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Mitre lock router cutter sizes

 
 

Mitre corner router cutters are most often sized according to the following dimensions:

 
 

Shank diameter of mitre corner cutters

 
  Diagram showing how to measure the diameter of the shank on a mitre corner router cutter  

The shank diameter is measured across the centre of the shank from any point on its circumference.

 

Mitre corner cutters are available with ½" (12.7mm) shank diameters only.

 
         
 

Diameter of mitre corner cutters

 
  Diagram of how to measure the diameter of a mitre corner router cutter  

This is the maximum width of the router cutter, and is measured from the outermost point of the cutting edges through the centre of the bit. 

 

Mitre corner router cutters have diameters ranging from 35mm (1⅜") and 51.3mm (2 1/64").

 
         
 

Cutting edges of mitre corner cutters

 
  Diagram showing how to measure the length of the cutting edge on a mitre corner router cutter  

Length

This is the maximum length of the cutting edge of the router cutter. It is measured from the top of the cutting edge to the bottom.

 

Mitre corner router cutting edge lengths range from 23mm (29/32") to 25mm (1").

 
         
  Diagram showing how to measure the angle of the cutting edge on a mitre corner router cutter  

Angle

This is the angle of the cutting edges in relation to the horizontal plane.

 

Mitre corner cutters have angles of 45 degrees. 

 
         
 

Material thicknessmitre corner

 
  A plank of wood between 15 and 18mm thick, the ideal dimensions for use with a mitre corner router cutter  

This is the thickness of material that a cutter can be used in. 

 

Mitre corner router cutters are designed for use in materials of between 15mm (19/32") and 18mm (45/64") thick.

 
         

Mitre lock router cutter sizes

         
 

Mitre lock router cutters are most often sized according to the following dimensions:

 
 

Shank diameter of mitre lock cutters

 
  Diagram showing how to measure the diameter of the shank of a mitre lock router cutter  

The shank diameter is measured across the centre of the shank from any point on its circumference.

 

Mitre lock cutters are available with ¼" (6.35mm) and ½" (12.7mm) shank diameters.

 
         
 

Overall length of mitre lock cutters

 
  Diagram showing how to measure the overall length of a mitre lock router cutter  

The overall length of a cutter is measured from the top of the shank to the bottom of the cutting edges or guide (if there is one).

 

Mitre lock cutters range in length from 54.5mm (2 9/64") to 69.5mm (2 45/64")

 
         
 

Diameter of mitre lock cutters

 
  Diagram showing how to measure the diameter of a mitre lock router cutter  

This is the maximum width of the router cutter, and is measured from the outermost point of the cutting edges through the centre of the bit. 

 

Mitre lock router cutters have diameters ranging from 42mm (1⅝")  to 68mm (2 11/16").

 
         
 

Cutting edges of mitre lock cutters

mitre corner router cutters
 
  Diagram showing how to measure the length of the cutting edge on a mitre lock router cutter  

Length

This is the maximum length of the full cutting edge of the router cutter. It is measured from the top of the cutting edge to the bottom.

 

Mitre lock router cutting edge lengths range from 12.7mm (½") to 30mm (1 3/16"). 

 
         
  Diagram showing how to measure the cutting edge angle of a mitre lock router cutter  

Angle

This is the angle of the cutting edges in relation to the horizontal plane.

 

Mitre lock cutters have angles of 45 degrees. 

 
         
 

Material thickness

 
  A plank of wood of the right size to be used with a mitre lock router cutter  

This is the thickness of material that a cutter can be used in. 

 

There are mitre lock router cutters for use in boards of between 8 and 12mm (5/16 and 15/32") and 15 and 25mm (19/32 and 1") in thickness. 

 
         
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