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This twin-flute cutter captures a screw head for fastening wall hung items. Also used for knock-down furniture.
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3/8" D x 3/8" H x 1/4" Shank Rockler Keyhole Slot Bit
3/8" D x 3/8" H x 1/4" Shank Rockler Keyhole Slot Bit Item #: 92024
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1/2" D x 1/2" H x 1/4" Shank Rockler Keyhole Slot Bit
1/2" D x 1/2" H x 1/4" Shank Rockler Keyhole Slot Bit Item #: 92035
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Rockler Keyhole Slot Router Bits - 1/4" Shank

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Use the keyhole slot cutter to rout a vertical or horizontal slot for hanging pictures and other wall hangings. The finished slot has a wide end that accepts a screw, while the narrower section captures the screw head. Simply plunge the bit through to create the larger diameter, then rout laterally to create the narrower slot. Keyhole slots are also sometimes used for knock-down furniture.

  • Makes a 3/8" entry hole and blind slot for positive hanging on a headed fastener. 
  • Use the slot cutter to cut a vertical slot for hanging pictures with a centered slot. 
  • Rout two or more horizontal slots for larger hangings.
  • For added convenience, use with our Picture Hanging Keyhole Template. We recommend using the 3/8" Hanging Slot Router Bit (92024) and 5/8" Short Shank Guide Bushing and Nut (38756) with the template (Sold Separately).
(1) Rockler Keyhole Slot Router Bit
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Weight 0.0300
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Shank Size 1/4"
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4.7 / 5.0
43 Reviews
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very useful
April 20, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
The little Bit that Can!
Wonderfully proportioned for my need. I used a large diameter straight bit to 'hog out' a picture opening from solid wood, and then followed up with this little gem to rout the slot that holds the picture.
Maple sliders, one side stained for Night Tasks
Maple sliders, routed to accept Tasks and clear plastic protection
February 16, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent product. Have used it a bunch since receiving it. Would recommend to others
December 22, 2017
1 year ago
Keyhole bit
This and the router template will make all my hanging projects more professional lokking
December 13, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Add this to your bit collection
This is a great bit. I had to mass produce a bunch of picture frames for my wife for Christmas and this cut a lot of time making holes to hang from a nail. Package arrived in great condition and in great time.
November 9, 2017
1 year ago
Works great
October 14, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tool!
Very simple to use. A great way to hang a frame.
August 24, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good buy
Works as advertised, smooth running and reasonably priced.
June 8, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very handy bit.
June 6, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
I'd recommend this router bit. It worked exactly as I wanted. The bit is sharp on both edges. Then after I purchased the bit the sales associate at Rockler told me the bit can be replaced for any reason any time, as long as it can be identified as a Rockler product.
June 3, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
because you recommend this
james d on Aug 20, 2018
need to hang stuff
Marianne A on Jun 15, 2018
because you recommend this
james d on Aug 20, 2018
We make custom shelving and it allows us to hide the fasteners!!
Connie R on Jul 19, 2018
need to hang stuff
Marianne A on Jun 15, 2018
looking for a keyole bit for making hangers for projects.
Jeff S on Apr 13, 2018
Needed for project.
Kenneth R S on Apr 13, 2018
easy way to hang picture frames
Blaze B on Apr 12, 2018
cant find in town
Roger S on Mar 10, 2018
Needed when using the Keyhole Template
Michelle G on Mar 5, 2018
Replace old one that is worn out !
Charles L on Dec 28, 2017
Ronald S on Dec 19, 2017
It was on my husbands Christmas gift list.
Ana F on Dec 15, 2017
Need to hand a picture
Don W on Dec 3, 2017
Replacement for worn bit.
Troy O on Nov 27, 2017
I need to hang coat racks flush against the wall.
David Y on Oct 16, 2017
Needed for flush wall hanging
James M on Sep 18, 2017
On sale!
David W on Aug 8, 2017
Need it for job
Joseph F on Aug 6, 2017
Needed for a wood toy project.
Steve M on Aug 4, 2017
unavailable locally.
Janicea G on May 21, 2017
Read a review in a woodworking magazine and wanted to be prepared when I tried the project.
David K on May 9, 2017
Required for home project.
