The 6 Best Bullnose Router Bits
This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in January of 2019. When you’re rounding out the edges of furniture or countertops, a bullnose router bit will help you achieve smooth, attractive results. Made with tough carbide blades, these small, but mighty, tools are designed for use on a range of materials, including wood, granite, and concrete. Here we list various choices in different sizes and shapes, so you’re sure to find one that meets your needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
April 22, 2019:
When you’re shopping for a sturdy bullnose router bit, you can’t go wrong with either the Freud 85-605 or the Whiteside 1436, as both are made by highly reputable manufacturers (in Italy and the U.S., respectively), and both are strong enough to handle a wide range of surface materials.
For the most bang for your buck, consider the Yonico 5-piece set, featured here, which offers bullnose sizes ranging from 1/4- to 3/4-inch in diameter, and they can be purchased with either 1/4- or 1/2-inch-thick shanks. They come in a handy storage box, to help keep your workbench neat and tidy. For a model that’s sharp and rugged enough to be used on concrete, check out the Damo Diamond, which is for use with a grinder and is ideal for cutting a demi-nose into many types of workpieces.
Whichever choice you ultimately select, for safety’s sake, always wear eye and ear protection, as well as a dust mask, when doing woodworking. Also, be sure to unplug your router when changing bits or making adjustments to your setup, as well as when it’s not in use.