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3/16'' Dia. x 5/16''H x 1/4'' Shank Rockler Signmaking Carbide Bit
3/16'' Dia. x 5/16''H x 1/4'' Shank Rockler Signmaking Carbide Bit Item #: 52950
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Special Price $14.99 Regular Price $19.99
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3/8" D x 3/8" H x 1/4" Shank Rockler Signmaking Carbide Bit
3/8" D x 3/8" H x 1/4" Shank Rockler Signmaking Carbide Bit Item #: 36676
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Special Price $19.99 Regular Price $24.99
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5/8" D x 1/2'' H x 1/4" Shank Rockler Signmaking Carbide Bit
5/8" D x 1/2'' H x 1/4" Shank Rockler Signmaking Carbide Bit Item #: 32443
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Rockler Signmaking Carbide Router Bits - 1/4" Shank

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GRP40077
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96% of 100
Rockler Signmaking Carbide Router Bits - 1/4" Shank
Rockler Signmaking Carbide Router Bits - 1/4" Shank

Specially designed for signmaking applications, with a flatter bottom to prevent peaks in routed letters. Recommended for use with plunge router. 1/4" shank.


The 3/16" Signmaking Carbide Router Bit is required for the 1-1/2" Rockler Interlock Signmaker's Templates - State Park Font Kit(#56091, sold separately).


The 3/8" Signmaking Carbide Router Bit is required for the 2-1/4" Rockler Interlock Signmaker's Templates - State Park Font Kit (#48356, sold separately).


The 5/8" Signmaking Carbide Router Bit is required for the 3-3/8" Rockler Interlock Signmaker's Templates - State Park Font Kit (#43820, sold separately).

(1) Signmaking Carbide Router Bit
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 0.0700
Tech Spec 52950
  • Diameter: 3/16"
  • Height: 5/16"
  • Shank: 1/4"

36676
  • Diameter: 3/8"
  • Height: 3/8"
  • Shank: 1/4"

