1/8 inch Shank Router Bits Where to Buy?

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Forum topic by DIYWaterDog posted 04-16-2017 03:12 AM 757 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2017 03:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: router bit 18 shank dremel sign making

Hey Folks!

So, I have just started dabbling in routing with a Dremel tool and Bosch Colt 1hp router. My purpose for now is making engraved signs for fun.

I am a total newbie who has bought some budget bit sets from Amazon to experiment with before investing in better quality bits.

Where would I buy 1/8 inch shank bits to fit my Dremel? Seems like a hard product to find.

Are there 1/4 inch shank bits that would allow me to do very fine engraving with the Bosch Colt? If so, what do you recommend to buy. Guessing I should be using straight bits.

So far I have only used some round over bits for outside edges and straight bits for inside plunge type routing. I believe I made dull the dremel straight bit with my first project. It really was a lot of routing for my first try.

Thanks for your help.


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#1 posted 04-16-2017 03:16 AM

Search ebay for 1/8th router bits. I just got another set of them a month ago.

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#2 posted 04-16-2017 04:40 AM

I thought every rotary bit Dremel sold was 1/8”. That’s all I have anyway.

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#3 posted 04-16-2017 04:49 AM

Dremel Accessories - Routing & Drilling

Figure out which ones you need then google the bit # to find the best prices.


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#4 posted 04-16-2017 05:32 AM

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#5 posted 04-16-2017 05:50 AM

check out jewelers supply houses. They typically stock more variety than you’ll find at the big-box stores, and as well a lot of the more obscure Foredom accessories

I think Rio Grande is a major supplier south of the border.


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#6 posted 04-16-2017 06:46 AM

Thanks All for your guidance.

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#7 posted 04-16-2017 06:47 AM

Hundreds of choices on Amazon…

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#8 posted 04-16-2017 03:05 PM

Try Lee Valley

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#9 posted 04-16-2017 08:40 PM

Check dental supply dealers. I believe the dental bits they use have 1/8” shanks or 3/32” shanks which Dremel has a collet for. You could also contact your friendly neighborhood dentist for old bits they would just dispose of.

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#10 posted 04-16-2017 09:24 PM

Dental supply is great for bits, just not the router bits he’s looking for.

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