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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
3/4" D x 2" H x 1/2" Shank Freud #42-204 Downshear Helix Flush Trim Bit Item #: 36296
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$40.99
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3/4" D x 1" H x 1/2" Shank Freud #42-202 Downshear Helix Flush Trim Bit
3/4" D x 1" H x 1/2" Shank Freud #42-202 Downshear Helix Flush Trim Bit Item #: 34079
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$34.99
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Freud® Downshear Helix Flush Trim Router Bits - 1/2" Shank

Item #
GRP18720
Rating:
56% of 100

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.



(1) Freud Downshear Helix Flush Trim Bit
More Information
Brand Freud
Weight 0.3000
Bit Type Flush Trim
Diameter 3/4"
Shank Size 1/2"
2.8 / 5.0
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I used this bit to trim...
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.
May 17, 2011
I used the bit to cut...
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.
July 7, 2008
Be careful when setting up this...
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.
April 3, 2008
helix flush trim router bit
the bearing is too small for the cutting edge and the blade cuts into the face of the material below the edge of the material being trimed
May 15, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Needed flush trim bit for expected project
Joseph B on May 31, 2018
Excellent cut and finish
Michael S on Nov 9, 2015
Needed flush trim bit for expected project
Joseph B on May 31, 2018
Freud bits keep their sharp edges quite a while .
Brian W on Jan 1, 2017
Excellent cut and finish
Michael S on Nov 9, 2015
Freud is the best router bits and blades...
Jeremiah M on May 22, 2015
Freud bits keep their sharp edges quite a while .
Brian W on Jan 1, 2017
Freud is the best router bits and blades...
Jeremiah M on May 22, 2015