|Item Weight||10.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5 x 7 x 4 inches|
|Item model number||99-500|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Style||Mini 2+2 Raised Panel Bit 1/2-Inch Shank Ogee Profile|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Freud's Limited Lifetime Guarantee|
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2-19/32" (Dia.) Raised Panel Bit w/Backcutters (Quadra-Cut)
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- Shims are included to allow adjustment of tongue thickness from 7/32" to 1/4" for maximum versatility and compatibility
- Patented design allows these bits to produce a full 1-1/2" wide reveal for traditional raised panel doors
- Included 54-562 radius backcutter gives double-sided appearance and can be replaced with optional 54-560 square backcutter for a more contemporary look
- Cuts all composition materials, plywoods, hardwoods, and softwoods
- Use on table-mounted portable routers
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The exclusive Quadra-Cut design uses four cutters for a flawless finish. This innovative cutter design works by utilizing two of the cutters for an upward cutting action, while the other two cutters simultaneously cut downward. The result is an amazingly smooth finish that requires no rework.
Back-Cutting Design for Smooth, Professional Paneling
If architectural accuracy is a priority to you, the 99-500 is your answer. Thanks to its back-cutting design, this router bit can produce panels that are absolutely flush with a doorframe and have a full 1-1/2 inch reveal.
Use the 99-500 Raised Panel Router Bit with Back Cutter on any table-mounted portable router that accepts a 1/2-inch shank for creating professional-quality raised panels on doors and paneling, as well as decorative tops, plaques, and molding. The resulting panels will exhibit a glassy smoothness, even when you're tackling cross-grain applications.
Create a classic double-sided look on your panels with the patented 54-562 radius back cutter--or, if you're looking for a more contemporary appearance, replace it with the optional 54-560 square back cutter. To give you compatibility with most stile and rail cutters, the kit includes shims that allow for tongue thickness adjustments.
The 99-500 features a 7/8-inch carbide height that easily accommodates stock measuring 3/4 inches.
Durable Design with Protective Coating to Resist Heat and Corrosion
Freud equips all of their router bits with their exclusive TiCo Hi-Density MicroGrain carbide for maximum durability and cutting life. In addition, Freud shields their bits from heat, rust, corrosion and wear by coating all of their Quadra-Cut Router Bits with their exclusive non-stick, red Perma-SHIELD coating.
The 99-500 Raised Panel Router Bit is 2-51/64-inches long with a 1/2-inch shank and an overall diameter of 2-19/32 inches. This bit produces a beautiful two-radius design with a large radius of 3/4 inches and a small radius of 7/64 inches for a unique, custom look. