Router Bits & Accessories Sets
Routers are the go-to tool of any woodworking workshop. Whether you need to cut, shape, join or do finishing work on a project, your router and router table accessories make the job easier. Our routers work well for projects such as furniture making, edge shaping, trimming and cutout work, creating dovetail grooves and creating tongue and groove joints.
Router bits and accessories sets help you get the most out of your router. Router bits are usually carbide-tipped steel and fit your router with the assistance of bushings or collets. When you're choosing raised panel router bits, consider whether vertical or horizontal bits will best serve your purpose.
Vertical bits are the tool of choice when cutting square panels and are more comfortable for many woodworkers. When using them, remember to use other accessories, such as a guide fence, to keep your panel snug against the router bit for a better cut. For other shapes, horizontal router bit sets work better even though you may need to practice a little. One advantage of this type of bit is that it allows for use of a back-cutter, enabling you to make a rabbet in a piece's back at the same time you are surface forming the front.
A final thing to consider is how your bits will connect to your router table or production shaper. Make sure you purchase the proper router bits set, bushings and collets for your particular routing tool. This will minimize friction damage and ensure the proper fit of your bits into the tool's opening.
Picking good router bits and accessories sets lets you achieve the best possible results on any project. Like other power tool accessories, they also help you prolong the life of your router table or production shaper by helping you keep your equipment in its best possible shape.