- Guide to Cabinetry Bits
- Whiteside USA
Whiteside Raised Panel bits profile and taper the front side of the work-piece to fit the groove of a rail and stile. The carbide tipped flutes are guided by a replaceable bearing, for accurate depth of cut, even when following an arched or contoured panel.
Bits are designed to work with panels between 5/8 and 3/4 inch thick when cutting a 1/4" tongue. (FYI: Whiteside full size rail and stile sets, cut a 1/4" Groove - plywood rail and stile sets cut 7/32")
Raised Panels have been profiled with rotary cutters for over a century. Keep up the tradition and improve your surface finish with a Whiteside raised panel router bit.
Whiteside Router bits are Made in the USA.
Cabinet making bits and sets are designed to complete many of the most common tasks associated with frame and panel construction.
A Raised Panel bit is simply an edge profile cutter designed to cut a decorative reveal around the perimeter of a panel, and thin the edge into a tongue that will fit into the rail and stile of the frame.
Rail and Stile sets consist of two bits for shaping and joining the vertical (stile) and horizontal (rail) of traditional frame and panel doors and cabinets. A pair of matched cutters ensures that the rail and stile fit perfectly and snugly together.
Undersized plywood bits are a useful tool for cutting dado’s and slots to fit common sheet goods.
For replacement bearings or bearing sets check out our router bit accessories.
For over 30 years Whiteside Machine Company has manufactured best quality router-bits and we are proud to offer an exceptionally wide selection of their catalog. Combine them with your Festool router, or router table and you have a professional quality solution not only for shaping, but for joinery, grooving, copying templates, and even making the kid a custom set of wooden train tracks. All Whiteside router bits are made in the USA, but their' commitment to domestic production goes beyond just bits. Whiteside uses American made grinding wheels in their machine shop, and packages their bits in American made plastic sleeves and cases.
Flag waving aside, the real reason to purchase a Whiteside router-bit is because the hands down top quality of their product. Their router bits feature innovations such as concave ground cutting edges, who's sole purpose is to improve product quality, not simplify a production process, or shave a few cents per bit in manufacturing cost. Whiteside is a company who would rather build their own proprietary machinery, than settle for what's available, and with over 200 years of collective experience in their grinding room alone, they have the chops to pull it off. What that means for your woodworking is not having to worry about endlessly sanding out machine marks. It means not having to worry that a pre-maturely dull bit will tear out the grain. It means you can push your bit through the wood with the confidence of knowing that the folks who made your router bit cared as much about their product, as you care about yours.
Whiteside Machine is a family owned and operated business, their router-bits are made in Claremont, North Carolina USA.
Fine Wood Working had this to say about Whiteside in their May June 2007 Router-bit review: "At the end of the day, the Whiteside and the Eagle bits had risen to the top of the mix, tying for the highest score. Lee Valley had the second-highest score, followed by Southeast and Woodtek in a tie for third. By the way, Whiteside also had the best bit when we reviewed straight bits in our August 1999 issue (FWW #137). We named the Eagle and Whiteside bits best overall. And, since the Whiteside had one of the lowest prices of the top bits, we also named it best value."