Router templates come in many different patterns and shapes for cutting into wood, plastic or metal with precision. With a template, you can easily repeat designs when making cabinets, tables and other projects. Having a good set of router inlay templates is as important as having extra arbors and bearings.
All router types use many different router bits and accessories such as router collets. A collet is a metal sleeve that holds the cutting bit securely, and a steel nut holds the sleeve, which attaches to the base plate of the router. The cutting bit fits inside. Collets come in 1/2-inch, 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch sizes. It is best to leave a 1/16-inch gap while inserting the bit so the collet will pull down the bit when tightening the nut for a perfect grip.
Achieve many shapes and designs, including letters and numbers, with router letter templates. Those working on monogram projects and signs use these templates frequently. The router inlay templates carve out designs from wood or other material. The carving can be filled afterwards with a flush wood design, a medallion or with paint to fill the space. Having a variety of base plates will ensure that every bit will fit for the task at hand. Woodworking router templates help to make sure that you can replicate the same pattern for precise work. Sometimes, a template has to be custom made to complete a project. Router template guides attach to the base plate and provide a barrier to work around the template without cutting into it.
Having router templates makes design work on many projects easier. Whatever router you choose, we have plenty of accessories to choose from. Select from our many shapes and design patterns for the variety you need to complete the task at hand.