Router Bits

  1. The up-cut design helps keep the mortise clear of chips and shavings while you cut.
    Up-Cut Spiral Mortising Router Bits
    6 Review(s)
    Up-spiral design directs chips up and out of mortises and grooves, resulting in a cooler cutter, less burning and a long cutting life.

    Starting at: From $17.99

  2. 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".
  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. Freud 13 Piece Super Bit Set
    Freud 13 Piece Super Bit Set
    2 Review(s)
    Offers a wide variety of router bits, including "V" groove, flush trim, chamfer and dovetail bits.
  5. Freud Four Piece Undersized Plywood Bit Set
    Freud Four Piece Undersized Plywood Bit Set
    5 Review(s)
    Specially sized to cut precisely fitted dadoes for plywood panels.
  6. Hinge Mortising Router Bit 3/4" Diameter x 3/4" Height (1/2" Shank)
    Hinge Mortising Router Bit 3/4" Diameter x 3/4" Height (1/2" Shank)
    1 Review(s)
    The shorter length of this mortising bit allows you to pull it way back into the baseplate for routing shallow recesses.
  7. Freud Mortising Bits
    Freud Mortising Bits
    2 Review(s)
    Down shear angle helps to eliminate splintering around the perimeter of the mortise.

    Starting at: From $18.47

  8. Hinge Mortising Router Bit 1/2" Diameter x 3/4" Height (1/4" Shank)
    Hinge Mortising Router Bit 1/2" Diameter x 3/4" Height (1/4" Shank)
    1 Review(s)
    The shorter length of this mortising bit allows you to pull it way back into the baseplate for routing shallow recesses.
  9. Hinge Mortising Router Bit 1/2" Diameter x 3/4" Height (1/2" Shank)
    Hinge Mortising Router Bit 1/2" Diameter x 3/4" Height (1/2" Shank)
    1 Review(s)
    The shorter length of this mortising bit allows you to pull it way back into the baseplate for routing shallow recesses.

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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