Freud® Downshear Helix Flush Trim Router Bits - 1/2" Shank  Zoom

Freud® Downshear Helix Flush Trim Router Bits - 1/2" Shank

With the bearing mounted on the bottom end, this bit works perfectly for trimming face frames flush to cabinet sides.
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3/4" D x 2" H x 1/2" Shank Freud #42-204 Downshear Helix Flush Trim Bit Item #: 36296
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$38.47

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3/4" D x 1" H x 1/2" Shank Freud #42-202 Downshear Helix Flush Trim Bit Item #: 34079
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$32.97

Each
$32.97
Store Availability
3/4" D x 2" H x 1/2" Shank Freud #42-204 Downshear Helix Flush Trim Bit Item #: 36296
In Stock
 
Price:
$38.47
Each
Quantity:
Total: $38.47

Store Availability
3/4" D x 1" H x 1/2" Shank Freud #42-202 Downshear Helix Flush Trim Bit Item #: 34079
In Stock
 
Price:
$32.97
Each
Quantity:
Total: $32.97

Store Availability

Overview

These bits are ideal for trimming 3/4" material flush with a substrate—shelf caps with shelves and face frames with cabinet sides, for example. They can also be used for trimming laminate counter tops and doing pattern work. The downshear cutting angle produces a slicing action for chip-free, splinter-free cuts on the top surface of laminates, veneers, and in thicker materials as well.

  • 3/4" diameter body and full 1" or 2" cutting length provide the stability and cutting capacity for thick stock or for routing multiple parts with a template.
  • Cuts all composition materials, plywoods, hardwoods, and softwoods.
  • Use on portable or table-mounted routers for template work.



Tech Spec

Brand Freud
Bit Type Flush Trim
Diameter 3/4"
Shank Size 1/2"

What's included:

(1) Freud Downshear Helix Flush Trim Bit

Reviews

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I used this bit to trim...

Stanley F from Farmington Hills, MI Posted May 17, 2011
I used this bit to trim dovetail pins and tails on an African mahogany box. It worked very well and gave a very smooth finish that required very little sanding. The bit worked much better than a Whitehouse ½ inch flush trim 3 flute bit which chattered across the end grain.

I used the bit to cut...

James M from Kodiak, AK Posted July 7, 2008
I used the bit to cut off the overlapping end of a counter top, built a cabinet and installed a new dish washer over a portion of the counter top I removed. I also installing a butcher block counter top over the new dish washer butting it up against the cut counter top. Definitely a good idea to practice with any scrap counter top one might have or other scrap wood. I was interrupted 3/4 of the way through the cut. When I restarted the cut I did have some tear out. If this were to happen again I would cut a small circle out of the scrap before shutting off the router to give myself extra room for the torque twist when restarting. I thought the bit cut was smooth.

Be careful when setting up this...

Gus M from Reno, NV Posted April 3, 2008
Be careful when setting up this bit. I left it long out of the router base, though I only needed about 1/2" or less. It cut into the base wood, not just the trim. Kind of surprising since it has a 1/2" shaft which should not bend. When I shortened the exposed end it worked well and trimmed closely. As usual the lesson is to try it on a piece of scrap wood first. After I corrected the setup it worked very well.

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