Heirloom Molding Bit 1/2" Shank by MLCS

Make detailed, elegant period furniture!
SKU #7880 (Old/Eagle P14-3638)
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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.

Important Specs

  • 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).

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