FREUD ROUTER BIT GUIDE–Specialty Bits
.SPECIALTY BIT
Crown Molding
USES: Creates decorative crown molding. Changing bit height alters profile.
SIZES: Cutting height: 1 1/4”
VARIATIONS: Available in many profiles to produce moldings in a variety of shapes.
.SPECIALTY BIT
Dish Carving
USES: Forms trays and shallow bowls, makes signs, creates decorative edges when used with an edge guide.
SIZES: Cutting diameter: 7/16–1 1/8”
VARIATIONS: Available with top-mounted bearing for template
routing.
.SPECIALTY BIT
Face Molding
USES: Creates decorative molding for furniture and cabinet trim.
SIZES: Cutting height: 7/8–1 5/8”
VARIATIONS: Several profiles available to produce trim in a
variety of shapes.
.SPECIALTY BIT
Keyhole*
USES: Bores a large-diameter hole for screw or nail head, and then cuts sideways to produce a T-shaped slot. Used for hanging plaques/frames.
SIZES: Cutting diameter: 25/64”
VARIATIONS: Also useful for creating hold-down slots in jigs and shop fixtures.
.SPECIALTY BIT
Multi-Profile
USES: Cuts many profiles by using only a portion of the bit or by making multiple passes.
SIZES: Cutting height: 51/64–1 59/64”
VARIATIONS: Available in several styles that allow production of many different profiles.
 
.SPECIALTY BIT
Panel Pilot*
USES: Cuts openings in panels using a drill-through point that eliminates the need for a starter hole.
SIZES: Cutting height: 1/8–1 3/4”
VARIATIONS: Pilots at tip and shank allow use for template routing.
 
.SPECIALTY BIT
Pattern
USES: Recreates template shapes using a top-mounted bearing. Also works as a straight bit and flush-trimming bit.
SIZES: Cutting diameter: 5/16–2”
VARIATIONS: Also can use in table-mounted router with pattern below workpiece.
 
.SPECIALTY BIT
Raised Panel*
USES: Creates an interlocking joint with a large glue surface area for strong edge-to-edge or end-to-end joints.
SIZES: Cutting height: 3/8–1 1/2”
VARIATIONS: Variable-height style available.
.SPECIALTY BIT
Raise Panel with Backcutter*
USES: Forms a raised panel and relieves back face to form a tongue on 3/4” stock.
SIZES: Cutting diameter: 3 1/2”
VARIATIONS: Several styles available; backcutters are replaceable.
 
.SPECIALTY BIT
Recoverable-Bead
Glass Door*
USES: Cuts the cope and stick joints in door frames, and simultaneously forms a removable glass-retaining bead.
SIZES: Major radius: 7/32–15/64”
VARIATIONS: Several profiles available.
 
.SPECIALTY BIT
T-Slot
USES: Cuts a wide T-shaped channel to receive hanging hooks or backing plates for display/storage walls.
SIZES: Cutting diameter: 1 1/8–1 3/8”
VARIATIONS: Also useful for creating hold-down slots in jigs and shop fixtures.
 
.SPECIALTY BIT
Vertical Raised Panel*
USES: Forms raised-panel profiles on cabinet and passage doors. Panel stands vertically while cutting.
SIZES: Cutting diameter: 1 1/2”
VARIATIONS: Many styles available to produce panels with varying profiles.
*Plunge router recommended.
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