Router bits are essential for fashioning shapes into a selection of materials through the use of a routing tool. Carbide router drill bits are best used for plywood, hardwoods, softwoods, and some plastics.
A router tool has a flat base and a rotating blade that is driven by a motor. They are considered an extremely versatile power tool and can either be handheld or attached to a router table. Our UK router bits are imperative to achieving your desired design in whatever material you are working with.
Straight Router Bits
Our UK straight router cutters come in a wide range of sizes allowing you to accurately cater to your project. These bits are used to cut straight into a material to hollow out a section or to create a groove.
Up Cut Router Bits
An up cut bit is typically used to remove chips from the hole that it is cutting. Deep grooves need to be fashioned out using continual light cuts. Up cut bits are ideal for this as the upward direction of the flutes inhibits the build-up of debris which can either break or bind the bit. As the flute removes chips it can simultaneously fray the wood fibres, causing damage. You must be mindful of this when using up cut bits and be careful to avoid implementing damage to your project.
Down Cut Router Bits
A down cut router bit is effective in forming a crisp edge around the hole that it is cutting. However, it is less effective in removing chips from the hole when compared to an up cut bit. Therefore, down cut bits are more commonly used for making shallow cuts rather than deep grooves.
A slower feed rate is required with down cut bits as this allows more time to evacuate chips and for them to be cut into smaller pieces that fall from the slot. This does mean that you need to be careful the bit does not overheat and consequently break. This can be due to the build-up of chips combined with a deep cut.
CNC Router Bits
CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. Our CNC router bits are compatible with computer-controlled routers. CNC routers are particularly versatile as they can perform the tasks of the boring machine, the spindle motor, and the panel saw.
If you are unsure about which router bit is suitable for your project, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can call us on 0161 477 9577 or 07581452424, and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.