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Whiteside Quirk Bead Router Bit

Whiteside Quirk Bead Router Bit
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Whiteside Quirk Bead Router Bit

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Whiteside Quirk Bead Router Bit

Quirk Bead Profile
Figure A

Whiteside calls this an Edge Beading bit. We think that's a bit vague and prefer to use the more precise term Quirk Bead. Quirk Bead (or quirkbead) has been used to describe this form since it was made with a molding plane.

Simply put, a quirk bead is a full round bead with a narrow vertical groove separating the bead from the surface it decorates.

A quirk bead traditionally blends smoothly into the edge of the board, but you can create an additional reveal on the edge of your board by increasing the depth of cut of your router. (See Figure A.)

Whiteside Quirk Bead Router Bit

Shank Carbide
OAL HW # Whiteside # Price  
1/8" 1/4" 9/16" 7/8" 2" 108479 3240
1/8" 1/2" 9/16" 7/8" 2-1/4" 102218 3242
1/4" 1/4" 9/16" 7/8" 2" 102416 3244
1/4" 1/2" 9/16" 7/8" 2-1/4" 102219 3246
5/16" 1/4" 5/8" 1" 2-1/4" 108480 3248
5/16" 1/2" 5/8" 1" 2-1/4" 102220 3250
3/8" 1/4" 3/4" 1-1/16" 2-1/4" 108481 3252
3/8" 1/2" 3/4" 1-1/16" 2-1/2" 102221 3254
1/2" 1/4" 3/4" 1-1/16" 2-1/4" 108482 3256
1/2" 1/2" 3/4" 1-1/16" 2-1/2" 102253 3258
5/8" 1/2" 1" 1-3/8" 2-5/8" 102290 3260
3/4" 1/2" 1-1/8" 1-1/2" 3" 102254 3262
All bits use a 3/16" ID x 1/2" OD bearing.
OAL = Over All Length

About Whiteside

Whiteside Machine Company was founded in 1970 in Bill Whiteside's basement where he supplied tooling to NC's huge furniture making industry. Whiteside is still family-owned but has now grown to occupy a 40,000 square foot factory in Claremont, NC.

Whiteside offers a full range of router bits. Their rigid quality control and precision manufacturing techniques have repeatedly resulted in highest ratings in Fine Woodworking magazine tool reviews.

In the years that we've sold Whiteside router bits, we've experienced the company's commitment to excellent quality and superb customer service. We think you'll be pleased each time you use these fine tools in your shop.

We toured the Whiteside factory in Episode 1 of The Highland Woodworker. Watch the whole episode or just the factory tour (about 6:30).

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This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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