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Customers are welcome to visit our office during normal office hours, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. PST Monday through Friday, except holidays. Please call first to schedule an appointment if you wish to visit us on weekends or holidays. Our address is 20639 Lycoming Street, Suite B-6, Walnut CA 91789. Our office is located northwest of the intersection of the 57 and 60 freeways. The cross streets are “Lemon Street” and “Brea Canyon Road”. A map and driving directions are provided on our website under “Contact Us”.


 How to Order


Online Orders: To order online, visit and search for each item by its tool number. Add each item along with its quantity to the shopping cart until you have added all the items required on your purchase list.


If you would like your order to be shipped by UPS, select UPS under “Choose your Shipping Method”, and select the type of shipping method (ex: UPS Ground, UPS 2nd Day Air, etc) and continue.


To ship with US Postal Service (by mail), under “Choose your Shipping Method”, please click the drop down menu (an arrow down symbol/button) next to “UPS”, you will see another option “More Carriers”. By choosing “More Carriers”, you will see “Please Select” below it. Again, please click the drop down menu (an arrow down symbol/button) next to “Please Select”, and you will see options for the USPS shipping methods.


Our shopping cart will automatically calculate the shipping charge for your order.


On regular business days, all orders will be processed on the same day if placed before 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.


Phone Orders: To place an order simply call our toll free number, (800) 827-2316, or (909) 468-5747. List the tool number and quantity of each item, along with the preferred method of shipment. Our 800 number will work anywhere in Canada and in the U.S.A., including Hawaii and Alaska. When calling in from outside the U.S.A. or Canada call us at (909) 468-5747.


Mail In/Fax or Email Orders: To mail in an order, simply write down your name, company name (if applicable), shipping address, contact phone number, fax or e-mail address, the tool number and the quantity of each item. If paying by credit card, please include your credit card number with CVV code, expiration date, and your signature. If paying by check, please enclose a check issued by a USA domestic bank, made payable to “Magnate, Inc.”. If placing an order by fax, fax the completed order sheet to our 24 hour fax service at (909) 468-5745. If ordering by e-mail, send the order to [email protected]. Please be sure to include all applicable shipping charges. You may need to take special care of your credit card information if ordering through email – call for details.


International Orders


All international orders are shipped by US Postal Service unless otherwise requested. The cost will be determined according to the current postage rates plus insurance. Please call or e-mail to confirm the actual shipping charges. All payments must be made in U.S. Dollars.




Please note that all prices in this catalog or from our web site,, are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All prices are subject to change without notice. Feel free to contact us if in doubt.




Small parcels and packages can be shipped via UPS, Fedex or US Postal Service and the shipping charges will be calculated accordingly. Bulky items exceeding UPS and USPS limitations, i.e. woodworking machinery, may need a special arrangement or may be shipped via UPS/FedEX Freight.

California Sales Tax


Any customers whose orders are shipped to California must include sales tax in the total purchase price.




Magnate warrants its cutting tools (router bits and shaper cutters) to be free of defects from materials and workmanship for a period of 90 days from date of original purchase. This warranty does not apply to defects caused by customer misuse or accidents caused by the customer themselves.  To take advantage of this warranty, freight must be prepaid and proof of purchase must accompany the merchandise. Magnate’s liability will also not exceed the purchase value of the merchandise in question. As far as the fastening equipment, the limited warranty covers the housing for one year and the main parts for 45 days. The limited warranty covers defects on materials & workmanship if they occur during the duration of the warranty period. Merchandise other than the Magnate brand is warranted by their own manufacturers. All pricing, specifications, dimensions, and design characteristics in this catalogue are subject to change without prior notice.




Picture shown may not reflect the actual item. Sometimes our vendors may unexpectedly change item material, color, packaging, etc. without notifying us. However, if this were to occur, the product given to the customer will be of the same quality/grade as the item ordered.


Return Policy


In order to return an item, an RMA (Returned Merchandise Authorization) number must be obtained. All items must be unused and returned in the original packaging within 30 days from the date the RMA number is obtained. Please include a copy of the original invoice. All items will be inspected and subject to a 15% restocking fee unless the merchandise has a manufacturer’s defect. There is no return for custom made cutters except when there is a proven defect. All returned merchandise must be shipped to our headquarters prepaid. Call if you have any further questions.

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Please be aware that applying this product for woodworking purposes may expose users to Wood Dust. Wood Dust is a chemical listed by the State of California as a known carcinogen.


Routers, shapers, machinery, and all tools can be dangerous when used improperly so it is important to strictly comply with all operation and safety procedures. Always strictly follow the safety rules stipulated in the operation manual of your tools/machines.


First and foremost, always wear eye and hearing protection and keep all loose clothing away from machines.  It is also important to keep the machines unplugged when changing bits, cutters, blades, etc. and to make sure everything is properly secured before turning on the machines. To avoid slippage, keep all collets clean.


Use of these products will produce dust of potentially hazardous ingredients. Coolant mist from wet grinding may also contain dust. The dust produced can cause throat, nose, skin and eye irritation, and respiratory disease.


