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Amana Tool’s CNC Compression Spiral Router Bits Deliver Superior Results in Melamine & Laminated Materials

Innovative tool design and special-grade carbide help users avoid chip out in furniture-making, cabinetry and closet manufacturing applications

 Amana Tool, manufacturer of industrial-quality carbide-tipped, solid carbide and replacement carbide cutting tools, today announced its solid carbide CNC compression spiral router bits produce smooth, clean cuts in double-sided melamine, laminated materials and MDF.  The bits are designed for CNC applications that require high feed rates and clean finishes, such as furniture, cabinetry and closet manufacturing.

Amana’s unique compression router bit geometry helps prevent chip out on the top and bottom of the material by pushing chips down and ejecting them up during the same cutting pass.  Made from a special carbide grade, the bits last longer than standard router bits, especially when working with abrasive materials such as laminated MDF and melamine, and deliver an optimal edge finish.  The superior performance also ensures CNC users the most yield from each sheet of material.  Each compression router bit is manufactured to Amana’s stringent quality standards.

Frank Misiti, technical director at Amana Tool, said, “Chip out is a common problem when working with laminated MDF, melamine and other abrasive materials.  Amana’s compression spiral router bits help furniture makers and other manufacturers overcome this obstacle through innovative tool design and our special-grade carbide that deliver superior performance while saving time and materials.”

Amana’s solid carbide CNC compression spiral router bits are available in diameters ranging from 1/4” to 3/4”.  The 1/4” diameter bits (item #46170) start at $40.20 USD; the 1/2” diameter bits (items #46188 and #46190) start at $80.74 USD.  For more information, including a list of authorized dealers, visit Follow Amana Tool on Twitter ( and Facebook (

About Amana Tool
An industry leader for nearly 40 years, Amana Tool specializes in solid carbide and carbide-tipped cutting tools for the woodworking, plastics and aluminum industries.  Amana Tool’s full line of industrial-quality woodworking tools includes saw blades, router bits, shaping cutters, boring bits and more for wood, plastics and aluminum.  The company was founded in 1972 and has corporate headquarters in Farmingdale, N.Y. and a West Coast distribution center in El Cajon, Calif.  For a complete listing of Amana Tool’s products, visit

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