Indexable Router Bits
Indexable Router Bits are a "pay now or pay later" product. Standard carbide tipped router bits are great when the are new. The have been ground to the right diameter and they are sharp. Once they dull they need to be sent out to be sharpened so you have to have a few spares on the shelf to keep production going. If you figure in cost to sharpen and down time not to mention the fact that they come back with a smaller diameter, Indexable Bits are a really good value. If you are in the middle of the job or out in the field and a bit goes dull all you have to do is rotate the cutter and you are back in business. The bit is not only sharp it is exactly the same diameter as it was before you changed it out.
So you may pay a little more up front but in the long run you are way better off. The replaceable cutters are carbide and lock in tight with a star drive in seconds. (we will have the inserts up on the site soon but each cutter comes with one reversable cutter installed).