The following are some of the bits and cutting tool products available for wood and panel products manufacturing. Additional tooling products can be found in the Product Directory at WoodworkingNetwork.com. Also visit RedBookOnline.com for an extensive listing of cutting tool manufacturers and exclusive distributors.
GUHDO USA recently introduced two 1/2-in. diamond router bit designs for CNC nesting applications, which allow feed rates of up to 90 fpm. The 2-flute diamond router bit and 3-flute diamond bit can be sharpened numerous times, says the company, offering increased tool life while reducing tooling costs. Guhdo also offers traditional diamond bits, as well as other types of tooling. (800) 544-8436, Guhdo.com
Vortex says its XP “Extreme Performance” series of routing tools gives precise cutting performance and lasts longer than current compression spirals. In developing the XP, Vortex says it conducted extensive testing, including CNC routing of more than 40,000 lineal feet of material. Vortex carries XP-series inventory of its most popular tool sizes and designates the bits with an XP after the standard part number. (800) 355-7708, VortexTool.com
Leitz Tooling Systems says its Diamaster Pro3 and Diamaster Plus3 diamond router bits offer the combined benefits of the speed and small diameter benefits of solid carbide routers with the extended service life of diamond tools. Available in small diameters from 12mm to 20mm, Leitz says the 3-flute router bits perform at high feed rates in nesting and panel routing applications. (800) 253-6070, LeitzTooling.com
LMT Onsrud offers the Marathon Downcut Spiral to complement its Marathon Compression offering. Onsrud says the Marathon series is one of the longest-running tools in the industry due to advancements in cutting geometry and the addition of a unique coating, which it says creates a harder and tougher cutting edge and also prolongs cutting life. (847) 362-1560, Onsrud.com
Saber Diamond Tools manufactures a wide variety of diamond tooling including bits and cutterheads for the cabinet, flooring and RTA industries. The company says it has computerized tracking of each tool order and can offer customers custom tooling, as well as off-the-shelf standards. (888) 240-4324, SaberDiamond.com
Royce//Ayr produces insert router bit sets to machine MDF doors. The company says it has designed several inserts to fit the same tool, giving woodworkers the flexibility to mix and match the inside and outside door profiles. Repeatability also is guaranteed because the replaceable knives are always profiled the same, Royce//Ayr adds. (800) 959-5641, RoyceAyr.com