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  • Eliminate Fuzzy Fillets

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Freud's new Quadra-Cut router bits produce routed profiles with little or no tear out or fuzz even on cross-grain cuts. These unique, patented bits employ four cutting edges instead of two. The large profile cutters remove most of the stock with an...
  • Double Sided Insert Is Like Two Bits In One

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Amana's V-Groove CNC Router Bits Use a high-grade carbide-insert knife to create perfect signs and miters on your CNC machine. They are available in both 1/2-in. and 3/4-in. shanks and several cutter angles ranging from 22.5 to 80 degrees. The inserts...
  • Screw-Slot Bits

    by AW-Editor     Sunday, May 11, 2008
    Have you ever seen a big, ugly crack in the lid of a chest? Underneath, you'll probably find a few cleats running across the grain to hold the lid flat. Chances are the cleats' screws caused the crack by preventing the lid from shrinking and swelling...
  • Carbide Insert Flush-Trim Bit

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 12, 2008
    I use a flush-trim bit a lot, particularly for trimming face frames to cabinet sides and parts flush with templates. Unfortunately, after a few sharpenings, it's not a flush-trim bit any more. It's an almost-flush-trim bit, because of the cutter's...
  • Instant Carving

    by AW-Editor     Monday, September 29, 2008
    A friend of mine spent years trying to teach me to carve. Sorry, it just ain't in these hands. But CMT had me carving—sort of—in minutes. The company's new 3D Router Carver System turns a plunge router into a carving tool. You can...
  • Frame-and-Panel Set

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, September 30, 2008
    Frame-and-panel router bits sets are thickness specific, so the bits you use for a cabinet door may not be the same set you need for a delicate jewelry box made from thinner material. Scaled-down frame-and-panel sets, like this new one from Freud, solve...
  • Custom Router Bits

    by Tom Caspar     Sunday, February 22, 2009
    Q. Is it possible to get a custom-made router bit to match an old molding profile? A. Yes, it is! Andrews Toolworks is one company in the business of making one-of-a-kind carbide bits. Prices range from $155 to $300 for a single bit. So if you only have...
  • Tool News - Infinity Hardwood Floor Bit Sets

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 3, 2009
    Infinity Tools has some new bits for making hardwood flooring. They're specially-designed to leave a small gap at the bottom of the joint between pieces. This makes getting a snug fit easier. Infinity has two sets available at special prices right...
  • Tool News - Amana Miniature Bearing Router Bits

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 21, 2009
    Amana Tool recently announced the launch of a series of miniature bearing router bits. Each Amana Tool bit features a 3/16” diameter ball bearing guide that is much smaller than other ball bearing router bits on the market, making the bits ideal...
  • Tool News - Amana Wood Flooring Router Bit Set

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Amana Tool just introduced its new Wood Flooring Router Bit Sets for solid and engineered wood materials. Each router bit in the two-piece sets features a double cutting flute design that enables remodelers, flooring installers and construction workers...
  • Tool News - Amana Table Edge Router Bits

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    Amana has teamed up with Lonnie Bird to create a new series of table edge router bits for handheld and table-mounted routers. The series is comprised of seven popular edging profiles designed to enhance the edge of a table top surface, while adding detail...
  • New Tools - Amana Raised Panel MDF Bits

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, November 30, 2009
    Amana Tool recently announced its new series of insert technology router bits for cabinet doors in popular profiles including traditional, ogee, bead and cove, simulating traditional stile and rail raised panel doors. Instead of standard brazed carbide...
  • Spiral Router Bits

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, April 5, 2010
    I've routed miles of grooves in my life, but the quality of cut I've been getting from spiral bits still amazes me. I love these bits! The secret is in the spiral design, which cuts the wood through a shearing action. This offers three big benefits...
  • Tool News - Amana In-Groove Engraving Set

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    Amana Tool recently announced an 8-piece set containing the most popular profiles of its In-Groove™ Insert Engraving System. In-Groove enables users to customize CNC engraving machines with a variety of router profiles on a single tool body designed...
  • Tool News - Amana E-Z Change Replaceable Head Router Bits

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, July 14, 2010
    Amana Tool recently announced their new E-Z Change replaceable head router bits. The E-Z Change design enables users to quickly and easily change cutter heads without the need to replace an entire router bit or sharpen the cutting edges. Cabinetmakers...