Routing Cutters and Accessories
Router bits also known as end mills or wood mills, are high speed routing tools for routers. There are hundreds of different shapes, sizes and lengths for many applications with the hand router or CNC router.
Today the most common routing bits are a combination of two materials. High speed steel (HSS or HW) for the shaft and body, and tungsten-carbide (TCT or HM) for the blades and tips. Routing bits may have one blade or several, the more blades a bit has the smoother and cleaner the cutting.
Quality from professional manufacturers
The sautershop router bit range come from some of the worlds leading manufactures, for example TREND, established in 1955 they are the number one supplier in the UK. Also ENT, a german manufacturer, from whom we offer their complete range.
We offer the highest quality routing cutters that are also suitable for use by professional users. The spectrum ranges from HSS routing cutters for plastic processing, over carbide router cutters, tipped for wood and plastics processing to insertion routing cutters.
In addition, we also offer ultra high-end bits made completly from tungsten-carbide for long life and precision.
Large range of shaft diameters
We offer router cutters in metric shaft diameters of 3 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm and 12 mm. For the respective shaft diameter, an appropriate tool holder is required, i.e. a collet chuck, to ensure a secure fit of the router bit in the router. If you do not if you have a corresponding collet chuck for the bit shaft you require, you will find a large selection of collet chucks from many brands here.
How to find the right router bit.
To select the right router cutters for your router, we recommend first selecting the desired shaft size and then the desired shape. The available cutter sizes will then be displayed of the selected router cutters shape.
If you do not find the right router cutters in our program or are not sure exactly what you need, plaese give us a call and our professional team will advise you
Safety instructions & care tips
Tool holder / Router cutter clamping: Make sure that the collet used matches the shaft diameter of the cutter. Clamp the routing cutter up to the mark or at least 3/4 of the shaft length.
Reducing sleeves/ Collets: We recommend using high-quality, multi-slotted collets to ensure that the routing cutter runs without vibration during continuous work. We only recommend using reducing sleeves when absolutly necessary. Before inserting the collet into the motor spindle, the collet must snap into the union nut to prevent jamming and wedging.
Router cutter extensions: Used for extending the routing height, but only to be used in combination with a routing table. They are available with different shank sizes and with different sized collets.
Counter-directiona l/ synchronized operation: The material feed must always be in the opposite direction to the rotation of the routing cutter. Never feed from the other side, except for special applications, a sutible kickback stop must be used,
Routing depths: Rout greater depths in several steps. This extends the service life of the tools, ensures a better routing result and minimises risk.
Speed/Rotation: Never exceed recommended maximum rotation speeds as indicated on the cutter shank, packaging or instructions.
Resharpening: Use only sharp, intact and high quality routing cutters. If necessary, contact an appropriate sharpening service to have sharpening done. Dull and defective routing cutters pose an increased safety risk and create poor work
Cutter care: To prolong the life and service life of a cutter, we recommend the ENT tool cleaner.
Frequently Asked Questions are answered at the bottom of this page