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1/8" D x 1/2" H x 1/4" Shank Freud #76-100 Down-Spiral Bit
1/8" D x 1/2" H x 1/4" Shank Freud #76-100 Down-Spiral Bit Item #: 44010
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3/16" D x 3/4" H x 1/4" Shank Freud #76-101 Down-Spiral Bit
3/16" D x 3/4" H x 1/4" Shank Freud #76-101 Down-Spiral Bit Item #: 44869
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1/4" D x 1" H x 1/4" Shank Freud #76-102 Down-Spiral Bit
1/4" D x 1" H x 1/4" Shank Freud #76-102 Down-Spiral Bit Item #: 48874
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1/4" D x 3/4" H x 1/4" Shank Freud #76-103 Down-Spiral Bit
1/4" D x 3/4" H x 1/4" Shank Freud #76-103 Down-Spiral Bit Item #: 49975
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Freud® Down-Spiral Router Bits - 1/4" Shank

Item #
GRP40045
Rating:
86% of 100

This premium solid carbide bit cuts dadoes with crisp, clean edges on both sides of the dado. The downward spiral forces the chips down into the groove, eliminating the tendency for wood fibers to chip out the face. Also works great for cutouts and edgework. 1/4'' shank.

 

Application: Grooves and dadoes in single-sided veneers and laminates.

  • Freud's solid carbide down spiral bits are ideal for smooth, chip-free routing where chip removal is not a problem.
  • Cuts all composition materials, plywoods, hardwoods, and softwoods.
  • Use on CNC and other automatic routers as well as hand-held and table-mounted portable routers.
More Information
Brand Freud
Weight 0.1300
Bit Type Spiral
Shank Size 1/4"
4.3 / 5.0
9 Reviews
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great product, nice and clean on the CNC when cutting hardwoods.
June 26, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Fast and Smooth Cut
The spiral bit gives me an extremely smooth, fast cut. Works perfect with the plunger router.
June 22, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Good clean cuts
I have used this bit on my cnc to cut 1000 parts out of pine stock. so far so good clean machining.
December 5, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Sharp pushes chips downward
Cutters are very sharp and accurate
May 5, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
A very good bit!
Had a special use for the down cut bit - was engraving signs with my CNC Piranha using a "sticky back" Vellum so I could spray paint the letters. Getting a fair amount of lifting and tearing of the protective vellum with an upcut spiral bit, I tried the downcut. The downward spiral seemed to cut the vellum better, and since I was only cutting to 0.03 depth, getting rid of the chips was not an issue. On a general note, Freud bits, in general, are very good for all of my CNC work, from 1/16" to 1". They stay sharp and always cut smoothly.
October 12, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Spiral bit
I'm using bit for shelf pins in melamine. So far using a plunge router and a jig I made the bit has cut more than 200 holes. The holes show no tear out or chipping of melamine.
May 27, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
a great router bit!
I just work with wood as a sideline and I work with exclusively Mesquite wood (pretty dense wood). This bit eats it up! I would highly recommend it.
October 14, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Down spiral freud 3/16 dia.
worked quite well for the first 160 slots 3/32 deep by 30 inches long on red oak balusters. After that had to replace the bit with another to finish.
March 17, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
The first time I used the bit in a CNC mavhine cutting 1/8 inch deep into white oak and the bit traveling at 30 feet per minute and spinning at 16,000 RPM, the bit snapped. I was vety disappointed that it did not perform as I expected.
January 18, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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need one
Frank S on Jul 21, 2018
use it for miter spline on boxes
Harris C on Jun 14, 2018
need one
Frank S on Jul 21, 2018
Because I broke my old one
Paul H on Jun 29, 2018
use it for miter spline on boxes
Harris C on Jun 14, 2018
to cut finished hardwood without tearout
Brett L on Jun 2, 2018
The down-spiral was recommended for the butterfly jointery I am experimenting with.
Steven on May 28, 2018
I have used one of these same bits for six years now and it just broke so I needed a new one. This type and brand bit is very durable.
Matthew S on May 24, 2018
BIT WORKS BEST FOR INLAY WORK
Tom G on Mar 1, 2018
Our son had it on his wish list
Fred L on Dec 16, 2017
Have used them before and like them.
Todd F on Nov 24, 2017
needed for router
David H on Nov 21, 2017
doing inlays would of like the 1/8" bit to come in a longer cut up to 1.25
Kevin S on Sep 11, 2017
cleaner border cuts
graham d on Aug 21, 2017
dovetail routing
Kelly D on Aug 4, 2017
For inlay work.
David W on Apr 23, 2017
great to eliminate tearout and splintering
jesse w on Jan 3, 2017
Cutting out holes for game boards with a CNC
Edward A W on Dec 17, 2016
replacements for broken bit!
Michael H on Dec 14, 2016
project
Glenn B on Dec 9, 2016
right size
David S on Nov 22, 2016
Recommended by Darrell Peart in Greene & Greene DVD.
Ronald R on Oct 16, 2016
I recently purchased a plunge router to make a round frame. I understand I need a down spiral router bit to cut the circle so as not to cause tear-out on the face.
Donald M on Sep 30, 2016
to cut a 1/4" groove without tear-out
ANDREW K on Jul 25, 2016
sign making
Joseph D. M on May 9, 2016
Good reputation of Freud products.
Jeffrey M on Apr 24, 2016
for special box building project
James H on Feb 28, 2016
Appropriate size for what I needed
Jonathan M on Jan 11, 2016
Needed it
Paul S on Jan 1, 2016
to use in my cnc
Lawrence K on Nov 3, 2015
cnc use
TOM S on Sep 13, 2015
Need To make a product I make
Christian H on Sep 11, 2015
needed this for a project. downcut bits don't raise a fuz at the surface of the cut. I'm cutting poplar.
Gordon E on Aug 11, 2015
Make dados in plywood without ripping up the veneer
KEN H on Jul 21, 2015
inlay practice
David K on Jul 11, 2015
Needed a router bit that can make a clean dado groove.
William L on Jul 6, 2015
To use on my CNC
Mark C on Jun 23, 2015
Can't go wrong with a Freud bit.
K H on May 10, 2015
freud is the standard in edge tools and I have used them for over 20 years
Karl H on May 10, 2015
Because I broke my old one
Paul H on Jun 29, 2018
to cut finished hardwood without tearout
Brett L on Jun 2, 2018
recommended speed?
D J on Apr 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Variable based on depth and/or pass width and feed speed. In wood, 18-23K will be fine, go by sound and feel, or find a good feed/speed calculator online.