The 10 Best Router Bit Sets
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in October of 2017. Most woodworkers understand how much a reliable router bit can add to a carpentry project, and owning a top-quality set with a range of useful pieces can make a huge difference in your finished products. One of these comprehensive sets can introduce you to new kinds of cuts you might otherwise have neglected. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best router bit set on Amazon.
June 18, 2019:
At the top of our list is the Freud 91-100, which is available from an industry leader known for its quality woodworking pieces and lifetime warranties. The 13 bits come in a unique shadow box case that can either be hung on your workshop wall or mounted on the bench. These versatile tools are great for use with composition materials, plywoods, hardwoods, and softwoods. They can be used with either hand-held or table-mounted routers. Freud operates six manufacturing facilities in Western Europe and oversees the entire process from start to finish. These cutters are made with 1/2-inch shanks, which many woodworkers prefer, since they tend to produce less vibration and a smoother finished product than their thinner, 1/4-inch counterparts do.
Added to the selection in this update is the Skil 91030, which features 30 pieces made with commonly used profiles, so you’ll be well equipped to form precise straight and curved edges, as well as those that join two workpieces together. The carbide-tipped bits provide high performance and speed. Leaving the list is the ABN Tungsten Carbide, due to concerns with availability.
No matter which you ultimately choose, be sure to follow safe woodworking practices when operating a router, including wearing a dust mask and eye and ear protection. Keep your hands, clothes, and hair away from the blades, and turn off the machine’s power when you’re making adjustments to it. Keep it unplugged when it’s not in use.
October 19, 2018:
Removed a couple slightly overpriced items nearly identical to others on the list. Added entry-level and mid-range Stalwart products for home craftsmen, clarified the CMT's professional quality and also cost.