Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Multiple-Profile Router Bit

This multiple-profile bit from Infinity Tools allows you to reproduce dozens of classical profiles with a single bit, saving you money and drawer space — but it comes at a price. Instead of making a single pass with a single-profile bit, you might have to make multiple passes at different cutter heights and fence positions.

If you run hundreds of feet of a single profile, this probably isn’t the bit for you — but if you’re a DIY’er or small shop that runs a few feet of many different profiles now and again, it may be worth the extra time and setup.

The cutter of this particular bit measures 2-13/16″ in diameter at its widest, 1-1/7″ tall, and is mounted on a 1/2″ shank. Infinity makes the cutters from micro-grain carbide, which can be resharpened many times, and the body from fatigue-proof steel coated with silver PTFE to keep wood resin from sticking to it.

The bit will normally run you $70, but evidently Infinity Tools is overstocked and you can get it for $50 plus $8 shipping and handling directly from their website.

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