How to Clean a Router Bit
Improve your cuts with a simple cleaning
Anyone who has ever cut a fancy edge profile using a router knows the frustration of a burned or chippy cut. A poorly routed profile can ruin a valuable workpiece in just a few seconds.
While most woodworkers often attribute a poor cut to a dull bit, more often than not, the culprit is built up wood pitch along the bit’s cutting edge. Scrub that away and you’ll be surprised at how much better a bit can cut.
In this Wood Tips video, Fine Woodworking senior web producer Ed Pirnik demonstrates the right way to clean a router bit for cleaner, easier cuts.
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