TOOLING:Basic &CNC Routers

Buying router bits online or off is quite a challenge these days as one struggles not only to find the right bit, but hopefully find quality. Getting router bits or any tooling sharpened is getting progressively more challenging as skilled trades people disappear, so maximizing the life of your tooling before you have to start hunting for sharpening services is all good.

With that in mind we have started this series of articles with a discussion of what types of metals are used to create the cutting edge, then moved on to various other aspects of router bit design and specifics to CNC tooling. Although many conversations are the same for basic router useage and CNC woodworking, there are a few special issues that only apply to CNC routers, but we’ll mark them as such.

Tool Steel and Router Bits: What and how they are made to keep a good edge