Woodworker's Journal winter-2010, страница 40




Woodworker

Router Bits You've Never Heard Of

These lesser-known, newer router

bits will make your life easier in

the shop. Some are really clever!

By Bill Hylton

So much is going on in the router realm that it's difficult to stay current. Routers don't fundamentally change from year to year, of course, and neither do router bits. But each year introduces a few novel and occasionally revolutionary bits. And if you aren't paying close attention, you simply don't hear about them.

A couple of years back, a buddy of mine was holding the floor at a meeting of the local woodworker's guild, explaining how to calculate bevel angles and set up the table saw for making sides of hexagonal and octagonal boxes. Partway into his talk, someone shouted, "Aw, you just use a bird's-mouth bit!"

To save you a similar embar

rassment, here's my list of nine great bits or bit sets that you ought to know about. Just in case you don't know them already ...

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40 Router Bits You've Never Heard Of



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