Cove and Bead Bits by EAGLE

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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).

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Cutting Depth
Cutting Length
Large Diameter
Overall Length Shank Size Item # Price    Qty
1/8" 1/4" 3/8" 11/16" 1-5/8" 1/4" 171-2502 $34.95
5/32" 5/16" 1/2" 1-1/8" 2" 1/4" 171-2512 $36.95
5/32" 5/16" 1/2" 1-1/8" 2-1/4" 1/2" 171-2515 $36.95
1/4" 7/16" 5/8" 1-3/8" 2-3/16" 1/4" 171-2602 $38.95
1/4" 7/16" 5/8" 1-3/8" 2-1/2" 1/2" 171-2605 $40.95
3/8" 3/4" 1-1/4" 2" 3" 1/2" 178-3345 $52.95
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