A raised panel router bit is a cutting tool used in woodworking to create a decorative raised panel on a cabinet door or other woodworking project. The bit has a large cutting surface that creates a decorative profile on the edge of the panel and a smaller cutting surface that shapes the raised portion of the panel.
Raised panel router bits come in a variety of sizes and shapes, with different profiles and degrees of curvature. They can be used with a router table to create a precise and consistent cut. Some raised panel router bits also include a back cutter, which creates a groove on the back of the panel to fit into the door frame.
When using a raised panel router bit, it's important to take proper safety precautions, such as wearing eye and ear protection and using a secure surface to hold the workpiece. It's also important to use the proper technique to ensure that the cut is consistent and even along the entire length of the panel. Using a featherboard can help keep the workpiece securely in place while cutting, and taking multiple passes with the router can help ensure a clean and precise cut.