How to select a starter set of router bits

Learn how to get started routing with bits for routing decorative profiles on edges.

If you’re just getting started routing, the huge selection of bits can leave you make it hard to decide which you should buy first. Here are four we recommend you pick up first for DIY and woodworking projects. You’ll use these four bits over and over again, plus they’re easy to use because all of them have guide bearings that give you great control—even if you’re new to using a router.