Tool Test – Infinity Router Bit Set

From February 2007 Popular Woodworking

How do you accurately test a seven-piece professional set of Infinity router bits?
Let’s face it, you could spend months in the shop trying to accomplish such a feat by using them day in and day out while building several projects and studying their performance along the way. I didn’t have that kind of time, so I applied some standard tests to check the precision of the manufacturing.

I used micrometers to check the various steps in the rabbet combination bit, to check the diameter of the bearing in relation to the cut on the flush trim bit and to the cut of the 3/4″ pattern bit. I moulded a piece of hardwood with the 1/2″-radius roundover bit in a hand-held router, and with the 1/2″ cove bit in the router table in order to check for a matching fit and determine if they could be used for a drop-leaf profile. I found that they all worked superbly under shop conditions.

But the true test of a packaged set is: Are these bits the ones most often used in a professional woodworking shop or that most woodworkers would use in their shops? Or, did they select a few usable bits and finish out the set with less-than-desirable contents? No, this is a useful set.

Each of these bit profiles has been a workhorse in my  shop during the past 12 years. I’ve used them all and I find myself using at least one during each of my woodworking projects. This is a nicely assembled selection of router bits for use in your shop and these bits also have 1/2″ shanks for added strength and durability.

, Glen D. Huey

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