Introducing the Rotary Tool 1/4 in. Straight Routing Bit. This bit is an ideal solution for use on wood and plastic. Use this bit on high speeds for harder materials, and lower speeds for softer materials. This accessory offers universal fitment and is compatible with any rotary tool including Dremel. Expand your hobby and maker capabilities with this RYOBI accessory.
Ideal for Use on Wood and Plastic
High Speeds on Harder Material and Low Speeds on Softer Material
Maybe you can, but then again maybe you can’t. Cutting a straight groove with a rotary tool (your choice of brand) is a lot easier using a very sharp and precise router bit. I do small creative projects with wood stock making shadow boxes and the like in my shop. For rabbiting and edge contours the larger high speed routers are usually too rough on the delicate materials. The HD Seeds program was offering Ryobi’s straight router bit A90RT01 for evaluation, so I chose to add this one to the list. The bit does fit a rotary tool with appropriate collet in the chuck. It is rated at 35,000 RPM maximum for wood materials. The shaft is a little bit longer than 1 ½” and appears to be manufactured as a single piece. I used it with a router accessory with a fence guide unit on the rotary tool to drop a precise 1/4 “along a board. There was no noted strain on the motor as the bit easily glided along the path discarding chips away from the cut. I found no manufacturing flaws with the bit and do recommend it for the hobbyist. This product is manufactured in U.S.A.
This ¼ inch straight routing bit does exactly what it is supposed to do. It fits perfect in a Dremel clone. In this case we are using a Craftsman Dremel clone, which is mounted in Dremel plunge router attachment, which is holding the Ryobi ¼ inch routing bit. We mix and match our tool brands in our shop as necessary to get the job done.
The pics show us cutting a ¼ slot in a pine board for use in one of our wood projects. In this case we were holding the router bit, in the Craftsman Dremel clone, in the plunge router jig; so we could get a uniform depth.
I bought this for use with a CNC router and haven't had the chance to use it yet. I just got it a few days ago and unpacked it, and it's really sharp out of the box so I'm excited to try it to see what it can do. Ryobi has always been a solid brand for me so I'm confident this bit will perform as expected for me as well. Looking forward to using it on softwoods as well as some hardwoods such as maple and walnut.