Edge Forming Bits
Cabinetry and fine carpentry projects often incorporate embellishments and decorations. Cutting differently formed edgings will give that final professional touch to your woodworking creation. These processes used to involve many hours of laborious work with hand tools. Now, with a wide selection of power tool accessories available, a table router can quickly and repeatedly produce perfectly milled edges using edge forming bits.
Router bits and accessories are made from solid carbide or high speed steel. Some blades have a nonstick coating which helps to reduce drag, prevent corrosion and pitch build-up on the blade. Micrograin carbide tips maintain maximum sharpness of the bits cutting edge. Their perfectly calculated cutting geometry allows you to make clean, perfect cuts every time.
To soften furniture edges, try using rounding over bits, which leave a gently rounded edge. These bits are probably the most used router bit in any cabinet maker's tool box. For a fancier edge, use the Roman Ogee bit, which produces a beautiful, graceful stepped edge cut. Bull nosed bits cut perfect edges for shelves, window sills and stair treads. There are bits designed to give different, unique touches to table edges and hand rails. A chamfer router bit will add character to your creation while maintaining the crisp geometric lines, and it is an essential accessory for making perfectly aligned multi-sided boxes and containers. Many kinds of architectural millwork ideas are possible using the correct profile or decorative bit.
Whether you're making furniture, cabinets or plaques, you'll achieve that perfect, professional finish with the help of specially-designed router edge forming bits. With many to choose from, you'll be able to be creative on the job and in the workshop.