CAcelt on May 2, 2017
Cuts like butta! The two cutting surfaces make this an excellent bit for your application. However, I've had them snap where the shank meets the cutting head (but due to months of use, not through faulty use or construction). Wear PPE when using.
JESS W on Mar 15, 2017
Because I needed it.
Jerry A on Feb 20, 2017
Quality router bit
Jason M on Jan 23, 2017
Bought to hang things closer to the wall.
Tom B on Jan 23, 2017
needed carbide bit for project i'm doing.
Roger S on Jan 10, 2017
Making Ski Trail Signs to be hung up on the wall.
DAVID H on Jan 6, 2017
Hang items on wall
Richard S on Dec 27, 2016
Glenn B on Dec 9, 2016
making a new jig
antonio l on Nov 9, 2016
This works well. I bought it to create a slot for screws so I didn't have to buy/mount hardware on projects I was making.
Paul C on Nov 7, 2016
I needed a keyhole slot bit for hanging objects flush and securely on walls.
Shawn on Nov 2, 2016
Replacement for the one that I am using.
Stephen T on Oct 13, 2016
dennis c on Oct 13, 2016
Keith R on Sep 24, 2016
Going to use it to make hanging slots for wall decorations that I am building.
Randel B on Sep 16, 2016
Works like it should
Lester A on Sep 16, 2016
cant find in stores
Jason S on Sep 15, 2016
Much better than hangers for the wood signs I make.
Kim W on Sep 5, 2016
Personal use
Don K on Aug 31, 2016
Hang signs
4playxj on Aug 22, 2016
I want to see how work your bit
carlos c on May 20, 2016
To use with the template
William L on May 2, 2016
Needed to make slots for hanging wood burned log slices and other hanging items.
JOSH O on May 2, 2016
Great for hanging frames etc.
Noel L on Apr 23, 2016
My last bit broke after a few cutes
Dan L on Apr 17, 2016
Hanging frames
Dale on Feb 23, 2016
Needed a new router bit for making keyholes.
Kenneth G on Feb 4, 2016
Yep, I ordered it!
Dale P on Feb 4, 2016
I picked this because I wanted it.
Larry F on Jan 14, 2016
We make custom shelving and it allows us to hide the fasteners!!
Connie R on Jul 19, 2018
looking for a keyole bit for making hangers for projects.
Jeff S on Apr 13, 2018
What is the thickness of the cutting wing?
Kirt D on Jun 11, 2017
Will a #12 screw fit in the, half inch x quarter inch version?
Mathew B on Nov 6, 2017
can a keyhole bit be used on a CNC router?
Donna w on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Donna; If you are going to use the keyhole bit to make a slot for example to hang a picture and are only going 3/8 to 1/2 inch horizontal there is no reason why you can't use the bit in a CNC machine as long as you return to the point of entry before you extract the bit. also you probably know you cant go deeper than the cutting flutes on the shank. If you are going a greater distance horizontally you should have a vacuum to extract the chips. Hope this is helpful.
What is the minimum board thickness usable for the keyhole bit? My stick is about 5/16, so i think that’s just a bit too thin?
Rick on Nov 15, 2018
Can you make a horizontal keyhole slot by plunging in on one end and then retracting at the opposite to make a hole there also?
John S on Aug 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes, you can do this if your router bit has a sharpened edge on the top. You might get some tear-out when you retract the bit. To do the job you describe I might want to attach a fence to the router, make one hole, retract the bit and slide over and plunge the second cut and then slide sideways using your router fence. This way there will be no tear-out.
Can this keyhole bit be used on a CNC router machine?
Donna w on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, be careful with your feed rate. Frankly by the time you take to do cnc setup you could have done it with handheld router and be on to something else.
How much weight can the keyhole hold?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The strength of the key hole is dependent on the location and strength of the material it is in and the depth it is at in the material.
What type of router would be best used with this bit?
erin g on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: a plunge router would be the best bet. Plunge down about 3/8 or 1/4 inch and then move the router along a fence. If you don't have a plunge router, drill a hole in your piece that matches the outer cutter, set your router bit to this depth and again use a fence to move the router to get a groove.
Will this work using a drill press ?
John M on Feb 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn’t think that a drill press will have the necessary speed to clear the chips out of the slot. I use a jig with a column.
Where are bits made?
Gabriel G on Nov 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This bit is made in Taiwan