fantastic value on high quality router bits. These bits are
competitively priced while offering high performance and long
performance features include:
and K20 grade carbide for clean cutting action.
sharpening with 600 - 800 grit diamond wheels.
balanced for smooth operation.
anti-stick coating to reduce pitch and resin buildup.
you are not 100% satisfied with these bits, send them back for
It's easy to prevent mishaps if you take a few simple precautions.
1) Rockler recommends using 1/2'' shank router bits whenever possible.
1/2'' shanks provide better stability with less vibration to produce a smoother
cut and longer cutter life. 2) Make multiple light passes rather than one heavy cut. 3) Install your router bit so that 90% of the shank is inside the
collet. Here's a rule of thumb: fully insert the bit, then pull it back
1/16 to 1/8 of an inch. 4) Use a router table whenever possible. 5) When using large diameter bits, reduce the RPM of your router.
Then test your set-up on scrap lumber. 6) Always follow your router manufacturer's recommendations.
1) Submitted by
John DeVun, from Mandeville, LOUISIANA
Saw Norm Abrahm use this method to connect face frames to some cabinets. I used it to attach a bullnose moulding to a base on a chest I am building. Works great for attaching frames, edging, etc.
2) Submitted by
Nick, from San Diego, CA
Excellent product! Cuts effortlessly and gives a very clean slot. Bisucits fit perfectly and give a secure joint. What I really like about this method is that the 2 halves that are being joined line up perfectly for gluing, which has not been the case for me using mortise/tenons or dowels. The biscuits are also much easier to use although I would expect the joints may not be as strong as these other methods. For my application, joining 45 deg corners on a fireplace hearth this was the best and, perhaps, only way to go.
3) Submitted by
Jim Mulford, from Wilton, NY
As with all Rockler router bits, this cutter cuts great; smooth and true. However, when buying a biscuit cutter head you would expect that the cutter would make a slot the correct size for a buscuit. Standard biscuit cutter heads come in 2 sizes, 4" and 2" diameter. This head is neither. This is only a slot cutter that has bearings to set the biscuit depth.
4) Submitted by
Karl, from Los Angeles, CA
Product is fine, but it's not self explanatory. There are a series of washers that need to stack a certain way with the guides. I just hope I don't damage it doing trail-and-error. Seems silly not to even have a picture of it assembled the right way.
5) Submitted by
Bob Oswald, from Gaston, OR
Sadly missing instructions have people assembling this in the wrong sequence. The correct sequence, starting at the bottom is washer - cutter - washer - bearing - nut. If you put the washer on top, the bearning will be jammed against the cutter. Therefore it will turn with the cutter and smoke the wood.
6) Submitted by
Harold Holloway, from Bonners Ferry, ID
The biscuit cutter set works very well, especially when it is on the shaft in the right way. There were no instructions so I had it on the wrong way at first and wound up making a lot of smoke. It is also very important to keep a hand held router flat while making the cut.
"Have been a return customer for a number of years, and a recent experience has really cemented that bond for me. After using my Rockler lighted magnifying lens for a few months, one of the wires from the battery pack came loose. When I contacted Customer Service to inquire about sending the unit back, they instead sent me a brand new one - no questions asked, no return expected, no charge whatsoever. This simple step - coupled with top quality, innovative products - ensured my repeat business more than any other advertising technique or gimmick could ever do.
Keep up the good work, Rockler!" -
- 12/28/2012 See more...