Apply profiles to edges of wood products using a pilot bit. Pilots bits use ball bearings to maintain a straight line while cutting. They do not require the guide or jig used to create cuts with non-pilot bits.
Minimize the chance of splitting or chipping by using a safety bit. These products are especially useful when working with very expensive or delicate pieces. They offer a guard at the edge of the bit that make them safer to use.
Utilize HSS bits for routering plastic or softer pieces of wood. These HSS (High Speed Steel) bits are relatively inexpensive, but are not as strong as other options.
Use bits with a carbide tip for projects that will take a long time, or for pieces of hardwood. While carbide is more expensive, it will last longer and stand up better on tougher projects.
Cut dovetail grooves using a dovetail bit. Dovetails are commonly used for connecting two pieces of wood, while maintaining a clean appearance.
Install cabinet hardware by using bits made for door pulls or cabinets. These bits can create holes or grooves for installing hardware or pulls.