Amana Tool, Lonnie Bird create router bit set
August 15, 2011 | 7:08 pm CDT

Farmingdale, NY–Amana Tool, manufacturer of industrial-quality carbide-tipped, solid carbide and replacement carbide cutting tools, today announced the availability of a router bit set for constructing a set of stacking boxes. With the four-piece set created in partnership with master craftsman Lonnie Bird, professional woodworkers and hobbyists can easily create a set of two attractive stacking wood storage boxes in as little as a weekend. The set contains popular router bit profiles that are great additions to any woodworker’s toolbox and can be used for a number of other applications once the stacking boxes project is finished.

Included in Amana’s unique set are four multi-use router bits – molding (#54286), straight plunge (#45446), beading (#56172) and ogee (#56210) – step-by-step instructions and two decorative solid brass knobs. Lonnie Bird designed the stacking box project to reflect traditional-looking profiles that are often seen in window casings and molding. When making the stacking boxes, the ogee bit is used to create a decorative ogee profile on the base of each box. The molding router bit features a two-flute design with a ball bearing guide to create rule joints with perfectly matched profiles for the box lids. With the beading bit, woodworkers can form decorative profiles as part of the boxes’ “step” design without constructing complex joints.

“I designed this project for woodworkers of all skill levels who want to tackle a satisfying weekend project,” said Bird. “With Amana’s stacking box set, users can learn techniques that can easily be transferred to other projects that are aesthetically pleasing and last for generations – just like their tools.”

The cutting edges of all pieces in the collection are made of an Amana-exclusive carbide grade that delivers the highest quality of cut, maximum cutting efficiency and extended tool life in solid wood materials. The stacking box set (item #58110) is available through Amana’s authorized distributors for $146.30 USD. The set includes four router bits, step-by-step how to instructions from Lonnie Bird to create a set of two stacking boxes, including full-color pictures, and two solid decorative brass knobs.

About Amana Tool

An industry leader for more than 35 years, Amana Tool specializes in solid carbide and carbide-tipped cutting tools for the woodworking, plastics and aluminum industries. Amana Tool’s full line of industrial-quality woodworking tools includes saw blades, router bits, shaping cutters, boring bits and more for wood, plastics and aluminum. The company was founded in 1972 and has corporate headquarters in Farmingdale, N.Y. and a West Coast distribution center in El Cajon, Calif.

SOURCE: Amana Tool

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