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Woodworking Router Bits Market

Woodworking Router Bits Market By Operation (Jointing & Rebating, Cutting, Grooving), Shank Size (1/2

Woodworking Router Bits Market By Operation (Jointing & Rebating, Cutting, Grooving), Shank Size (1/2", 1/4", 3/8", 3/4", 5/8", 5/16"), Tool Type (Rabbeting Bits, Door/Window Making Router Bits, Flush Trim Router Bits, Edge Making Router Bits) & Region - Forecast 2019 - 2029

Woodworking Router Bits Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

Opportunities Hover around Grooving Operations

Gains in the woodworking router bits market would be realized by grooving operations, which will capture nearly half of overall market stack. Their applicability in almost all wood types such as plywood, chipboard, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), and hardwood is reflecting value-capture prospects for manufacturers.

Moreover, the adoption of woodworking machines in grooving operations is likely to surge at a promising pace. Although they hold a relatively lower market share, manufacturers are also unlocking revenue streams from cutting and jointing & rebating operations.

APAC Market Continues its Hegemony

Capturing around 2/5 of total market value, manufacturers in the woodworking router bits market continue to unlock opportunities of growth and profitability in Asia Pacific (APAC). China, and India are spearheading the regional market, primarily attributable to investment upsurge in construction and infrastructure development projects.

Similar trends are shaping market growth in Europe and North America, which collectively procure around half of overall demand. This study further emphasizes that, the U.S. represents the most lucrative woodworking router bits market.

Turning to Carbide for Better Operational Efficiency

Manufacturers of woodworking router bits must focus on retooling every facet of their approach in an effort to enhance project value, and, in turn, make capital allocations more effective. This strategic transformation includes usage of carbide-tipped woodworking router bits for several applications. Carbide material offers better performance and extended service life - 15-20X that of regular high-speed steel (HSS) tools - for woodworking operations. Excellent temperature resistance of carbide tools are further broadening their adoption in an extensive range of operations.

How Growth will Unfold

At present, a significant chunk of the revenue of the woodworking router bits market is realized by straight router bits. However, straight router bits will see stagnancy in their adoption in due course of time to other woodworking tool types. During the latter half of the forecast period, rabbeting tools are likely to outpace straight router bits. Market players are also targeting flush trim and edge making router bits for further value-capture opportunities. These router bits account for a collective share of over 20% of total market revenue.


How will the growth outlook be for the woodworking router bits market?

Woodworking router bits are estimated to witness rise in demand as tools for drilling, milling, cutting, profiling, engraving, and carving in woodworking processes. These are one of the most preferred carbide tools for woodworking applications, owing to their effectiveness and accuracy. Router bits are available in two types - handheld and CNC-based; however, the purview of this report only covers handheld router bits.

Which application in woodworking router bits holds potential opportunities for market players?

Grooving holds half of the share of the global woodworking router bits market. As one of the significant applications in woodworking, the segment is projected to witness highest growth during the forecast years. Grooving is applicable to almost all wood types such as plywood, chipboard, MDF, HDF, and hardwood, making these router bits suitable for various operations.

What is the degree of competition in the woodworking router bits market?

The woodworking router bits market is becoming increasingly competitive, with prominent market players holding nearly half of the market share. In the current scenario, key market participants such as Robert Bosch GmbH, Stanley Black and Decker, Kanefusa Corporation, Amana Tool Corporation, CMT Utensili SpA, and a few others are estimated to account for around half of the market share.

Which region will lead the global sales of woodworking router bits?

Asia Pacific remains at the forefront of the global woodworking router bits market, owing to flourishing residential and commercial construction activities in developing countries such as India and China, among others. Asia Pacific, followed by Europe, is anticipated to have a prominent share in the global woodworking router bits market, owing to flourishing architectural heritage and increasing construction activities.

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  • Jointing & Rebating
  • Cutting
  • Grooving

Shank Size

  • 1/2"
  • 1/4"
  • 3/8"
  • 3/4"
  • 5/8"
  • 5/16"

Tool Type

  • Rabbeting Bits
  • Door/Window Making Router Bits
  • Flush Trim Router Bits
  • Edge Making Router Bits
  • Grooving Router Bits
  • Slot Making Router Bits
  • Spiral Router Bits
  • Straight Router Bits
  • Others (Chamfer, Bead, Dove Tail, Thumbnail, Molding, Round Over, Flat Rounding, Ogiee, Cove, Stile)


  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa

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