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How to select the proper bit length
When choosing a bit for a particular job, select one with a Cutting Edge Length that is as short as possible, but still long enough to go all the way through the material. This will minimize vibration and enable faster cuts with better edge finishes.







 

 


Gerber Platinum Bits

Our premium series of routing bits are optimized for your specific application. These competitively priced bits cut cleaner, faster, quieter, and last longer. These high performance bits can be used with all Gerber routers and engravers, as well as with other routers systems. 
Made from high-quality sub-micrograin carbide, these bits are fashioned using a unique geometry. This reduces the need to change tools when routing a variety of materials requiring the same tool diameter. 



General Purpose - Gerber Platinum


Application Code = GP

Gerber takes the guesswork out of choosing the correct bit. The application code is etched into the shank of the bit, along with the part number for easy identification.

Materials:
Gerber Platinum series is a high performance tool for use with Hard and Soft Plastic, Hard and Soft Woods, Wood and Plastic Composites.

 
 

GP Part No.
(English)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length
P80356A 1/8" 1/16" 1/4"
P79825A 1/4" 1/8" 1/2"
P80300A 1/4" 1/8" 1 1/8"
P79826A 1/4" 3/16" 5/8"
P79827A 1/4" 3/16" 1 1/4"
P79828A 1/4" 1/4" 5/8"
P79829A 1/4" 1/4" 7/8"
P79830A 1/4" 1/4" 1 1/2"
P80301A 3/8" 3/8" 1 1/8"




All Purpose Straight


Application Code = APS
Gerber takes the guesswork out of choosing the correct bit. The application code is etched into the shank of the bit, along with the part number for easy identification.

Materials:
Substrates with thin laminates, Foam boards, clay coated paper & styrene surfaces (Fome-Cor®, Gatorfoam®, Gatorplast®)

 
All Perpose Straight Bits 

APS Part No.
(English)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length
P80336A 1/4" 1/8" 1/2"
P80337A 1/4" 3/16" 5/8"
P80338A 1/4" 1/4" 3/4"
P80339A 1/4" 1/4" 1 1/4"




All Purpose Cleanout


Application Code = APC
Gerber takes the guesswork out of choosing the correct bit. The application code is etched into the shank of the bit, along with the part number for easy identification.

Materials:
Produces a clean bottom finish with a .002" radius inside bottom edge.
HDPE (Polycarve™), Aluminum, Woods, Solid Surface



All Purpose Cleanout Bits 

APC Part No.
(English)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length
P80358A 1/8" 1/8" 1/4"
P80359A 1/4" 1/4" 3/8"
P80360A 3/8" 3/8" 5/8"




Aluminum & Wood


Application Code = AW

Gerber takes the guesswork out of choosing the correct bit. The application code is etched into the shank of the bit, along with the part number for easy identification.

Materials:
Alucobond®, Dibond®, Dilite®, Hardwood, Softwood, Non-Ferrous Metals
(Aluminum, Brass, Copper)



Aluminum and Wood Bits 

AW Part No.
(English)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length
P79820A 1/8" 1/16" 1/4"
P79821A 1/8" 1/8" 1/4"
P79822A 1/4" 3/16" 3/8"
P79823A 1/4" 1/4" 3/8"
P79824A 1/4" 1/4" 3/4"
P80307A 3/8" 3/8" 3/4"




Laminates & Veneers


Application Code = LV

Gerber takes the guesswork out of choosing the correct bit. The application code is etched into the shank of the bit, along with the part number for easy identification.

Materials:
Produces clean top & bottom edges on single & double-sided laminated substrates. Hardwood, Softwood, Wood Composites (MDO, MDF, Plywood, Particle board)

 
Laminate and Veneer Bits 

LV Part No.
(English)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length
P80302A 1/4" 1/8" 3/8"
P80303A 1/4" 3/16" 5/8"
P80304A 1/4" 1/4" 7/8"
P80305A 3/8" 3/8" 7/8"
P80306A 3/8" 3/8" 1 1/8"




Hard Plastic & Foam


Application Code = HPF

Gerber takes the guesswork out of choosing the correct bit. The application code is etched into the shank of the bit, along with the part number for easy identification.

