I received a mail yesterday in which one new craftsman in this work asks, what kind of router bit to trim laminate? Mostly woodworker doesn’t know about the perfect router bit used for laminating. Many router bits can do multiple functionalities. You need the right router bit for your work.
So, I thought to write an article on this topic for all of you who wants to know what kind of router bit is perfect for trimming laminated material.
Trim laminated material seems to be very tough or hard for the first time, and maybe you will face the problem of the teardown. This problem will be solved by choosing the right router bit. So don’t worry because I am here to solve your problem.
Before discussing the kind of router bit used for laminate wood, I will tell you about the important things to consider when choosing the specific router bit.First thing you have to choose is the material of the bit you are going to use.
There are two types of material used to make any router bit. One of them is steel and the other one is carbide. Both have their functions. Before choosing any router bit must consider that you want steel router bit or carbide router bit.
Steel router bit
Most of the time, steel router bits need sharpening and usually used for laminating. This could seem annoying to sharpen. Using the steel router bit, you must have the ability to maintain the cut. You can easily buy because it is affordable than the carbide router bit.
Carbide router bit
Carbide router bit has many advantages over the steel router bit. Perfect for laminating purpose. I also use this material and recommend you. As I said that it requires the right router bit and accurate cut, so, carbide router bit easily cut the sensitive material. This tool is expensive but it is very useful.
Here I will tell you what kind of router bit to trim laminate?
Two popular router bits to trim laminate
One specific task can be done by one or more router bits. For trim laminating, there are two most popular router bits used. These router bits are:
1. Flush trim router bit
One of the new laminate trim bits reduce time and irritation and rout the edge flush and rounded in a single pass. Mainly used to trim plastic laminate edges that require hours for completing the work nicely. These bits have a bearing that cut the edges along the side of the material. Design to trim the laminate countertops, Formica, etc. Gives a high-quality product. Freud 1/16 inch radius laminate trim bit with ¼ shank replaces Amana’s bit. This laminate bit can be used with handheld routers and table-mounted routers. Item weight is 1.6 ounces. The material used for this bit is carbide. It’s Unique because of the pilot bearings.
2. Chamfer router bit
Chamfer bits are also known as beveled blade bits. Normally cone-shaped bits that look like a top. A quality router bit which gives you a quality product. ½” shank make 45° bevel cuts with Yonico 13107 chamfer router bit. Item weight is 4.8 ounces. Also made up of carbide. This router bit also uses with handheld routers. If you are trying to this bit on a table without bearings then be careful. Adds a great look to the project.