Freud Double Flute Straight Router Bits

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Freud
Model:
Double Flute
Price:
$18

Description

Freud straight bits cut smoother than other bits because of the precise shear and hook angles.
End of bit relief allows for fast plunging.
Cuts all composite materials, plywoods, hardwoods, and softwoods.
Use on CNC and other automatic routers as well as hand-held and table-mounted portable routers.

WOOD magazine review

Double Flute Bits Cut smooth, burn-free

Review Summary

Freud has solved one of the problems woodworkers have battled for years. Straight router bits—even new ones—tend to burn wood if they spin in one place for even a second or two, such as at the end of a stopped dado. These new double-bevel carbide bits never did that because a relief bevel ground on the back half of the carbide cutting edge helps clear chips quicker, reducing the heat buildup that causes burns. And a nice bonus is the cleaner, smoother edges they leave.
I compared them to several new standard bits, all of which left rippled edges to varying degrees. The Freud Double-Grind bits left no ripples. Freud has replaced all its straight bits with this technology, in diameters from 15⁄64" to 13⁄4".

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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