Most profiles can be significantly altered by simply changing the bearing. All bits two flute, carbide tipped with bearing guides.USA
Eagle America Cove and Bead bit # 171-2605 was awarded the Author's Choice "Best Overall" Router Bit in their May/June 2007 Issue # 191 of Fine Woodworking magazine. The results of the author's testing reinforce what we have known and our customers have suspected all along; our professional quality, American-made router bits are simply the best in the industry.
Here are some notable items on the testing process and results: The author evaluated the same style of bit from 18 companies. They chose this style of bit because it makes a concave cut, a convex cut and two sharp corners. The strictly controlled test cuts were then blindly rated by four different editors looking for the best cut quality. Eagle America # 171-2605 received an "Excellent" rating and was awarded the Author's Choice "Best Overall".
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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).