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FULL BEAD DOUBLE BEARING 1" X 1/2" RADIUS 3/16" 1/4" SHANK

FULL BEAD DOUBLE BEARING 1" X 1/2" RADIUS 3/16" 1/4" SHANK
Brand: PRO-TECH
Product Code: KP316021
Availability: In Stock
Recommended Price: R451.44
Excluding VAT: R396.00

Pro-Tech. South African favourite for over 30 YearsFull Bead

Full beadCarbide Tipped

This router bit shape is also referred to as the leaf corner profile. In one pass, this bit forms a round-edge groove near the corner of the workpiece. A second pass on the adjoining face yields a delicate leaf shaped corner bead. More profiles can be created using this router bit using some imagination.

  • The two bearings allows for both router table and freehand use.
  • Round edge groove
  • Leaf shaped corner bead
  • Corner round profile with 4,80mm radius

This router bit has a 6,35mm shank (shaft) that will fit most small or large routers. Please ensure that you select a router bit with a shank (shaft) size that will fit into your router collet.

Full bead router bit profile

 

PRO-TECH router bits are manufactured in Taiwan.

 

Router Bit Maintenance

Fortunately, this is pretty easy. The best way to prolong the life of a router bit is to keep it clean. And what you need to do varies with the type of bit.

Note: Sharpening is extremely important too.

A.   No Bearings:

To clean bits without bearings, first blow off any dust. Then remove any resin that has built up. (Resin places a drag on the bit which can cause it to overheat and burn.)

Resin removers are available. It's the same stuff you use to clean your saw blades.

B.   Bits with Bearings:

To clean bits with bearings, first, remove the bearing. Then clean the bit as you did with non-bearing bits.

It's important to remove the bearings because even though router bearings are "sealed," resin remover can sneak in and dissolve the bearing grease. If this were to happen, you would be faced with the problem of trying to lubricate a sealed bearing.

Despite the claims of bearing grease sellers, we've never had much luck with this. Once that grease is gone, just go buy a new bearing.

C.   Bit Shanks:

Periodically inspect the shanks of your router bits for rust or burrs. Either of these can be removed quickly with ScotchBrite®. Left on, they can interfere with your ability to properly tighten the bit in the collet.

How Fast Should a Router be Running?

If you've got a router with variable speed, then you've got the power to improve the quality of your cut. In general, the larger the bit, the slower the speed you need. The perfect solution for dealing with varying bit sizes is a variable speed router.

Here are general guidelines for most bits:

Hand Held Router Use

Bit size Bit size rpm
Small – 12.7 mm 1/16" to 1/2" 22,000+
12,7 mm – 28,6 mm 1/2 to 1 1/8" 14,000 - 18,000
28.6 mm – 50,8 mm 1 1/8" to 2" 12,000 - 14,000

Router Table Use

Bit size Bit size rpm
50,8 mm – 63,5 mm 2" to 2 1/2" 12,000 - 14,000
63,5 mm & larger 2 1/2" and up 8,000 - 12,000

 

Part No. Shank dia. Cutting width Cutting Height Radius (r)
KP316021 1/4 inch 1 inch 1/2 inch 3/16 inch
6,35 mm 25,4 mm mm 12.7 mm 4,8 mm

 

Length of Shank: 38 mm

Full bead 

Take CareFull speed

 

consider safety for your health and the people around you

General safety suggestions:

It is advisable to always have the following items nearby and in a good condition

  • Eye protection – clean and scratch free
  • Hearing protection – quality earmuffs
  • Dust masks – discard old and dirty masks
  • Gloves – for easy handling of material and hand protection
Wear Gloves Eye Protection Hearing Protection Dust Mask
Wear Gloves
Eye Protection
Hearing Protection
Dust Mask

Router Table Safety

Although most router bits are small, they can be potentially dangerous and should deserve your attention and respect.

Push blocks and safety devices1 Use push sticks or a push block to position your hands a safe distance from the router bit.

2 Use large-diameter bits only in a router table. Using bits over 25mm Ø (diameter) in a handheld router can possibly cause you to lose control of the tool and harm yourself or bystanders.

3 Always wear a dust mask as well as eye and hearing protection.

4 Take light cuts. Heavy cuts invite kickback. If necessary, move the fence closer to the bit or switch to a larger guide bearing/bush.

5 Use a featherboard (anti-kickback device) to support the workpiece against the router table and/or fence.

6 Never climb-cut. Always feed the stock from right to left. Against the rotation of the router bit. (see illustration)

7 Avoid routing small stock. Instead, rout a larger piece and cut it to size afterwards. If you absolutely have to profile a small piece, build an suitable jig or secure the workpiece.

8 Always use a guard. If the fence didn’t come with a guard, make your own.

9 Never start the router with the bit in contact with the material.

10 Don’t force the router bit or overload the router. Excessive heat is an enemy.

11 Secure/fasten the router in the base before starting/switch on the router.

Router bit to collet fit12 Don’t bottom out the bit in the collet or partially insert the bit. Instead, completely insert the bit, and then back off approximately 2 mm. At least 2/3 's of the router bit shank should be inside the collet.

13 Be sober and not under the influence of medicine that causes a lack of concentration

14 Tidy up your workshop to ensure the ability to move freely with enough room around the router table