BEADING BIT 1' X 1/2' RADIUS 1/4' 1/2' SHANK

PRO-TECH

Regular price R 369.21

SKU: KP2807
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Pro-Tech. South African favourite for over 30 YearsBeading bit

Beading router bit sampleCarbide Tipped

Beading router bit profilesBeading bits are similar to the round over profile, but a smaller bearing produces a delicate inset at the base of the cut, giving you an extra decorative option.

Cut a quarter-round shape bounded by fillets, known as a bead, in one pass by this router bit. The width of one fillet is set by the pilot bearing size, while the other is controlled by the depth of cut.

Beading bits create attractive decorative edging that gives a unique finish to the work piece.

Tip: Cut the ends first and then the sides. Less tear-out is achieved by cutting the end grain first.

This router bit has a 12.7mm shank (shaft) that will fit most large routers. Please ensure that you select a router bit with a shank (shaft) size that will fit into your router collet.

PRO-TECH router bits are manufactured in Taiwan.

Features and descriptions for a beading router bit 

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Part No.Shank dia.Cutting widthCutting HeightRadius (r)
KP28071/2 inch1 inch 1/2 inch 1/4 inch
12.7 mm25.4 mm12.7 mm6.35 mm
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Length of Shank: 38 mm
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General safety suggestions:

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It is advisable to always have the following items nearby and in a good _x000D_ condition

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  • Gloves – for easy handling of material and hand protection
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To use router bits safely (and to get the best results from your router), the _x000D_ router bits need to be installed properly into the router's collet. Improper installation _x000D_ of your bits can cause excessive chatter and could increase the likelihood that _x000D_ the bits will break when in use. 

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Clean and sharp

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First of all, before beginning any routing operation, check your bits to _x000D_ make sure that they are clean, relatively free of pitch, and most of all, sharp. _x000D_ If the bit is dull, chipped, is excessively burned or has any other defect, _x000D_ it should be sharpened or replaced before use. 

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_x000D_ Correct _x000D_ collet and collet nut fit

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Most router collets have a recess (groove) that needs to click into a circlip _x000D_ that resides inside the collet nut. Failing to ensure that the collet 'clicked' _x000D_ into the collet nut will cause you to struggle to remove the router bit after tightening. _x000D_ This could cause the collet to break or be removed by a technical repair centre.

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_x000D_ Correct _x000D_ fit inside the collet

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When installing the bit into the collet, do not tighten the collet with the bit _x000D_ 'seated.' Instead, insert the bit until the shank (bit shaft) reaches _x000D_ the bottom of the collet, then ease it out about 2 mm before tightening the collet._x000D_

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When the bit is tightened, there should be no less than  2/3 _x000D_ 's of the length of the shank in the collet. If your bit has a shank that is too _x000D_ short, then the bit should be replaced. 

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Safety gear

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There are a few other safety measures to keep in mind whenever you use your router. _x000D_ First of all, remember to always wear appropriate safety gear as indicated above.

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Correct speed setting

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Second, be sure to set your router to the proper speed for your router bit. _x000D_ Setting your router to an incorrect speed will not only affect the router's performance, _x000D_ but also can cause the bit to break much more easily and even cause bodily harm. _x000D_ The speed at which a router bit turns can be important. The typical router runs _x000D_ at about 22,000 rpm, which is fine for most bits. But as the diameter of the bit _x000D_ increases, you’ll want to slow things down.

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Also, before beginning any routing operation, be certain that you give the router's _x000D_ motor time to come up to full speed for the chosen setting. Beginning to cut before _x000D_ the bit is at full speed can give less than desired results. 

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  • Wear a protective face shield or Safety Glasses to prevent eye and face _x000D_ injury.
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  • Wear ear plugs or ear muffs to protect your hearing.
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  • Use a respirator or dust mask to give protection from dust particles. Wood _x000D_ dust may remain in the air for hours after using power tools.
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  • Always read and follow router operator's manual instructions.
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  • Make sure that router rpm's and the bit selected match.
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  • Dress properly. Wear short sleeves, no loose fitting clothes, proper footwear _x000D_ and no jewellery. Tie back long hair.
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  • _x000D_ UNPLUG!!!!Always _x000D_ be sure the router is unplugged before replacing bits and that the switch is _x000D_ off before connecting the router.
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  • Be sure the router bit has completing stopped spinning before sitting the _x000D_ router down.
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  • Be sure bits, clamps and attachments are secure before starting up.
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  • Keep children, pets and visitors at a safe distance.
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  • Be especially cautious when working small pieces.
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  • _x000D_ Keep _x000D_ hands and fingers away from revolving bits and cutters.
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  • Do not operate routers in moist or wet areas.
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  • Always grip tool tightly and be prepared at start-up to resist the motor _x000D_ torque.
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  • Learn the sound of your router and shut it off at any unfamiliar sounds _x000D_ or irregularities.
    _x000D_ Never start the router with the bit in contact with the material.
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  • Always feed in the proper direction, against the direction of bit rotation.
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  • Maintain equipment. Replace worn parts, discard worn-out bits and check _x000D_ router periodically. Clean parts with appropriate solvents.
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  • _x000D_ Don't _x000D_ operate a tool if you are tired or under the influence of medication, drugs, _x000D_ alcohol or while smoking.
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  • Check wood for nails, screws or loose knots before routing.
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  • Keep your mind on your work, avoid distractions, work at a comfortable pace _x000D_ and stop before you get tired.
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Do a dry run

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  • Place the router on the final work surface and test you cut by moving the _x000D_ router over the whole are to cut with THE ROUTER SWITCHED OFF
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  • Never met anyone with spare fingers - SAFETY
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