Key Hole Cutting Router Bits by MLCS

Hang Pictures and More!

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2 flute, carbide-tipped router bits.

Plunging the bit produces 3/8" or 1/2" hole and moving the router creates a T-slot which will accept the head of a screw or nail. Used for hanging pictures, plaques, clocks, brackets, etc. flush to the wall without additional hardware.

Helpful Hint: For hanging smaller items when only one fastener is required, route the slot horizontally. This will allow you to shift the picture sideways until perfect balance is achieved.

Product Instructions:

Key Hole Cutting Router Bits

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).

Product Options

(D)
Large
Diameter
(S)
Small
Diameter
(L-1)
Cutting
Length
(L-2)
Cutting
Length
Overall
Length
Shank
Size
Item # Price    Qty
3/8" 1/4" 3/16" 3/8" 1-1/2" 1/4" #5438
(Old/Eagle P13-2411)
$8.00
1/2" 1/4" 3/16" 5/16" 1-1/2" 1/4" #5439
(Old/Eagle P13-2413)
$9.00
Backordered until 11/30/2021. Reserve Now!
3/8" 1/4" 3/16" 5/16" 2-5/16" 1/2" #7738
(Old/Eagle P13-2412)
$9.00
1/2" 1/4" 3/16" 5/16" 2-5/16" 1/2" #7739
(Old/Eagle P13-2414)
$9.50
Backordered until 11/30/2021. Reserve Now!

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