Moulding Router Bits
Choosing the best router bits for your project might seem like an overwhelming experience. However, if you know exactly what you want the finished look to be, you can find the ones that best meet your needs and your budget. And once you find the right ones, you want to take proper care of them so they last for many years. Here are some tips on choosing the right bits and taking care of them so you can get the optimal length of use out of them.
- Choosing Your Moulding Router Bits
When looking through the various types of router bits, be sure to choose one with a carbide tip. Carbide tips are ideal for providing a professional appearance on your mouldings whether they are made of hardwood or softwood. Carbide router tips are also designed to create smooth finishes on other materials, such as plastic and plywood.
There are several types of router bits to choose from. Grooving bits are designed to put a groove in a piece of wood. This is typically used for small projects that need words or numbers carved into wood. Joinery bits are designed to create various types of joints to attach pieces of wood together. Edge router bits create designed edges for finished woodwork, including beading, round over and more. There are many other specialized bits that are available for your moulding and routing needs.
- Using Your Moulding Router Bits
When using your moulding router bits on hardwood and oak surfaces, you can prevent the chipping and splintering that often happens by spraying the wood surface with water before using the router bit on it. Always remember that you may also need to sand down the moulding after doing this because the wood grain often raises after getting wet.
- Caring for Your Moulding Router Bits
Caring for your router bits is ideal for saving money and the frustration of using bits that are no longer as effective as they once were. There are many things you can do to extend the life of your router bits. For instance, you should use your router bits in short spurts rather than using them for long periods of time. This helps prevent the bits from overheating which will shorten their life. You should also use the widest and shortest bit available for your project. This will also help prevent the bit from getting too hot during a job.
To avoid dulling the bit, it is important to clean them after each use. If it has any tar or other residue on the tip, it could cause the tip to bounce or perform uneven cuts on your next project. There are some bit cleaners on the market that are specifically designed to clean tar and pitch off of bits in a safe and effective way.
These router bits are the ideal way to add a finished and designed look to your wood project. With the proper care and use of them, you can enjoy making impressive projects for many years to come.
Visit Carbide Processors today and let us help you select the bits that finish your project.
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