The Best Router Bits and Sets for Your Money

If you’re like me, your favorite tool in the wood shop is your router and router table. I love shaping everything from cabinet doors, accent pieces and even crown moulding with some sharp router bits.

Regardless of what kind of router you have (whether it’s a large standalone router or a handheld trim router), you’ve got to have sharp bits that are going to cut through the wood you’re cutting.

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In this post, we chose some of our favorite router bits for a variety of purposes. If you’re looking for the best router bits for the money, have a look at our top picks below.

Hiltex 10100 Tungsten Carbide Router Bits

The Hiltex 10100 tungsten carbide router bits are a 15-piece set of precisely machined sharp YG8 tungsten carbide blades to make the cuts clean and accurate no matter what type of mood you are using. They have resistance to heat and good for anyone that wants a durable set of bits. The hardened solid alloy steel main construction has power finish, so you can be sure its durable and long lasting.

So you can be able to have smooth and aligned operations, there is an enclosed bearing roller with ¼ universal shank that fits all models of routers. Easily store away your set with the included wooden index case. Whether you want to edge, trim, vein or groove, this set will help you get the results that you want and make your project much more enjoyable. This set is great for professionals and beginners alike.

Wood Carving & Sign Making Router Bit Set

This wood carving and sign making router 4-piece bit set is 50mm solid carbide from the Foos full carbide series. The shank, solid carbide router bit set fit all ¼” routers besides for the dewalt, 50mm in length. These bits are specifically made and designed for the wood carving hobbyist and have A grade carbide. There are 4 bits in total with the set.

2 V-Groove bits are used for background carving and 2 Profile bits are used for detail carving. This bit set and a router will have you working on signs, wood furniture, pictures and anything else you can think of. This is a great way to start out on your wood carving hobby or be able to make things and possibly sell them. No limits when you have these bits and a router.

Timberline TRS-260 Ogee Raised Panel Door Making Router Bit Set

The Timberline TRS-260 Ogee raised panel door making router bit set comes with 3 carbide tipped and professional quality bits. These router bits are just what you are looking for if you are looking for a super cut and smooth performance at prices that won’t break the bank. Each of these bits has been carefully engineered so you get maximum performance, but you won’t break your woodworking budget. Each of the bits use the finest steel and micro-grain carbide.

The CNC multi-axis sharpening technology create a shear angel as well as a radial relief on every form type bit. You will notice these bits feature the latest in anti-kickback design technology which is an important feature that limits the cutting depth to ensure the bits are safer for you to use. The set has been designed to work with raised panels on doors of cabinets, frames and architectural paneling.

HQMaster 1/8″ Shank End Mill 4 Flutes CNC Cutter Spiral Router Bits

The HQMaster 1/8” shank end mill 4 flutes CNC clutter spiral router bits cutting milling 10-piece set is made from tungsten steel. If you know metal then you know this is one of the strongest metals used and will be great for all of your carving needs.

These bits are rustless and anti-static and work perfect on milling or cutting machines. You will be happy to see their high quality and durability which gives you high performance for all of the projects you are working on. The storage case is also included so you can keep your 10-piece bit set in order. This is a great set for beginners and long time users alike.