About Different Router Bits

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There are hundreds of types of router bits, but a few basic ones include a straight channel cut bit, a rabbit or notch bit and a round-over bit, each creating a different effect in the material. Discover different types of router bits with instructions from an experienced carpenter and construction specialist in this free video on home repair.

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Hello, my name is Mark Blocker, in this segment we're going to cover about different router bits. OK, there are literally hundreds of different type of router bits available for today's routers and they provide a wide variety of different services. I've got a few of the basic ones laid out here that are more popular and I'll describe what they are and how they're used. This is what they call a channel cut, a straight channel cut and that would be used for making a groove in a board. This one here rides against the board on a bearing and makes an inward cut called a rabbit or a notch in the corner of a board. This is a finishing tool used primarily Formica, it rides on the bottom surface and that cutting head trims off the excess edge of the Formica along the top of the counter top or table whatever you might be using. This is a round over bit, it's designed for rounding over the edge of a piece of wood and then it's used to sink a little bit deeper so you have the upper portion of the cutting tooth involved then it adds what they call a beaded effect with two grooves on both the top and the bottom of the curve. Those are just a few examples of different types of router bits.


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