I've a set of router bits that has a couple bits I don't know the use
or purpose of. What is a Core Box and Panel Pilot bits do and
how are they used? The Core Box looks like a small Cove bit.
The Panel Pilot bit is pointed with two small cutting edges flush
with the shaft.
The core box is generally used for round bottom grooves. I recently made a
chalkboard. For the chalk holder, I routed grooves in the tray with a
corebox bit. The panel pilot bit is used when cutting a hole such as for an
outlet box in paneling. The point on the bit allows you to drill through the
panel without having to have a starting hole.
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