An easy and foolproof way to join up multi-sided projects such as planters, columns, buckets, bowls, boxes, barrels and more. Simply select the number of sides you want and pick the bit that's right for you.
Stock is notched out at the correct angle, which gives extra gluing surface and a strong mechanical glue joint. When gluing, the routed end hugs the mating piece preventing any slippage. By only having to cut one end (as opposed to two for a miter joint), you reduce machining time in half. For six or eight sides, cut face up. For twelve or sixteen, cut face down. Edges can be produced that are either flush or protruded which then can be later sanded down to desired finish.
All bits two-flute, carbide-tipped, 1/2" shank. USA
For use in router table only.
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).