Router Bit Basics

Written by Kaitlin Carruth

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High Speed Steel (HSS) bits have been around longer but are not as readily available asrepparttar carbide bits. An HSS router bit is not as expensive but will dull fairly quickly. The HSS router bit is more suited for occasional work while a carbide router bit is meant for greater use, lasting 20 times longer thanrepparttar 142008 HSS router bit.

How to Take Care of Router Bits

To keep your router bit set in good shape, you will want to do small amounts of cutting at a time. This not only keeps you away from overheating, but will also extendrepparttar 142009 life ofrepparttar 142010 router bit. Always userepparttar 142011 shortest and widest bit possible for your project. This will again prevent overheating and will also avoid chattering.

Always keep your router bits clean and free from pitch and in good condition to avoid dulling. Remove any pitch and tar fromrepparttar 142012 router bit (if not removed, it will causerepparttar 142013 bit to unevenly bounce onrepparttar 142014 surface). Commercial bit cleaner can be used to remove pitch and tar; however, a scrap piece of wood will usually dorepparttar 142015 trick. This will help keep your router bits in good working order.

The parts of a router bit,repparttar 142016 types of bits,repparttar 142017 difference between HSS bits and carbide bits, andrepparttar 142018 proper care of router bits are all important concepts to understand when selecting your own router bit set. This basic knowledge will help you know what you need in a router bit set and how to use it properly.

Kaitlin Carruth is a client account specialist with 10x Marketing - More Visitors. More Buyers. More Revenue. For more information about router bits, please visit Tool America


I Need What Part?

Written by Henry Morgan

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4) Fitting: No, not a “dry” run of putting allrepparttar parts together to see if they “fit”, also included here to point out another bunch of terms to look-up. …Any pipe part used to join together two sections of pipe, such as elbows, couplings, bushings, bends, wyes, etc.

5) Flow Rate: Wrong…how highrepparttar 141970 water spouts out ofrepparttar 141971 tap whenrepparttar 141972 handle breaks off andrepparttar 141973 water is still turned on. …Rating in gallons per minute (GPM) or gallons per hour. (GPH)

6) Nipple: Again..this is NOT anatomy …A short length of pipe installed between couplings or other fittings.

7) O-Ring: Has absolutely nothing to do with a Space Shuttle although they serve a slightly similar purpose. …It is a round rubber washer used to create a water tight seal, chiefly around valve stems.

8) Snake; All I could envision here was a real sake put intorepparttar 141974 toilet to “eat” anything in its path onrepparttar 141975 way torepparttar 141976 septic tank, thenrepparttar 141977 screams ofrepparttar 141978 next person “using”repparttar 141979 toilet whenrepparttar 141980 snake returns. …A long, highly flexible metal wire or coil used for cleaning drains. Also called plumber's snake.

9) Stillson Wrench: Not a hat that looks like a pipe wrench. …It is a large L shaped pipe wrench. It has jaws that are adjustable and will tighten as pressure onrepparttar 141981 handle is increased. It is also known as a pipe wrench.

10) Teflon Tape: Not a how to video of plumbing projects involving plastics. …A fluorocarbon polymer with non-sticking properties used to wrap pipe threads to seal a joint.

11) Yoke: This is not a funny story by a Swedish plumber. …Usually a brass casting that holds bothrepparttar 141982 hot and cold valves andrepparttar 141983 mixing chamber forrepparttar 141984 water.

If you have a plumbing problem and are not sure about how plumbing works, this is not a time to experiment. Take it from personal experience,repparttar 141985 disasters you can create are not worthrepparttar 141986 need to say “humph who needs a plumber..I can fix this!” Do yourself a BIG favor and consult a plumber. If it is a small job that you can confidently fix yourself I have but one piece of advice to give…shut offrepparttar 141987 water first!!!!!!!

...and that is about it except for these final words that my late father always said:

A good flush beats a full house every time.

Henry Morgan is a computer technician who spends his spare time doing odd jobs as the community "Mr Fix It" He is sponsoring this site:

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