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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Rabbeting Bit Accessory

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 28, 2012
    Rabbeting Bit Accessory By Brad Holden I got in a pickle the other day when I needed to rout a curved rabbet that was 9/32" wide. None of the bearings with my rabbet bit set would work. There’s a classic solution to this problem: You can place...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Woodworking Tool News - Amana 3D Router Bits

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    Amana 3D Router Bits Amana Tool , manufacturer of industrial-quality carbide-tipped, solid carbide and replacement carbide cutting tools, today announced its new corner rounding 3D router bit . The carbide-tipped router bit was designed exclusively with...
  • Adjustable Tongue-and-Groove Set

    by woodworkerBryan     Thursday, February 14, 2013
    Adjustable Tongue-and-Groove Set Lots of tongue-and-groove router bit sets are designed for 3/4-in. material. They cut 1/4-in. tongues and 1/4-in. grooves. A new bit set from Freud ($70) is adjustable. So why is this a big deal? Adjustability means you...
  • Simple, Accurate Bit-Height Gauge

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    The new Easy Set from Sommerfeld's Tools, $29, is one of the best ideas I've seen in a long time. It easily and precisely sets the height of eight different Sommerfeld's and CMT router bits. Each arm on the Easy Set matches a different bit...
  • 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...
  • Rockler's New Router Bit Collection

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 16, 2011
    Rockler’s Custom Cabinet Door Program Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has expanded its custom cabinet door program to include even more edge and panel profile choices with the expansion of its existing door and drawer router bit collection. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...