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Rockler Handrail Router Bit - 1-1/4" Dia x 1-1/2" H x 1/2" Shank

Use our Handrail Router Bit to rout comfortable finger recesses in the cheeks of your handrail.
Item #
91708
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No staircase would be complete without a sturdy handrail, and this bit will ensure that it's as comfortable as it is beautiful. Combined with another profile for the top of the rail, you'll have an easy custom railing in the material of your choice. See 34525 for an ideal profile for the top of the rail.

  • Two flutes.
  • 5/8" ball bearing guide.
(1) Rockler Handrail Router Bit
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Brand Rockler
Weight 0.3500
Bit Type Specialty
Diameter 1-1/4"
Cutter Height 1-1/2"
Shank Size 1/2"
Flutes 2
5.0 / 5.0
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Great bit to have in the trailer when you can’t find what you need at the moment. Whipped out 150’ of hand rail for a house no problems. Client was thrilled.
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Added Feb 13, 2019
February 13, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
The answer to my needs for stair rail making for a great look.
This router bit was just what I needed to create a beautiful hand grippable oak railing for a custom job in San Francisco. I was able to rout the oak in one pass. This is a really easy to recommend to anyone router bit.
Handrails at a corner post
Handrails at landing and upstairs
Waterfall effect at the base or the stairs.
December 4, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works Great
Nice bit. Used on walnut and the results were smooth and no need to sand. On the railing I made I decided I didn't want the lower sides of the rail to flare out so after using this bit I used a straight bit to remove the portion of the railing that flared out.
October 24, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Curved wooden railing
I used this bit to create a curved wooden (treated lumber) railing by first laminating three 1X4's, twelve feet long to the 4X4" posts placed in the ground 36 inches deep and 32 inches apart for the 44 feet of decending cement steps. I then placed a 2X12 flat on top and covering as much curve as possible. Then traced under the 2X12 to follow the curve of the laminated 1X4's, bansawed along the line and returned to the steps to glue the ban-sawed top to the top of the laminated 1X4's. I then used a trim router bit to make the bansawed curvature match exactly the sides of the 1X4's, and after a large roundover on both sides, used the pear-shaped bit to create that beautiful curved railing that follows the curving decending cement steps. Let me know if you want to see the pictures. IT'S BEAUTIFUL.
December 27, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Making a handrail for new front steps.
Matt W on Oct 1, 2016
Could't buy this bit locally,you had what I needed
James W on Jun 4, 2015
Making a handrail for new front steps.
Matt W on Oct 1, 2016
Special curved wooden staircase railing for outside cement steps.
John M on Sep 29, 2015
Could't buy this bit locally,you had what I needed
James W on Jun 4, 2015
Special curved wooden staircase railing for outside cement steps.
John M on Sep 29, 2015
Does this bit come with a 1/4 inch shank?
Al C on Dec 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No it doesn't, this bit is very large and needs the strength of the 1/2" shank so it will work correctly. I was very satisfied with the bit even routing oak railing.
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