Materials:
Solid Surface (Avonite™, Corian®), Cast Acrylic

 
Hard Plastic and Foam Bits 

HPF Part No.
(English)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length
P80340A 1/4" 1/16" 1/4"
P80347A 1/4" 3/16" 1 1/8"
P80344A 1/4" 1/8" 1/4"
P80341A 1/4" 1/8" 1/2"
P80348A 1/4" 1/8" 1 1/8"
P80345A 1/4" 3/16" 3/8"
P80342A 1/4" 3/16" 5/8"
P80343A 1/4" 1/4" 3/4"
P80346A 1/4" 1/4" 1/2"
P80370A 1/4" 1/4" 1 1/2"




Soft Plastic & Foam


Application Code = SPF

Gerber takes the guesswork out of choosing the correct bit. The application code is etched into the shank of the bit, along with the part number for easy identification.

Materials:
PVC Foam (Celtec®, Trovicel®, Sintra®, Kometex®), HDU (Signfoam®, Precision Board™), Extruded Acrylic, Styrene, Polycarbonate (Lexan®), HDPE (Polycarve™)

 
Soft Plastic and Foam Bits 

SPF Part No.
(English)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length
P80367A 1/4" 1/16" 1/4"
P80363A 1/4" 1/8" 1/4"
P80366A 1/4" 1/8" 1/2"
P80362A 1/4" 3/16" 3/8"
P80365A 1/4" 3/16" 5/8"
P80364A 1/4" 1/4" 3/4"
P80368A 1/4" 1/4" 1 1/2"




Foams (Special Long)


Application Code = F

Gerber takes the guesswork out of choosing the correct bit. The application code is etched into the shank of the bit, along with the part number for easy identification.

Materials:
Specially designed for thick foams and soft plastics from 1-1/4" to 2-1/4".
HDU (Precision Board™, Signfoam®)

 
Foam Bits

F Part No.
(English)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length
P80349A 1/4" 1/4" 1 1/4"
P80350A 1/4" 1/4" 2 1/4"
P80351A 3/8" 3/8" 1 1/2"




3D Modeling


Application Code = 3DM

Gerber takes the guesswork out of choosing the correct bit. The application code is etched into the shank of the bit, along with the part number for easy identification.

Materials:
Ball Nose bit designed for three-dimensional modeling. Advanced grind technology produces a superior cut in plastics, woods composites and aluminum.

 
3D Modeling Bits 

3DM Part No.
(English)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length
P80352A 1/8" 1/8" 1/2"
P80353A 1/4" 3/16" 3/4"
P80355A
3/8"
3/8"
1 1/8"




Folding Tool


Application Code = FT

Gerber takes the guesswork out of choosing the correct bit. The application code is etched into the shank of the bit, along with the part number for easy identification.

Materials:
Carbide tipped specialty bit designed for folding Alucobond®, Dibond®, Dilite®
up to 90-degrees.

 

Folding Tool 

FT Part No.
(English)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length
P80361A 1/4" 1/2" 3/8"




Gerber Gold™ Bits (Traditional)

Gerber Gold routing bits are designed for greater performance and longer tool life. These remarkable routing bits are made from the highest quality micrograin carbide to the tightest tolerances in the industry. They are then coated with titanium nitride to enhance their durability even further. The result is superior edge quality and lower tooling cost. These high performance bits can be used with all Gerber routers/engravers, as well as with other routers, both automated and manual.
 


Two-Flute Spiral Bits


These are the most versatile type of bits and are used for general routing of the following materials. These bits provide excellent chip removal from the cut because of the upward spiral action. They also assure excellent edge quality on these materials.

Hard materials:
Such as plate aluminum, brass, bronze, copper; cast acrylics,
solid surface materials, particle board, plywood, and hardwoods.

Soft materials:
Such as foam boards, PVC (Sintra®, Komatex, Trovicel®, Celtec, etc.)
engraving stock, soft plastics, soft woods, and similar density materials.

