The UK market is set to receive the latest development in router tool technology with the new GEN2 acrylic routing tools. Developed by Crown Norge and available from LKH Tools in the UK, these new tools have been rigorously tested on multiple machines across the UK and Europe. The tools, manufactured in Switzerland from the highest European grade carbide are of the usual exceptional highest quality already associated with Crown Norge tooling.
The new, improved geometry and design allows for up to 10mm clear acrylic to be cut in a single pass and achieve near polished results. This is without the need for a finishing or polishing pass and is compatible even with the most basic of machines running at spindle speeds as low as 18,000 RPM.
Switching over to these new tools will allow customers to opt for a routed polished edge, which requires no further processing. The advantage for most end users is the elimination of the finishing time taken by the machine for a second pass or hand finishing. Unlike a laser cut edge, the sides are vertical allowing for accurate assembly and positioning if required.
The new sizes are currently available in 3mm, 4mm and 6mm diameters on a 6mm shank, with the option to cut up to 20mm thick clear acrylic. Balanced versions for 40-60,000 RPM spindles are also available.