What are edge moulding

router cutters?

         
         
  edge moulding cutters  
         
         
  Examples of different types of edge moulding router cutter  

Edge moulding router cutters are used to create intricate profiles on the edges of materials.

 

They can be used alone or combined to produce an endless number of different profiles. 

 
         
  Edge moulding cutters should be used with a router table  

Edge moulding router cutters should be used when the router is mounted in a router table rather than when it's being used as a hand-held router

 
         
 

Design

 
  A two-fluted edge moulding router cutter  

Flutes

Most edge moulding router cutters have two flutes and so should produce a reasonably clean finish in materials.

 
         
  Image to show that edge moulding router cutters do not usually have the bottom cut facility  

Bottom cut

Edge moulding router cutters do not typically have the bottom cut facility, as they are designed for shaping the edge of materials, rather than plunging into the surface. 

 
         
  Image showing that edge moulding router cutters usually have a pin or bearing guide  

Guides

Most edge moulding router cutters have a pin or ball bearing guide located beneath their cutting edges. 

 
         
 

Applications

Below are some of the most common applications in which edge moulding router cutters are used.edge moulding cutters

 
   
         
  Wooden strips shaped with an edge moulding router cutter  

Creating custom mouldings

Edge moulding router cutters are most commonly used to create custom mouldings. 

 

There are several different types of moulding, include crown, chair rail, architrave and skirting board, and various router cutters suited to each type.

 
         
  Decorative edges created on cabinets, tables and bookcases by an edge moulding router cutter  

Restoring or decorating furniture

Moulding cutters are also used to add decorative profiles to items such as cabinets, tables and bookcases.

 

They are often used when restoring older items of furniture, or when designing new pieces in earlier ‘period’ styles. 

 
         
  A wooden clock frame that has been shaped with an edge moulding router cutter  

Framing

Edge moulding cutters are often used to rout decorative frames for pictures, clocks, mirrors and plaques.

 
         
 

Ranges

Edge moulding router cutters are available in the following Trend range:

 
   
         
  The TREND Professional TCT router cutter range    
         
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