 
Two-Flute Spiral Bits

Two-flute Part No.
(English)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length
P50521B 1/8" 1/16" 3/16"
P50525B 1/8" 1/8" 1/4"
P50522B 1/8" 1/8" 1/2"
P50526B 1/4" 3/16" 3/8"
P50523B 1/4" 3/16" 5/8"
P50528B 1/4" 3/16" 1 1/8"
P50527B 1/4" 1/4" 1/2"
P50524B 1/4" 1/4" 3/4"
P50529B 1/4" 1/4" 1 1/2"
P50530B 1/4" 1/4" 2 1/4"
P52819B 1/8" 1/8" 1 1/4"
Two-flute Part No.
(Metric)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length
P52262B 3mm 1.6mm 4.5mm
P50903B 3mm 3mm 6mm
P50902B 3mm 3mm 12mm
P52260B 6mm 4.5mm 9.5mm
P52261B 6mm 4.5mm 16mm
P52259B 6mm 4.5mm 30mm
P50900B 6mm 6mm 12mm
P50901B 6mm 6mm 19mm
P52365B 6mm 6mm 40mm
P52258B 6mm 6mm 55mm





Single-Flute Radial Bits


Unlike the spiral flute bits, these bits have a single straight cutting edge which doesn’t pull up on the work piece. This straight flute allows the bit to “shear” the chip off at the top edge of the material being cut without leaving a burr. However, the chip extraction will not be as good as a spiral bit.

Materials:
These bits are ideal for cutting sheet aluminum and brass with a thickness of .060" (1.5mm) and less, as well as soft woods and soft alloy aluminum.

 
Single-Flute Radial Bits

Two-flute Part No.
(English)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length
P50533B 1/4" 3/16" 5/8"
P50534B 1/4" 1/4" 3/4"
P50535B 1/4" 1/4" 1 1/2"
Two-flute Part No.
(Metric)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length
P52256B 6mm 3mm 12mm
P52255B 6mm 4.5mm 16mm
P52254B 6mm 6mm 19mm
P52253B 6mm 6mm 40mm





Three-Flute Spiral Tapered Bits


Tapered bits give you an angle on the edge of the material being cut. As a result, these bits are excellent for cutting vacuum form molds. Also, when you want something other than a straight edge for special applications, these bits can be used to create a "halo" effect without adding any additional cost.

Hard materials:
Such as plate aluminum, brass, bronze, copper; cast acrylics,
solid surface materials, particle board, plywood, and hardwoods.

Soft materials:
Such as foam boards, PVC (Sintra®, Komatex, Trovicel®, Celtec, etc.)
engraving stock, soft plastics, soft woods, and similar density materials.

 
Three-Flute Spiral Tapered Bits

Two-flute Part No.
(English)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length Angle
°
P50531B 1/4" 1/8" 1/2"
P50643B 1/4" 1/8" 1"
Two-flute Part No.
(Metric)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Cutting Edge Length Angle
°
P52257B 6mm 3mm 12mm
P52252B 6mm 3mm 25mm




Gerber Carving Bits

Gerber V-cutting carbide bits deliver superb cut quality, maximum cutting efficiency, and the longest possible tool life. These specifically designed tools are produced within extremely tight manufacturing tolerances, ensuring the level of accuracy essential to the automated carving process.
 

Auto-Carve™ 3D Carving Bits 

Gerber V-cutting carbide bits deliver superb cut quality, maximum cutting efficiency, and the longest possible tool life. These bits create the precise beveled cuts, graceful slopes, and curves that characterize traditional hand-carved signs.

 

Design considerations that impact tool selection:

For Small, Intricate Graphics With Thin Stroke Widths: Choose a tool with a steep angle, such as the 90° tool.

For Large Graphics With Wide Stroke Widths: Choose a tool with a more shallow angle, such as the 150° tool.

 
Auto-Carve 3D Carving Bits

Auto-Carve 3D Carving Bits Part No.
(English)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Angle
°
P56371A 1/4" 1 1/4" 90°
P56372A 1/4" 1 1/4" 100°
P56373A 1/4" 1 1/4" 110°
P56374A 1/4" 1 1/4" 120°
P56375A 1/4" 1 1/4" 130°
P56376A 1/4" 1 1/4" 140°
P56377A 1/4" 1 1/4" 150°
Auto-Carve 3D Carving Bits Part No.
(Metric)
Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter Angle
°
P56425A 6mm 32mm 90°
P56426A 6mm 32mm 100°
P56427A 6mm 32mm 110°
P56428A 6mm 32mm 120°
P56429A 6mm 32mm 130°
P56430A 6mm 32mm 140°
P56431A 6mm 32mm 150°



 
   

Gerber Engraving Bits

Gerber offers high quality, long and short type industry standard engraving bits. Designed to give excellent results with Gerber equipment, they also work with other routers/engravers. Gerber engraving bits are ideal for applications using ROWMARK®, acrylic, polycarbonate, and other plastic materials.
 

