When used as a handrail bit, the handrail is routed on both edges to put a smooth convex contour on the top face of the handrail. If desired, use our Handrail Router Bit (91708, sold separately) to rout the finger grooves on the cheeks of the handrail. When used as a table edge bit, it routs an elegant, elongated radius. You can set it deeper, and include a small shoulder, or set it shallower for a simpler roundover look. With its high-grade carbide and sturdy 1/2" shank, the bit is well-equipped for heavy work, and will provide many years of quality results.
Necessary accessory to mount the following routers in the Bench Dog ProLift router lift (28827, sold separately):Porter-Cable 690 SeriesPorter-Cable 890 SeriesBosch 1617Bosch 1618DeWalt 610DeWalt 616DeWalt 618
It's one of the most popular tools in a woodworking shop “ and for good reason! The router is a versatile tool that can be put to use duplicating part shapes, adding decorative profiles and shadow lines and creating a variety of joinery, from half-blind dovetails to box joints.We've compiled some great information about using your router, and picking out the right bits “ plus many great projects to build with the help of this handy tool! You'll learn all about Router Bits: Cost, Quality, Value, how to make Box Joints on the Router Table, and about Avoiding Router Tearout. Build a Simple Dresser, Router-Made Picture Frames, an Outdoor Storage Chest and a Full-Size Mirror. You can even learn how to Rout Butterfly Keys. You'll find all this and more in the Winter 2015 Router Projects and Techniques publication from Woodworker's Journal.