What are chamfer and V-groove

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  Different varieties of V-groove router cutters  

These router cutters have V-shaped bodies of different angles. They're designed to produce V-shaped grooves, chamfers, and bevels for a wide range of applications. 

 
         
 

Design

 
  Image showing that V-groove cutters can have one, two or three flutes  

Flutes

Chamfer and V-groove cutters can have one, two or three flutes. For more information, see: 

 

For more information, see:  Trend router cutters flutes

 
         
  Image showing that all V-groove router cutters have cutting edges that extend to the tip of the bit, and all therefore have the bottom cut facility  

Bottom cut

Some models have cutting edges that extend to the tip of the cutter, allowing them to be used in a plunge router to cut into the surface of materials.

 
         
  Image showing that chamfer cutters are not bottom cut  

Self-guided cutters can not be used to plunge, or bottom cut, as they are designed for edge-forming rather than plunge-cutting applications.

 
         
  Types of guide that can be used with V-groove router cutters  

Guides

Chamfer and V-groove router cutters that do not have a guide pin or guide bearing require a side fence, back fence, or other device to guide them, though they can also be used freehand for some specialist applications. 

 
         
  A chamfer router cutter with a bearing guide attached to the tip  

Cutters that have a guide attached are often referred to as self-guided. This guide is most often a bearing guide that's attached at the tip, although cutters with tip-mounted pin guides and shank mounted bearing guides are also available. 

 
         
 

Applicationsbuy chamfer and v groove router cutters

 
  Comparison of standard V-groove router cutters and engravers  

There are four main types of Chamfer and V-groove cutters: chamfer cutters, bevel cutters, V-groove cutters and engravers, so each type is usually used for slightly different applications. Common applications for these cutters includes: 

 
         
  V-Shaped Grooves cut with a v-groove router cutter from Wonkee Donkee Trend UK  

V-shaped groove

A V-groove bit, as the name suggests, can be used to make V-bottomed grooves in the surface of materials. Chamfer and V-groove cutters that don't have tip-mounted guides have the bottom cut facility, so they're suited to general purpose V-grooving tasks. 

 
         
  Plunge-cut with a v-groove router cutter  

Plunge-cut

Most V-groove bits can be used to plunge-cut (cut into the material from above) as they have a pointed tip.

 

Please note: Plunge-cutting should only be done with a plunge router.

 
         
  Engraving with a v-groove router cutter  

Engraving or lettering

By making very shallow cuts with a V-groove bit, you can complete very delicate applications such as engraving or lettering. This can be done free-hand or with the aid of a template. CraftPro engravers have three flutes for a clean cut with a fine V-groove point. The Professional TCT engravers are solid carbide for extra long life.  

 
         
  Chamfer cut with a v-groove router cutter  

Chamfer cut

With the aid of a fence - a kind of guide rail that keeps the router parallel to edge of the workpiece as it moves along - you can use a V-groove bit to angle the edge of materials. This is known as a chamfer cut. A cutter with a guide will allow you to make a chamfer cut without the aid of a fence. These bits are referred to as chamfer bits. When working, the non-cutting guide rides along the edge of the material, keeping the router bit cutting at a consistent depth throughout.

 
         
 

Ranges

Chamfer and V-groove router cutters are available in the following Trend ranges:

 
   
         
  The TREND Professional TCT router cutter range    
         
  The TREND Trade router cutter range    
         
  The TREND Craft Pro router cutter range    
         
  The TREND Replacement Tip router cutter range    
         
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