What router bit to use for sign making?
Many craftsmen do woodwork as a hobby and wanting to make interesting and new things. Ideas always come from previous work. Woodwork is done in the past with hands which become more difficult and complex at that time. Due to the router bits, everything becomes more easy and simpler. New tools and bits make woodwork comfortable and fast.
I am here to tell you about those bits and their functionality. Now, you can make signs on your wood by using router bits instead of hands. You can do this work with multiple router bits. Today, I am going to tell you what router bit to use for sign making.
As you know sign making is a very interesting thing in woodwork and every craftsman wanted to make them. Experts have a grip on this work but this is a new thing for the newbies. You can make signs for doors, you can write names and gift it to someone as I did. I wanted to share my story with you.
What router bit to use for sign making?
Many bits are used for sign making. You can draw symbols, write letters, addresses, etc. Now, I am going to discussing each router bit one by one.
Comparison of the Best Router Bit For Sign Making
|Whiteside Router Bits||1 Pound||2 Pack|
|Profile router bit||3.2 ounces||2mm|
|Groove Bit with 90°||0.64 ounces||0.1mm tip|
|Straight Spiral up Cut||1.6 ounces||2mm|
1. Whiteside SC50
Whiteside SC50 router bit having carving liner 11° by 5/8 inch cutting length. Used for the carving purpose. This router bit has a ¼ shank. Whiteside SC50 gives a normal cut around the letters. This router bit gives a thin outline cut. Item weight is 0.8 ounces. Mostly used by craftsman because of its compatibility with handheld and table-mounted routers.
2.Profile router bit
Features of the profile router bit are that it is a solid carbide having ¼ shank with 15° Flat tip profile. Used for outlining. Profile bit used for making sings cut thick than the whiteside SC50. Item weight is 3.2 ounces. Through this type of bit, you can make a clean line. You can make different kinds of signs with this. Maybe you seem difficult in first use, but after practice, this will give a fine cut. One of the new router bits for carving, which makes your work perfect and desirable. Also available at a reasonable price. After using the profile bit, you would say that it is the best one and worked great.
3. Double-sided 60° and 90° V-groove router bit
Double-sided 60° and 90° V-groove bit give two different cuts. One side gives a 60° cut and the other side gives a 90° cut. You can buy a separate bit of 60° and 90°, also you can buy one bit that has both sided. Made with the material of solid carbide having shank diameter 3.175mm (0.125 inches), tip diameter 0.1mm (0.004 inches). The total length of this bit is 38mm (1.496 inches). Mainly used for carving and marking of stainless steel, aluminum, brass, medium-density fiberboard, wood panels, plastics, and many other soft Sticky materials. A long-lasting router bit than others carving tools. Its sharper cutting edge gives a clean cut. One of the best thing in this router bit is its unique V design, which removes the amount of material from the end. Item weight is 0.64 ounces with 1.5×0.1×0.1 inches product dimensions having a size of 0.1mm. Having a pointed tip. Also used to drill small holes in plastic boxes to allow ventilation.
4.Straight spiral up cut
Another new bit used for carving is the spiral up-cut with 1/4 inch shank and 1/8 inch cutting diameter, ½ inch cutting length. The total length for this bit is 2 inch. Made up of solid carbide. The spiral bit used for many purposes such as grooving, carving, dados, etc. when you using this bit then you would say that it is a good one rather than the straight bit. You can use this router bit with a plunge router, Bosch router, etc. item weight is 1.6 ounces. Gives a clean and fast cut. Available in different sizes and types. A quality product with reasonable price. Spiral up-cut bit gives the straight cut.
All of the above-mentioned router bits are used for sign making. You can use only one bit and also use set of these bits. Each router bit gives a unique shape with different depth and style as you read in the article. If you don’t have these bits then go on amazon and buy now.
When you have all of these bits then first work you have to do is that take a piece of wood and cut with all bits one by one, as you see in the picture. You can see the difference and would be able to choose which cut you want on your signs.
First, try to do work on a rough piece of wood and then use them on your project. This will help you to prevent your working wood from damage.