Router bits

When asked "What make of router bits should I buy?" my answer is:ProTechCatalogue

For home workshop and light production the Pro-Tech range is good value for money. The range is comprehensive and includes both ¼" and ½" shank bits. Click here for an online version of the Pro-Tech catalogue.

For higher volume production I suggest higher quality bits like CMT, Dimar, Trend or WPW. Be prepared to pay a lot more than the price of Pro-Tech bits. You will also have to turn to one of these brands for special bits not available in the Pro-Tech range. For example I use a CMT bit with replaceable tips for high volume pattern routing. Unfortunately the local agents tend to carry the popular bits only. I often end up importing directly from the USA or UK.

For experimentation you might consider the Tork Craft budget range

I do not recommend the 'bargain price' boxed sets. The bits are low quality. In particular they are poorly ground and the cutter diameters often do not match the bearing diameter. The cutting edges are often too short and there is also unnecessary repetition.

Remember it is the bit that does the cutting - not the router. A mediocre router fitted with a good bit
will cut a lot better than the world's best router with a mediocre bit.

I sell Pro-Tech router bits. Let me know your requirements (don’t hesitate to ask for technical advice) and I will give you a quote. My prices are for collection at my workshop or home. If you buy three or more bits it may make sense to have them couriered to you at a cost of R100,00. On orders above R1000,00 I will cover the courier cost. Lead time on orders is three to five working days.



Last updated 27 August 2017