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Ideal for trimming laminate counter tops and doing pattern work.
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1/2" D x 1-1/4" H x 1/4" Shank Freud #50-501 Top and Bottom Bearing Flush Trim Bit
1/2" D x 1-1/4" H x 1/4" Shank Freud #50-501 Top and Bottom Bearing Flush Trim Bit Item #: 49419
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$36.99
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3/4" D x 1-5/8" H x 1/2" Shank Freud #50-509 Top and Bottom Bearing Flush Trim Bit
3/4" D x 1-5/8" H x 1/2" Shank Freud #50-509 Top and Bottom Bearing Flush Trim Bit Item #: 34063
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$48.97
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Freud® Top and Bottom Bearing Flush Trim Router Bits

Item #
GRP18728
Rating:
92% of 100
Double bearing design allows you to choose the cutting direction that best suits your work piece. Freud's Top & Bottom Bearing Bits let you rout half the curve in one direction, flip the work piece over and rout the other half in the opposite direction without repositioning your pattern. Perfect for templates placed above or below the work piece, or to trim laminates or veneer perfectly flush with countertops, shelving and other projects. Cuts all hardwoods, softwoods, plastic laminates and veneered plywood. Use on hand-held routers, laminate trimmers, and table-mounted portable routers.
(1) Freud Top and Bottom Bearing Flush Trim Bit
More Information
Brand Freud
Weight 0.3800
Bit Type Flush Trim
4.6 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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Walnut signature letter for wedding
Used this bit with a 1/4” plywood template to create a signature letter for guests to sign at our daughter’s wedding. Worked great.
April 14, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Freud top and bottom bearing flush trim router bit
Easy to use. Just adjust the router depth and flip your template to cut with the grain and avoid splintering.
May 30, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Never disappointed
I have several bits by different manufacturers. Freud may seem a little pricey, but the quality is better. Any carbide tool will "do the job". The difference to me is the balance of the tool. As a bit rotates at high speed, if it is not balanced properly, it will vibrate, causing other problems. I can count on Freud to run very smoothly, making the job easier.
December 6, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Excellent for curved shapes
This bit allows always working with the grain on curved pieces without having to relocate the template. Just switch from using the upper bearing or lower bearing by adjusting the router height.
April 13, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
trim bit
Worked very well-nice smooth cut
April 11, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Quality tools for quality work
I have used Freud bits for years now and can say without reservation that they are my favorite tools to use. The quality of the tool is unsurpassed and the outcome of its use is far better than I expected it to be. Sometimes it pays to spend a little more in order to get a lot more.
November 4, 2015
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tool.
As always, another product from Rockler that works very well. Bit cuts smoothly and gives an exceptional finish. My only complaint would be that different size bearings are not available to compensate for loss in diameter after sharpening. I will continue purchasing tools of this caliber from Rockler.
September 12, 2014
Excellent Bit
I have not yet mastered this bit but so far it has cut down on my routing time of complex curves for the slats in a bed.
June 9, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good
The bit works good especially when the grain changes and you need to put your pattern on the opposite side so as to get no tear out. The bit would be smoother if the carbide was put on the bit at an angle.
August 8, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Too much length of cut for a 1/4" shank.
The quality of the bit itself is outstanding. However, the 1/4" diameter shank is too small for this length of cut. The bit got hung up in the cut and bent the shank. Not a Frued problem, but I wound up getting a bit with a 1/2" shank to finish the job. Much more robust.
June 27, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Just learning about woodworking and Rockler seems to always have quality products and good service.
Vincent F on Mar 16, 2018
Great for finish trimming edge veneer on plywood!
Steve on Feb 24, 2017
Just learning about woodworking and Rockler seems to always have quality products and good service.
Vincent F on Mar 16, 2018
Primarily for making patterns
Jim M on Dec 9, 2017
Great for finish trimming edge veneer on plywood!
Steve on Feb 24, 2017
top and bottom bearings
William Z on Jan 26, 2017
so I can flush trim a lot of the same parts
Douglas Y on Jul 15, 2016
To put rounded corners on box lids
ROBERT O on Jun 26, 2016
Needed a flush router bit especially with the bearing above the cutter but since it has 2, it will do for my needs.
Marc G on Mar 23, 2016
Intend doing some pattern work.
Judd F on May 13, 2015
Didn't have one
Michael M on Apr 26, 2015
double bearings... working on doll bed for granddaughter and need for headboard.
John S on Apr 25, 2015
Good product reputation; in stock; fast shipment.
Terry G on Apr 21, 2015
Primarily for making patterns
Jim M on Dec 9, 2017
top and bottom bearings
William Z on Jan 26, 2017
Working with 7/8 maple would you recommend 1/4 or 1/2 shank for the flush trim bit?
Gus B on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Either will work. Ignoring the cost difference. I would go with the 1/2 inch. More robust and less potential deflection.
do they come with a 1/2 " shank ?
joe h on Dec 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: On Page http://www.rockler.com/freud-top-and-bottom-bearing-flush-trim-router-bits they show two bits a 1/4" shank and a 1/2" shank.
How thick of wood can you cut in a single pass?
Douglas U on Jul 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Depending on the bit you buy it can either cut 1 1/4 or 1 5/8. If you look at the second picture you'll see the height of the cutters is listed.
if the bearing is removable can a smaller bearing be used on the end of the bit to allow for a rabbit?
Roger on Oct 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes
are the top and bottom bearings removeable?
Dennis K on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, both bearings are removable.