Heirloom Molding Bit 1/2" Shank by MLCS
Make detailed, elegant period furniture!
SKU #7880 (Old/Eagle P14-3638)
2 flute, carbide tipped with fully enclosed ball bearing guides.
- Unique and intricately detailed molding bit will make elegant period furniture, unique base moldings, fine table edge details, and much more.
- Recreate English and Colonial period furniture and trim.
- Add that early American touch to your home when making cabinet frames, crown molds, chair rails, and trim.
- Ideal accents for bookcases, small furniture pieces, interior trim and even large picture frames.
- Bit is reversible and can be used in either direction for making either crown moldings or baseboards.
- C Cutting Depth: 13/16"
- D Large Diameter: 2"
- L Cutting Length: 1-1/4"
- Overall Length: 2-3/4"
- Shank Size: 1/2"
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).