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Rockler Router Bit Storage Inserts, 10-Pack

Holds both 1/4'' and 1/2'' shanks snugly enough for either horizontal or vertical storage.
Item #
57223
Rating:
94% of 100

Let's face it, most wood shops suffer from a shortage of space on tabletops and benchtops. That's why we like to take advantage of all the wall space we can. Our Router Bit Storage Inserts let you do just that. They are made from a durable molded polyethylene that holds the shanks snugly enough that they won't fall out when stored on the wall. Wall storage also means that dust won't collect between the bits. Of course, you can use the same inserts for horizontal storage in a drawer or on a shelf—the choice is yours. Each insert is stepped to hold both 1/4'' and 1/2'' shanks, providing flexibility when you need to rearrange or add a new bit to your collection. It's a neat, clean storage solution that requires a minimum of materials and is easily customized.


Features:

  • Holds shanks snugly enough for vertical or horizontal storage—just drill a 5/8'' hole and push in the insert
  • Inserts are stepped to hold both 1/4'' and 1/2'' shank router bits, or 1/2'' shank Forstner bits
  • Polyethylene material helps keep out moisture to prevent rust
  • Ribbed exterior keeps insert firmly in place when removing bit
(10) Router Bit Storage Inserts
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.1000
Tech Spec
  • Required Hole Diameter: 5/8''
  • Minimum Hole Depth: 3/4''
  • Material: Molded polyethylene
  • Compatible Shanks: 1/4'' and 1/2''
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router storage inserts
They work great, keeps bits from wiggling around and shafts from rusting. I put a little mineral oil on the shafts to keep them from rusting and it wipes off easy and does not slip in the router collet.
November 14, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great bits they work great
October 30, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Versitile
Used them to make a bunch bit holders.
October 29, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Professional looking project
I could have just drilled holes to put router bits in, but these make the project look great for bits not in a case. I had plenty of scarp and hung this rack on the top shelf divider of my shop storage cart. The hooks were cut to fit from nylon scrap I had been saving for a couple of years knowing that it would come in handy (sometime).
Professional looking project.
Professional looking project.
October 26, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Get organized
Work great and My router bits are now organized
October 25, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
The inserts are great for organizing your bits.
These inserts are so easy to install in whatever configuration suits your shop, I don’t have much space. The bits release from the inserts like butter...unlike the wood racks in my old cases.
I got so tired of digging out my bit cases.  With these inserts I was able to maximize the space...
Forstner bits on top and router bits on the bottom.  I have plenty of openings for future bits...
October 20, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Perfect project, Bit Holder
Great confidence builder. 5/8 bit with hand drill was tricky. The flanges on the Rockler bit sleeves covers some imperfections of the drill holes.
final project
final project
October 8, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Router bit holders
These router bit holers were easy to install in the shelves of my wall mounter router bit cabinet and hold the bits very well.
October 6, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great solution for storage and display
I needed a solution that took all my router bits out of their storage cases. I was building a french cleat wall and these provided an excellent solution. They hold 1/4" shank bits well; I don't have any 1/2" shanks so I cannot comment. The hold power of the plastic in the wood is pretty good too. Recommend that once you press the plastic holder into your material, don't try to pry it out. The initial friction fit is tight enough.
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Added Oct 3, 2019
October 3, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great
Recommended. Fit perfectly.
September 24, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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Made the router table storage system and will use these to hold all of my router bits.
Big Jim on Nov 2, 2019
Great for storing bits
Kerry S on Oct 6, 2019
Made the router table storage system and will use these to hold all of my router bits.
Big Jim on Nov 2, 2019
Good idea. Handier than what I have now.
Lionel W on Oct 24, 2019
Great for storing bits
Kerry S on Oct 6, 2019
Making a router bit holder to hang on my bench.
Rich on Oct 5, 2019
Convenience
james g on Oct 3, 2019
Allows to store both .25" and 0.5" bits and I can space the inserts to accommodate different diameter cutters.
Tatiana L on Sep 29, 2019
To store numerous router bits - reduces clutter and keeps bits from being damaged.
Steve on Sep 29, 2019
want to organize my bits
M A on Sep 26, 2019
Expanding and reorganizing my shop
james m on Sep 25, 2019
Have a Rockler router table and about 50 bits, so will have them all in one place.
Thomas S on Sep 24, 2019
Need somewhere to store my growing set of router bits.
Maria M on Sep 22, 2019
I don't have any router bits
Eric A on Sep 20, 2019
