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Amana Tool offers E-Z Change

Amana Tool, a manufacturer of industrial-quality carbide-tipped, solid carbide and replacement carbide cutting tools, announced the availability of its new E-Z Change replaceable head router bits.

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The E-Z Change design allows users to quickly and easily change cutter heads without the need to replace an entire router bit or sharpen the cutting edges. Cabinetmakers, countertop fabricators and other woodworkers can use the new E-Z Change bits for flush trimming, plunging/template work, dado cleanout, bevel and no-file applications in laminated materials, MDF, plywood veneers, solid surface, chipboard and hard or soft wood, according to the company.

The E-Z Change line, which replaces the "Ocemco" system, features essentially disposable carbide-tipped cutters mounted on alloy steel arbors. Amana's E-Z Change tools are less expensive than standard router bits and also save users money during the life of the tool as the cutting head is replaced rather than the entire tool.

"With the E-Z Change series, Amana has filled a void in the replaceable head router bit market and met the needs of woodworkers seeking quality tools at affordable prices," said Frank Misiti, Amana Tool's technical director, in a news release.

E-Z Change profiles include plunging/template, flush trim, dado cleanout, bevel and no-file, each of which contains a shank body, a carbide-tipped cutter and a bearing. Prices start at $18.75 for the template profile (Item 47174); replacement parts are also available for each profile.

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