Articles from AJ Hamler
Must Have Router Bits: The Top Ten Bits for Any Job in Your Workshop
A simple router bit can change your router into several different tools in the shop, expert AJ Hamler picks the ten best types of bits for your workshop
Must Have Router Bits: Stile and Rail Bit Sets for Frame-and-Panel Joinery
Stile and rail bit sets usually come in pairs to be matched up on the router table to quickly and accurately cut matching frame and panel joints on workpieces.
Must Have Router Bits: Slot-Cutting Bits Like Small Saw Blades for Joint Cutting
Slot-cutting bits act like small saw blades for your router, perfect for cutting different sized grooves and slots for joinery and biscuits.
Must Have Router Bits: Chamfer Bits for Straight Edge Countertop Cuts
Chamfer bits only have one function, making the angled cuts used in miter joints and laminate, but it makes those cuts better than any other router bit.
Must Have Router Bits: Dovetail Bit the Best Bet for Machining Joinery
As its name indicates, if you’re interested in machining dovetail joinery, the fastest and most easy way to do so is with a dovetail router bit
Must Have Router Bits: Roundover Bits Make Curved Edges on Workpieces
To make curved edges for your projects, a roundover bit can come in handy, and the bits come in several different curves for making any type of edging.
Must Have Router Bits: Rabbeting Bit Has Bearings for Any Size Joinery
Rabbeting bits are made in just about any size you need for cutting any size rabbets for joinery, with many that have interchangeable bearings.
Must Have Router Bits: Straight Router Bits Cut Joinery and Rabbets
Easily the most versatile of all router bits, the straight bit is the one that gets the most use in the shop and comes in the widest range of sizes.
Must Have Router Bits: Flush-trim and Pattern Cut Handheld Router Bits
For routing laminates and making smooth, even cuts over multiple pieces, the bits that you want in your workshop are flush and pattern cutters.
Must Have Router Bits: Cove Router Bits Cut Concave Edgings and Moldings
For the reverse cutting of a roundover bit, cove bits rout out concave profiles in edging and are the main component to creating attractive moldings.