32443
  • Diameter: 5/8"
  • Height: 1/2"
  • Shank: 1/4"
Technical Documents No
Bit Type No
Diameter No
Cutter Height No
Shank Size 1/4"
Flutes 2
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Would definitely recommend
Very clean cut. Used for making sign.
July 11, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Signmaking router bit 1/4" shank
Works as advertised. Makes sign making much easier.
Works as intended with the sign making kit.
June 14, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Does what it should
May 23, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
It does a nice job.
May 10, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Worked at it should. Glad I bought it the lettering kit.
April 27, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Nice!
Nice! No need to say any more.
April 18, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Used only a couple times but has cut precisely and seems to remain extra sharp.
March 8, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works just perfect for making signs
January 25, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
works great
fits the interlocking templates really well
December 23, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Needed for signmaking kit
Performed as expected.
October 17, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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Quality of product
Ed M on Aug 20, 2018
I have the 3/8" bit and like the way the groove looks and the bit's quality. I have used just a straight bit with the sign making templates, but wanted to have the Rockler ones for all sizes.
Laura A on Aug 17, 2018
Quality of product
Ed M on Aug 20, 2018
To router
Robert S on Aug 18, 2018
I have the 3/8" bit and like the way the groove looks and the bit's quality. I have used just a straight bit with the sign making templates, but wanted to have the Rockler ones for all sizes.
Laura A on Aug 17, 2018
Sign making project
David M on Aug 17, 2018
TO USE WITH SIGNMAKER KIT, STATE PARKS FONT
HUBERT H on Aug 16, 2018
My wife needed it
David B on Aug 14, 2018
I make a lot of signs and this tool is very user friendly!
Brian M on Aug 6, 2018
It is required with the sign making templet's. Wish it came with a 1/2 shaft though
Butch on Aug 6, 2018
Needed for the sign making kit.
John M on Aug 5, 2018
I have used their bits before and was completely happy
Joe S on Aug 4, 2018
I received the sign maker kit and wish to use it.
Robert D on Aug 4, 2018
Working on creating a NO SOLICITING sign
Robert F on Jul 28, 2018
I thought I would try some of the Rockler router bits out.
rODERICK P on Jul 26, 2018
To use with the Rockler Interlock Signmaker's Template - State Park Font Kits
Beverly N on Jul 25, 2018
right bit for the templates
Doug E on Jun 27, 2018
Needed for sign making kit
Jim N on Jun 25, 2018
to play with my router
Calvin S on Jun 22, 2018
Rockler makes quality bits
Jim P on Jun 17, 2018
Flat bottom won't leave grooves in the bottom of the letters that have to be sanded out.
Anne L on Jun 6, 2018
to go with templates
david m on Jun 3, 2018
Have used these before. Very long lasting, high quality bits.
William S on Jun 1, 2018
Backup for current bit.
David A. M on May 20, 2018
to use with the sign making kit from Rockler
Melvin M on May 19, 2018
Sign making
Bill S on May 1, 2018
Because it works with the sign template I ordered.
Danny M on Apr 26, 2018
Recommended for letter set.
David A. M on Apr 25, 2018
Great for Park sign making.
Patrick H on Apr 23, 2018
For use with signmaker's templates
Kenneth W on Apr 21, 2018
Needed to make the sign
Neil Richard J on Apr 20, 2018
Because it was recommended in the notes for the State Park Font sign template
Ray S on Apr 19, 2018
Need it for the sign making kit.
David S on Apr 16, 2018
I just got a plunge base for my Bosch Colt Router and want to try making some freehand signs with it.
WILLIAM O on Apr 15, 2018
Needed with my Rockler 3.5" State Park Sign Kit
Ronald B on Apr 4, 2018
To be used with sign template
Alan L on Mar 28, 2018
Best options
Randall C on Mar 27, 2018
need for sign making kit
ROBERT H on Mar 27, 2018
I have the Sign Making Kit State Park style. I thought this would look better for my application.
Tony A on Mar 25, 2018
I needed it to go with template kit
Jim W on Mar 19, 2018
to make signs
John O on Mar 14, 2018
needed for the templates
JDpilot on Mar 7, 2018
Sign making
Randall B on Mar 2, 2018
for sign making
Michael N on Mar 1, 2018
i trust Rockler products
Paul H on Mar 1, 2018
it is need for the sign making kit i recently purchased. I which I would have known this when I ordered the kit.
Matthew G on Feb 27, 2018
No one in town has them must drive to Denver Co
Robert O on Feb 25, 2018
will work well with my CNC
Gregg W on Feb 14, 2018
to use in making sings
Kenneth G on Feb 13, 2018
Needed this for the 1 1/2" State Park kit.
Jean K on Feb 12, 2018
I did not own this and wanted to do a new sign at end driveway they go with the letter stencils purchased
Paul L on Feb 12, 2018
I choose the Rockler State Park sign kit because it looked like the best fit for what I want to do. I like the fact that I can go to their website and get the correct spacing for my signs in an easy to follow print-out.
Loyd D on Feb 12, 2018
To router
Robert S on Aug 18, 2018
Sign making project
David M on Aug 17, 2018
I have a State Park kit, it came with a 3/8 guide bushing,which I cannot get apart. I have a Craftsman and a rigid routers and cannot find a base plate to fit the bushing. Can you help me?
peroelectric p on Aug 5, 2016
I want to have the tall letters but not a 5/8th wide Will the 3/8th bit work on the tall templates?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Because each lettering guide is specifically designed for use with certain bits and router bushings, use of an undersized bit could cause incomplete letters as a result ... best bet is to use as designed, you can always experiment with the guides, just don't try to use a 5/8" bit in the smaller 3/8" letter guides. If a guide is designed for use with both bits it will say so in the instructions.
Need the radius for the corners of the 3/8" sign bit to define it in Vcarve?