In the process of organizing my work shop
John T on Sep 20, 2019
Easy to organize.
Connor . on Sep 14, 2019
I need a good storage for my router bits and Rockler is the best choice.
Telmo G on Sep 14, 2019
made my own drawers and these looked like what i needed. tried them on my 1/2 inch bits and worked out great, holds the bit securely but not to tight.
Terry B on Sep 12, 2019
Router table organization
Aaron on Sep 8, 2019
Great idea from Rockler as usual.
Ron S on Sep 3, 2019
I needed a way to organize my router bits
Tony H on Sep 2, 2019
Need more for my storage drawer.
M E on Aug 30, 2019
Want to make custom router bit trays
Daniel D on Aug 29, 2019
I had previously purchased 2 packs of the inserts to try out. I was so satisfied with the results I decided to purchase additional packs to complete my bit storage project.
Ed R on Aug 29, 2019
For a project that I am going to build. It is a Router bit storage cabinet.
Jim H on Aug 29, 2019
Needed a convenient way to store loose router bits
Travis D on Aug 28, 2019
To consolidate router bits in one place
Kevin K on Aug 27, 2019
I am an organization fanatic.
James H on Aug 22, 2019
I really like the option
Ronald Orlando O on Aug 21, 2019
looks useful
T O on Aug 21, 2019
Need router bit storage
Jimmie H on Aug 21, 2019
Have many bits in multiple boxes and containers think ill try to organize them better
Kevin D on Aug 20, 2019
organize my bits
Scott J on Aug 19, 2019
Looks like a great way to store bits
Randy on Aug 18, 2019
My second time purchasing. They work and are priced right.
Marc O on Aug 18, 2019
These should work nicely with my Router Stand project that I will be doing to get my Router table off the scissor stand and onto something more stable and functional.
Jeff on Aug 14, 2019
wanted one bought one
Nancy Kuney Z on Aug 14, 2019
Have bought some more bits and need more storage inserts.
Dave S on Aug 12, 2019
fts my next project
Frank A on Aug 7, 2019
Helps to be organized!
GIOVANNI L on Aug 6, 2019
sale price
Coy407 on Aug 6, 2019
To organize my bit collection. I'll build a shelf so that I can easily see my bits.
Joseph B on Aug 5, 2019
Need to reorganize my router bits.
Jeffrey B on Aug 5, 2019
I have a Rockler router table and in the February issue of Woodworkers Journal magazine there is an article in it on adding cabinetry to the router table using these inserts and since Rockler has them on sale at $4.99 a package now, I'm thinking it's the perfect time to start this project.
Robert R on Aug 5, 2019
Place to store bits and organize them
Tom B on Aug 4, 2019
I like that I may store ¼ and ½ bits in the same holder.
FORREST B on Aug 4, 2019
organize and protect my router bits from rolling around in the drawer.
Stephan W on Aug 4, 2019
To be better organized
Thomas F on Aug 2, 2019
To organize and store router bits.
Terry on Jul 5, 2019
Bit storage
jean s on Jul 4, 2019
Building a bit storage container
KEVIN F on Jul 4, 2019
Needed a few more to complete my bit storage drawers.
David I on Jul 3, 2019
Good idea. Handier than what I have now.
Lionel W on Oct 24, 2019
Making a router bit holder to hang on my bench.
Rich on Oct 5, 2019
How many 1/2" bit inserts are in a pack? Will Rockler offer "1/2" bit inserts only" or "1/4" bit inserts only" packs in the future?
Gabriel R on Jan 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All inserts will accommodate 1/2" bits. They are able to fit both sizes of bit. As to the second question, I doubt Rockler will change the product offering since the current design fits both sizes.
Have the foam holders - bits too tight - do these Rockler bit inserts grab the shank tightly or are the bits easily removed (plan horizontal storage) - thanks?
G I on Apr 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am very happy with these inserts. Very light effort to remove the bits but they hold them tight enough that they are secure.
What is the depth of the 1/2" portion of the storage insert?
Michael S on Mar 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 0.435” at the 1/2” portion.
What is the outside diameter of the top lip and there a recommended clearance between the inserts
?
Frank L on Sep 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Tops on router bit sleeves are 1 inch wide.Spacing will depend on various router bit dimensions.
What storage tray would U recommend for the bit inserts?
Larry H on Aug 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I built 2 trays and a box with a lid for them to sit in. Both trays are 16" x 12" x 3/4". In one I tray I drilled 60 holes, 6 rows of 10 each centered on a grid spaced 1 1/2" apart. The other try has 20 holes, 4 rows of 5 centered on a 2" grid to one side. On that other side of that tray I also routed out a 3" x 10" by 3/8" deep sections to hold hex keys and spare bearings. These inserts are great, they hold onto the bit shaft without it being too tight to remove.
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Does it work for 6mm bit?
Claude on Apr 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don’t have any router bits with a 6mm shank but all the 1/4” shank router bits work very well with these inserts.
The price is quoted per "pack". What is included in a "pack"?
Charlie F on Dec 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: (10) Router Bit Storage Inserts
Will these ever be made so they fit the 5/8" (rather than 1/2") hole drilled for the Router Bit Storage inserts, so all the holes in my shop will be interchangeable when necessary?
Matt e on Sep 7, 2019
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