router Bits  

Trimming & Beveling Router Bits

Router bits for flush trimming and back-beveling laminates and other post-bonded materials. See Profiling Router Bits for larger edge chamfer bits.




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