[WEEKLY TECH TIPS] What is the main use of a flush trim bit?
Flush-trim router bits have a pilot bearing that guides the bit during cutting. The pilot bearing is the same size as the bit’s cutting radius so that flush-trim bits can be used to trim the edge of one material so that it is flush with that of another. Examples of this bit in use include trimming a veneered surface to sit flush with an underlying layer or trim shelf edging.
The perfect bits for template routing, the Top & Bottom Bearing Flush Trim Bits allow you to choose the cutting direction that best suits your project or workpiece. Ideal for pattern work, these bits are also good for routing laminated tops and general flush trim routing. Use either the top or the bottom bearing for precise flush trim results. Use in hand-held or table-mounted routers.
When you choose a router, you need to pay attention to the difference between a router and a trim router. Essentially, the main difference between a regular router and a trim router is the size. A trim router is essentially a smaller and lightweight version of a standard router. The compact and lightweight design of the former means you can hold it with a single hand, which you might not do with most regular routers.