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Ideal for fluted columns, finger pulls and sign lettering.
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Product Name Price Qty
3/8'' D x 3/8'' H x 3/16'' R x 1/2'' Shank Freud #18-115 Round Nose Bit
3/8'' D x 3/8'' H x 3/16'' R x 1/2'' Shank Freud #18-115 Round Nose Bit Item #: 31367
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$30.99
Each
1/2'' D x 3/4'' H x 1/4'' R x 1/2'' Shank Freud #18-116 Round Nose Bit
1/2'' D x 3/4'' H x 1/4'' R x 1/2'' Shank Freud #18-116 Round Nose Bit Item #: 39264
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$36.99
Each
3/4'' D x 1-1/4'' H x 3/8'' R x 1/2'' Shank Freud #18-122 Round Nose Bit
3/4'' D x 1-1/4'' H x 3/8'' R x 1/2'' Shank Freud #18-122 Round Nose Bit Item #: 37624
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$44.99
Each
1'' D x 1-1/4'' H x 1/2'' R x 1/2'' Shank Freud #18-126 Round Nose Bit
1'' D x 1-1/4'' H x 1/2'' R x 1/2'' Shank Freud #18-126 Round Nose Bit Item #: 34044
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$60.99
Each
1-1/4'' D x 3/4'' H x 5/8'' R x 1/2'' Shank Freud #18-130 Round Nose Bit
1-1/4'' D x 3/4'' H x 5/8'' R x 1/2'' Shank Freud #18-130 Round Nose Bit Item #: 46207
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$56.99
Each
1-1/2'' D x 1-1/4'' H x 3/4'' R x 1/2'' Shank Freud #18-134 Round Nose Bit
1-1/2'' D x 1-1/4'' H x 3/4'' R x 1/2'' Shank Freud #18-134 Round Nose Bit Item #: 34393
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$59.99
Each
2'' D x 1-1/4'' H x 1'' R x 1/2'' Shank Freud #18-138 Round Nose Bit
2'' D x 1-1/4'' H x 1'' R x 1/2'' Shank Freud #18-138 Round Nose Bit Item #: 35463
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$81.99
Each

Freud® Round Nose Router Bits - 1/2" Shank

Item #
GRP18596_1
Rating:
78% of 100

Freud's Round Nose Router Bits can be used for fluted millwork, signs and decorative veining, as well as for practical features such as finger pulls and drain rails for cutting boards.

  • Add a personal touch to cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and fluted millwork, or use these bits to engrave wooden signs.
  • 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.



(1) Freud Round Nose Bit
More Information
Brand Freud
Weight 0.8000
Bit Type Round Nose
3.9 / 5.0
9 Reviews
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Perfect for the cigar rest in an ashtray
I used this router bit to cut cigar rests in a wooden ashtray (with glass insert for the ash). Cuts were smooth as silk.
November 17, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
it did what I needed
It did the job as expected
November 17, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
the freud round nose bit is perfect it does a really good job leaves a clean cut when routering I would recommend it to a friend
October 29, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Not much to say. It worked...
Not much to say. It worked perfectly, which is what I expect from Freud. I used this bit to make a finger groove on the bottom side of a pull out shelf. I used either the 1" or 1.25" size because it was on sale. It was the perfect size in my opinion.
February 13, 2011
Clean cutting
July 22, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Solid
This is a good solid utility cutter, well worth this price.
January 22, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Difficult to use on router table
The router bit creates a 1/2" diameter groove that is accurately sized. Were I using this bit in a hand-held router, routing a groove relative to a guide strip, I imagine I would probably be able to accurately position the resulting groove. However, as I use this bit in a router table, it is very difficult to accurately position the fence with respect to the bit because there is no way to precisely determine the center point of the axis of the bit when looking down on the bit. As a result it is a hit or miss proposition as to whether the groove one wishes to route will end up exactly on the center line of the desired path of the groove.
December 2, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This is a comparison between the...
This is a comparison between the Freud 1" Round Nose bit versus the Whiteside 1" bit. The Freud overall length is shorted which I do not like. Our use requires the bit to extend further from the collet. The quality of the Frued is less than the Whiteside. Whiteside is more like a machining tool quality and it stay sharp more than twice the useage. That said the Freud was purchased at a $16.95 and the Whiteside is $36 to $39. You get what you pay for. We bought 2 and would not purchase again. I'll pay for the Whiteside.
June 6, 2011
Not what I oredered
I ordered item# 44954 a 1" dia x 3/4" high x 1/2" shank Round nose bit. I expected it to have a 1/2" shank. It did not. It had instead a 1/4" shank. I spoke with Rockler rep and it turns out there is a problem with the web site. They were supposed to call me back when they resolved it, but they never did. So I'm stuck with a $45 1 inch cutter with a wimpy 1/4 inch shank.
December 26, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
good quality
edward p on Jun 30, 2018
required for project
James H on Dec 11, 2016
good quality
edward p on Jun 30, 2018
THE 1/4 " SHANK BROKE
RON T on Feb 11, 2017
required for project
James H on Dec 11, 2016
because of the 1 1/4" cutting height, also wanted a 7/8" & 15/16" D ones but you do not carry them.
Bernhardt D on Sep 9, 2016
Freud router bit quality.
JoAnn T on Jun 23, 2016
Bought for 1" diameter, need wood to fit over a piece of pipe.
John M on Jun 16, 2016
I've used a lot of different router bits from different companies. I find that Freud makes one of the best bits.
Philip W on Mar 6, 2016
I purchased this item to make a groove to catch liquids on a cutting board.
Joe E on Dec 16, 2015
Quality of Freud bits
John C on Nov 14, 2015
THE 1/4 " SHANK BROKE
RON T on Feb 11, 2017
because of the 1 1/4" cutting height, also wanted a 7/8" & 15/16" D ones but you do not carry them.
Bernhardt D on Sep 9, 2016
I’m trying to make a chip rail for poker chips in red Oak should I take multiple passes to get it to the depths I need?
Michael W on May 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, multiple passes.Minimal depth change with final pass. If you want to make the piece out of one block of wood. I would put a stop lock on the left side of my router fence and plunge down into the router bit. Then I would mark the right side of the fence where I am ending my router cut. You could also cut straight through and had blocks to each end of your routedat peice.
Can I use a round nose router bit to drill a round bottom hole using a drill press - about 5/8" dia. And 3 /8" depth?
Don F on Nov 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There's no reason to think that you couldn't do that. The bit is made for a router and you could use a plunge router to provide the same results as a drill press would provide. Feed it slowly and vacuum out the castings as you go.
Is there a router bit to make a wide / flat cove for picture frames?
keith h on Feb 26, 2016