How to Clean a Router Bit

Anyone who has ever cut a fancy edge profile using a router knows the frustration of a burned or chippy cut. A poorly routed profile can ruin a valuable workpiece in just a few seconds. While most woodworkers often attribute a poor cut to a dull bit, more often than not, the culprit is built up wood pitch along the bit’s cutting edge. Scrub that away and you’ll be surprised at how much better a bit can cut.