Top Ten There Are Literally Hundreds Of Options When It Comes To Choosing Which Router Bits To Buy Everyone Has Their Own Preferences In Terms Of Style Process And Function But This List Will Take You Pretty Far
Top ten there are literally hundreds of options when it comes to choosing which router bits to buy everyone has their own preferences in terms of style process and function but this list will take you pretty far is article about Magazine bookmarked by tyler with ID 13138738049 was uploaded on 25-01-2019 and has been viewed 320,452 times.
Top 10 Router Bits Photo by Rob Brown 1/4" StraightWhether you're cutting a shallow recess for a hinge, routing a small mortise to accept a tenon or machining a groove to capture a panel, a straight bit like this is great to have around the shop.
1/2" StraightSimilar to the 1/4" bit, but a lot more robust, this bit is great at plowing grooves and dadoes in material.In fact, tenons could be machined with this same bit, housed in your router table.
It can also be used to create a bombproof mortise in heavy material, if a large, strong tenon is required.3/8" SpiralIf the mortise and tenon is your go-to joint, this spiral bit is your best option.An up-cut spiral bit will best clear the mortise while cutting, leaving a mortise with true, even sides.
Though perfect for mortises, there's no reason why you couldn't cut grooves, rabbets, etc.with this bit.If smaller scale work is your forte, select a 1/4" spiral bit.Round-OverIn the perfect world every woodworker would have a complete selection of round-over bits, covering every size imaginable.
Since that's not the case I would recommend either a 1/4" or 3/8" diameter bit to take care of most...