Which router for bevel?
What is a bevel router bit?
Chamfer Router Bits Chamfer bits are used to cut a beveled edge on the profile. They can also be used to create angled edges for constructing boxes. For a 4-sided box, use a 45 degree chamfer bit. For a 6 sided box, use a 30 degree chamfer bit and for an 8 sided box use a 22 1/2 degree chamfer bit.
Can a router cut 45 degree angle?
That’s not a problem. You can go to a Home Depot or Lowe’s or any place that sells router bits & pick up a 45º chamfer bit that has a bearing mounted on it. You can get this bit with a 1/4″ or 1/2″ shank. Make sure your router can handle a 1/2″ if you buy the larger shank.
Can you use a plunge router for edges?
Fixed-base and plunge routers work fine for decorative edge cuts. To make cuts in the interior of a surface, such as keyhole slots or mortises, you’ll need a plunge router. Kits are available that allow you to switch a router motor between fixed and plunge bases.
What’s the difference between a bevel and a chamfer?
A chamfer is technically a type of bevel, but the difference between the two is that a bevel is an edge that is sloped and a chamfer is an edge that connects two surfaces at a 45-degree angle, while a bevel’s slope can be any angle except 90 or 45 degrees.