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Beginner’s Guide To Router Bits

Which Router Bits should you buy?

You’ve just bought your first router, and you’re itching to use it. But, high-tech as it is, with all the features that you chose so carefully, it can’t do a thing without router bits. But which bits should you buy? If you haven’t used a router before, the options can be confusing – and expensive. Watch the video to find out what you need to know to make informed choices, so you don’t waste money on router bits you don’t need.

How Many Router Bits do you need?

It all depends on what you want to do, but for most woodworkers the cost of your router bits soon exceeds the cost of the router itself. As a beginner, the best way to start is by buying a router cutter set. One of the best is the MLCS 8377 15-Piece Router Bit Set with Carbide-Tipped 1/2-Inch Shanks – it’s the best selling router bit set by a mile and it’s easy to see why. With 15 top quality carbide-tipped bits for under $40—it’s a complete no-brainer. If you’ve just bought your first router and you need a comprehensive set of router cutters to get you started you really won’t find a better set anywhere. 

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