- Edge Profiling: Router bits with different profiles can be used to create decorative edges on wooden boards or panels. Common profiles include round-over, ogee, Roman ogee, and beading.
- Joinery: Router bits are often used for creating precise joinery, such as dovetails, finger joints, and mortise-and-tenon joints. This is particularly useful for cabinetmaking and furniture construction.
- Groove and Dado Cutting: Straight bits in the router bit set can be used to cut grooves and dados for fitting panels, shelves, or other components in woodworking projects.
- Flush Trimming: Flush-trim router bits are useful for trimming the excess material from the edges of one workpiece to match the profile of another. This is common when working with laminates or veneers.
- Chamfering and Beveling: Chamfer bits can be used to create angled edges or bevels on the corners of boards, adding a decorative touch or making edges more comfortable.
- Cove Cutting: Cove router bits are used to cut concave profiles, adding a curved and decorative element to the edges of workpieces.
- Rabbeting: Rabbeting bits are designed to cut a notch or recess along the edge of a material, often used for joining or reinforcing joints.
- Panel Raising: Some router bits are specifically designed for raising panels, commonly used in cabinet doors or other framed panels.
- Round Nose Cutting: Round nose router bits are ideal for creating rounded grooves, slots, or decorative details.