Engraving Bits (Long Type)


These bits are for top-loading engraving spindlers.

Use with Gerber Engraver Options.

Materials:
Gerber engraving bits are ideal for applications using ROWMARK®, acrylic, polycarbonate, and other plastic materials.

 

Long-Type Engraving Bits

Engraving Bits Part No. (English) Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter
P47767A 1/4" .010"
P47769A 1/4" .020"
P47771A 1/4" .030"
P47775A 1/4" .060"
P47777A 1/4" .090"
Engraving Bits Part No. (Metric) Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter
P50541A 6mm .25mm
P50542A 6mm .50mm
P50653A 6mm .75mm
P50652A 6mm 1.50mm
P50543A 6mm 2.50mm




Engraving Bits (Short Type)


These bits are for bottom-loading collet systems.

Use with Router Motor or High Frequency Spindle Option.

Materials:
Gerber engraving bits are ideal for applications using ROWMARK®, acrylic, polycarbonate, and other plastic materials.

 
Short-Type Engraving Bits

Engraving bits Part No. (English) Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter
P50536A 1/4" .010"
P50537A 1/4" .020"
P50538A 1/4" .030"
P50539A 1/4" .060"
P50540A 1/4" .090"
Engraving Bits Part No. (Metric) Shank Diameter Cutting Diameter
P50544A 6mm .25mm
P50545A 6mm .50mm
P50546A 6mm .75mm
P50547A 6mm 1.50mm
P50548A 6mm 2.50mm



Gerber ADA Compliance Bits

Get the most from your routing system with our complete line of ADA-ready engraving bits. These bits are used to create ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant signs.
The Long Type for use with DIMENSION 200™ and SABRE™ engraver options. The Short Type has the same tip geometry as the Long Type, but are cut shorter for use in a router motor or high frequency spindle option.

Braille Cutter


These bits are used to cut Braille dots.

(The Short Type has the same tip geometry as the Long Type)

Materials:
Ideal for applications using acrylic, polycarbonate, and other plastic materials.

 
Braille Cutter Bits

Braille Cutter Bits Part No.
(Long Type)
Part No.
(Short Type)
Shank Diameter
P47763A P47849A 1/4" (6.4mm)




.015" Profile Cutter


These bits are used to cut ADA sign borders and surface-mounted text.

(The Short Type has the same tip geometry as the Long Type)

Materials:
Ideal for applications using acrylic, polycarbonate, and other plastic materials.

 
Profile Cutter Bits

Profile Cutter Bits Part No.
(Long Type)
Part No.
(Short Type)
Shank Diameter
P50624A P50622A 1/4" (6.4mm)




.060" Parallel Cutter


These bits are used for cutting both letter clean-out pockets in the sign face and matching male characters for Auto-Inlay™ method.

(The Short Type has the same tip geometry as the Long Type)

Materials:
Ideal for applications using acrylic, polycarbonate, and other plastic materials.

 
Parallel Cutter Bits

Parallel Cutter Bits Part No.
(Long Type)
Part No.
(Short Type)
Shank Diameter
P50623A P50625A 1/4" (6.4mm)



Gerber Special Bits & Supplies

  • Table Surfacing Bit. For use with a Router Motor or High Frequency Spindle. Its purpose is to mill the sacrificial table surface perfectly flat in respect to the Z axis and aid in precise depth control when cutting. (1/4" shank dia.) AR600 or Sabre   
    Part Number P52617A     
  • Table Surfacing Bit. For use with a Router Motor or High Frequency Spindle. Its purpose is to mill the sacrificial table surface perfectly flat in respect to the Z axis and aid in precise depth control when cutting. (1/2" shank dia.) AR600 or Sabre
    Part Number P56327A     
  • Table Surfacing Bit. For use with a Router Motor or High Frequency Spindle. Its purpose is to mill the sacrificial table surface perfectly flat in respect to the Z axis and aid in precise depth control when cutting. (1/4" shank dia.) Dimension 200   
    Part Number P50569A     
  • .750” Round Nose Cutter. This cutter has a full 3/8" (9.5mm) radius on the bottom for producing a rounded groove for specialty applications, or can produce a negative radius on the edge of piece to be cut out. (1/4” shank dia.)   
    Part Number P26495A