John E on Mar 24, 2018
What is the recommended spindle speed for these bits?
Rob C on Feb 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It would all depend on the material you plan on cutting and the depth of cut. I use trial and error to find the sweet spot where I get clean cuts and minimal burning. I can't tell you what the failure point is for the bit but can tell you its held up to max speed on my table mounted 3.25 hp router cutting letters in pine signs.
Does freud make a 3/8 bit that will work with templates and ring provided in kit?
Jim M on Mar 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used a Freud 3/8 bit with the templates and ring and it worked ok.
what is a perforated base on a router?
John H on May 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It refers to sight lines through the base of an active router ... router bases can be solid materials, and if only the hole for the bit and guides is open, you cannot see the surrounding guide lines or materials.
Many routers have bases with holes molded in so, perforations can increase visibility during your projects and give better timing and direction. Sometimes, I make my own bases out of clear acrylic plastic sheets for even more sight lines ...
Will a palm router work?
David C on Apr 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would resist the use of a, "Trim", router because these are bottom cut bits with a fairly wide path ... a trim router has little weight of it's own and a two-handed grip is very difficult, if not impossible ... also, the body and base have limited vision. A free-hand router would be difficult to safely start cuts ... that is why I'm going to get the Dewalt compact router ... two hands, and with the plunge base, the right way to stop and go with these bits in the letter guides, better vision too. My 690PC routers are usable, but heavy for all the stop-go-lift-place actions. The Dewalt compact is the router that Rockler used in descriptive photos for their sign making letter guides. Good luck, always be careful with high speed tools.
will the # 52950 3/16 bit work in a reg. router , not a plunge ?
carroll n on Jan 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely, it will work with any router that has a 1/4" collet.
can you use the same insert for the 2 1/4 and 3 3/8 signmaking kit ?
Jimmy on Jul 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: One can try any combination but should recognize that they need to be careful to not chew up templates. Try using some hardboard cut outs first of the letters you're considering. If you chew up the edges of your hardboard templates then you have your answer. Good luck !
I prefer 1/2" shank bits. How does that change the bushing size, or not?
JAB013 on Sep 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi, I use this little bit for sign making so I only have experience with the recommended bushing for the kit.
Works Super!
What is the maximum recommended depth to set the 3/8 " sign making router bit?Using poplar wood. Sorry, I didn't realize punctuation was so important. Forgive me.
jim g on Apr 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We initially went 1/2 inch and it was way too much. finally settled on about 1/4 to 5/16 and the letters would dry in a reasonable amount of time.
For the new sign-making templates, do I actually need to use Rockler's "special bits"? Why are they "special"? Among the several hundred bits I have, I have hi-quality bits from other makers of similar or exact dimensions?
Alan F on Oct 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, it is not necessary to have that exact bit. What is more important is to make sure that your template remains flat down on your lumber otherwise it is possible that the bit starts tearing into the template and now you will need to replace that letter.
I don’t have a router—only a dremel w plunge accessory. I’m a bit new to the game—will this bit still work?
Nick C on Oct 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It will fit as long as the plunge accessory accepts 1/4 shanks, but be wary as a dremel probably won't have enough power to run the but like it's meant to.
Do the guide bushings fit a Dewalt DWE6000?
Charlie on May 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes the bushing will work on the DeWalt DWE6000
I just got a Bosch 1617evspk and i'd like to get the new sign makers kit. Should I buy Bosch specific guide bushings or get the replacment plate for universal brass guide bushings? The universal kit is way cheaper?
Jerry P on Mar 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have a Portable-Cable Router and this works great in my router. Not Shure, if it will work in yours. It should.
Moved on from the Sign Kit to a CNC. Wondering how to define this bit in Vcarve(?) Not a ball nose or a V-bit.
John on Jan 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure if it is correct, but I have always referred to this as a "Bullnose" bit. Hope that helps. Thanks.
can you make signs with a compact router?
Rose H on Dec 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. I used a Bosch colt with a plunge base
Just learning and I ruined the bushing. 5/8 what did I do wrong?
Loldennis on Jan 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you ruined the inside of the bushing where the nut threads on you likely had the depth of the cut too deep and the collet nut on the router ate into the bushing. I have the same router bit and to get the depth of cut desired have to set the bit very shallow into the collet. Adjust the depth of cut on your router so that at max depth it doesn't touch the bushing. Also you never want to set the router bit all the way into the collet if you do the heat from the bit is transferred into the router bearings and will burn out the router faster. What you want to do is place the router bit into the collet, tighten up until snug then pull the bit away from the bottom a bit. Hope this helps in the future. This is assuming you have a plunge router and the bushing is chewed up on the inside.
will this bit work with 4" letters ?
Cliff L on Oct 9, 2017