Following these safety guidelines (but not limited to) are suggestions to help reduce the possible hazards to your health:


·          Maintaining adequate ventilation to keep dust levels below OSHA and ACGIH levels is required all the times.

·          Use protective devices (i.e. dust mask etc.) to avoid breathing dust or mist.

·          Avoid direct skin contact with dust or mist.

·          Before eating, drinking or smoking, wash hands thoroughly.

·          When disposing of materials, comply with local, state, and/or federal regulation codes. 


Custom Bits/Cutters


Magnate can custom make cutters to fit your specifications.


Sharpening Service


Magnate provides a sharpening service. Tools can be shipped to or dropped off in person at Magnate’s office. After the tools are sharpened, they can be picked up in person or be shipped back at the customer's expense.


                                Router Bit Speed Guideline


Always first refer to the operation manual of your router to select the ideal router bit speed. In the event that a router bit doesn't come with a speed chart, you may start at about 2,000 rpm slower than the maximum speed described in the chart below. Maximum speed below is for reference only, The actual best performance speed varies depending on a number of factors. (size of the router bit, material to be cut, etc)


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Max. (rpm)


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Max. (rpm)















Shaper Cutter Speed Guideline


Always first refer to the operation manual of your shaper. If a shaper cutter doesn't come with a speed chart, you may start at about 1,000 rpm slower than the maximum speed described in the chart below. Maximum speed below is for reference only. The actual best performance speed varies depending on a number of factors. (size of the cutter, material to be cut, etc)


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Max. (rpm)


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Max. (rpm)




















Bandsaw Blades


All Magnate bandsaw blades are welded and fabricated in the USA, but the coils/material of the bandsaw blades may or may not be from the USA. The picture depicted represents one blade.


Warning: For packaging purposes, this blade is folded into a coiled position which is similar to a spring and may pop open when uncoiled. Wear leather gloves and eye protection while using extreme care when uncoiling the blade. Failure to exercise the proper care could result in serious bodily injury. See your bandsaw owner's manual for further safety instructions.


Upon request, Magnate makes blades of any length and of any type available to fit your bandsaw brand and model.


If in doubt when determining your bandsaw blade length, please refer the instructions below:


1 - Check the owner's manual of your bandsaw machine for specifications. Check not only the length, but also the range of the width and of the thickness.

2 - If the owner's manual is not available, refer to your previous invoices.

3 - Uncoil your blade and use a soft cloth measuring tape to accurately measure the length of your old blade.

4 - Cut your old blade in half so that it lies flat on a level surface, and measure its length.


Choose A Width : How Tight Do You Need To Turn


Horizontal metalcutting bandsaws are typically designed to use only one width of blade. Vertical metalcutting bandsaws and woodcutting bandsaws have the capacity to run a wide range of widths. Here are some minimum turning circle diameters for our most common blades.



Minimum Circle Diameter

1/8” x 14 Raker Carbon


3/16” x 4 Skip Carbon


3/16” x 10 Raker Carbon


3/16” x 8 Hook Three Wheeler


1/4” x 6 Hook Premium Gold Carbide


1/4” x 6 Hook Carbon and Bimetal


1/4” x 6 Hook Three Wheeler


3/8” x 4 Hook Premium Gold Carbide


3/8” x 4 Hook Carbon & Bimetal


3/8” x 6 Hook Three Wheeler


1/2” x 3 Hawc Pro Resaw


1/2” x 3 Hook Premium Gold Carbide


1/2” x 3 Hook Carbon & Bimetal


3/4” x 3 Hook Carbon





The correct tooth pattern for metalcutting is determined by the thickness (cross-section) of material you are cutting. There should be between 2 and approximately 10 teeth in contact with the material at all times. Generally, choose fewer teeth per inch for thicker materials and more teeth per inch for thinner materials. The chart below will give you some basic guidelines for choosing the correct number of teeth per inch.


Carbon Tool Steel

Material Thickness

Premium Bimetal

(Teeth Per Inch)


(Teeth Per Inch)

24 Raker

1/16” to 1/4”

20-24 Variable

18 Raker

1/8” to 3/8”

14-18 Raker

14 Raker

3/16” to 7/16”

10-14 Variable

10 Raker

1/4” to 1/2”

8-12 Variable

10 Raker

5/16” to 5/8”

6-10 Variable /6 Hook

6 Hook

3/8” to 1”

5-8 Variable / 6 Hook

6 Hook

1/2” to 2”

4-6 Variable / 6 Hook

4 Hook

3/4” to 4-1/2”

3-4 Variable/ 4 Hook

3 Hook

1” to 6”

3 Hook

2 Hook

2” to 12”

2 Hook


Tooth patterns of Carbon Tool Steel Blades


All Carbon Tool Steel Blades feature a standard set, which is a recurring sequence of teeth – one set right, one set left, and one not set.


RakerRaker (also called “Standard”) is a good general purpose tooth design with a zero degree tooth angle. It works well on structural shapes and thinner materials in wood and metal.


Skip – Skip is available in limited sizes, but works well on thick cutting of paper and wood products. It features widely spaced teeth with a zero degree tooth angle.


Hook – Hook is an excellent positive angle tooth design for fast cutting of thicker materials such as wood, plastics, and soft metals.