Router bits create grooves, profiles, and patterns in a variety of woodworking projects. Often used by woodworkers or general contractors, they come in a variety of styles to craft different edges and patterns.
Common router bits include:
Router bits come in a wide variety of sizes, but they typically use one of two common shank diameters: 1/4-inch or 1/2-inch. The router bit shank refers to the part of the bit that fits into the collet. This is the long, cylindrical part of the bit. Depending on how large of a cutting bit it comes with, it may influence the size of the shank needed to support it. A bigger cutting end may need a larger 1/2-inch shank while smaller bits may use a 1/4-inch. However, you can find most router bits available in both shank sizes.
You can find small routers that only accept 1/4-inch shanks while many larger options feature an interchangeable collet so you can use both 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch shanks. 1/2-inch bits offer greater stability and less vibration. You can often find these used with larger bits as they’re less likely to bend or break.
Bosch offers a wide variety of router bit options. They offer micrograin carbide-tip router bit designs that ensure smooth cuts with superior wear resistance.
Their router bits can supply a wide selection of different cuts, like straight router bit that uses a double flute design to allow for a better finish in harder materials. They also offer options like this 1/4-in x 1/2-in carbide tipped roundover router bit. You can also find Bosh router bit options as single bits or in router bit sets. Bosch router bit set options include 3-, 4-, 6-, or 10-pieces. This 3-piece Ogee Door/Cabinetry set helps you make elegant cabinetry with an Ogee Stile bit, an Ogee Rail bit, and an Ogee Raised Panel bit.