This professional quality 5 piece set features 1/2" shank router bits with carbide cutters in a wood box. Contains all of the bits needed to make custom Shaker cabinetry for a kitchen or fine Shaker furniture. The Shaker philosophy was to remove unnecessary ornament and to find "beauty in utility". Shaker furniture reflected an ethic of modesty, equality, order and harmony. Use with wood stock up to 3/4" thickness.
- Shaker Raised Panel with Undercutter Bit (#8699): Put a simple but timeless edge on the free floating raised panel in your door. 2-1/2" large diam. 1-1/4" depth of cut.
- Matched Rail & Stile 2 Piece Set (#8837) creates precisely mated rail and stiles for a very durable frame. 1-5/8" large diam.
- Glue Joint Bit (#7853) is invaluable when the central panel has to be wider than your stock width. Use two or more pieces with reverse cut edge joints to achieve the required width. 1-1/4" max. height. 1-3/4" large diam.
- Drawer Lock Bit (#7852) creates matching reverse cuts in the drawer front and sides so the pieces fit together, forming a very strong joint. 1-3/4" large diam.
All Bits 1/2" Shank for Router Table Use.
Router Safety Chart - Suggested Speeds:
|Bit Diameter||Max Speed|
|up to 1"||24000 RPM|
|1-1/16" to 2"||18000 RPM|
|2-1/16" to 2-1/2"||16000 RPM|
|2-9/16" to 3"||14500 RPM|
|over 3"||12000 RPM|
Router Safety Tips:
- Always wear eye and ear protection.
- Always use properly sharpened bits.
- Never use bits that are dull or damaged.
- Shank must be completely inserted into collet and then backed-off approximately 1/16".
- Don't "bottom-out" bit in collet.
- Never partially insert bit into collet. Minimum 1" of shank needs to be in collet.
- Tighten bit securely and recheck periodically for possible slippage or "run-out" due to wear.
- Keep collet clean and replace if worn.
- Never start the router with the bit in contact with wood.
- Always feed your work or router in the proper direction against the bit rotation.
- Don't force feed the bit or overload your router, Feed at a constant moving speed to avoid burning the wood.
- Do not face tool's discharge when operating.
- Always unplug router when changing bits or making adjustments.
- Use a router table and fence whenever possible.
- Make sure your work piece is properly secured and use push blocks, sticks and featherboards whenever possible.
- Keep all your bits, bearings and assemblies clean, lubricated, and securely fastened. To avoid damage, store them properly in a pouch, box or tray.
- The bigger the bit, the lower RPM recommended (see chart).