Router Bits

  1. Onsrud Down-Cut Spiral Bits
    Onsrud Down-Cut Spiral Bits
    Down-shear spiral action prevents chip-out and fuzzing at the edge of the cut—ideal for cutting clean dados, grooves and rabbets.

    Starting at: From $19.39

  2. Freud Down-Spiral Router Bits
    Freud Down-Spiral Router Bits
    3 Review(s)
    Downward spiral leaves clean, splinter-free edges for dados, grooves and rabbets.

    Starting at: From $50.97

  3. Freud Carbide Up-Spiral Router Bits
    Freud Carbide Up-Spiral Router Bits
    1 Review(s)
    Upward spiral ejects chips with incredible efficiency—perfect for routing mortises and other deep grooves.

    Starting at: From $51.47

  4. A combination of up- and down-spirals leaves a clean finish on both faces.
    Freud Double Compression Spiral Router Bit
    1 Review(s)
    Spirals in both directions to eliminate chipping on both the top and bottom of the workpiece.

    Starting at: From $81.97

  5. Freud 5-Piece Up Cut Spiral Router Bit Set
    Freud 5-Piece Up Cut Spiral Router Bit Set
    This incredible value packs five solid carbide up-cut spiral router bits into one neat wooden case: 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2".

Here are some key terms you'll want to know in selecting the right router bit for your project.

Profile: The shape of the bit's edge and the contour of the resulting cut. Common profiles include:

Straight bits make straight cuts such as dadoes and grooves.
Rabbeting bits cut a notch along the edge of a workpiece.
Flush-trim bits trim the edge of one workpiece to match the edge of another.
Chamfer bits cut a bevel on the edge of a workpiece. Round-over bits soften the edge of a workpiece. They come in different radiuses.
Beading bits cut a rounded decorative edge.
Molding bits combine edge-forming profiles into one bit.
Specialty bits – such as dovetail, stile-and-rail, and panel-raising bits – are used to do specific tasks.

Shank: The part of the bit that is secured in the router. The two most common shank sizes are 1/4" and 1/2".

Pilot bearing: On some router bits, the free-rotating metal wheel above or below the cutter that runs along the workpiece edge, acting as a guide.

HSS: High-speed steel.

Carbide: Material often used to make cutting tips on router bits. It's harder than steel and holds an edge longer.

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- Orval - 08/07/2012

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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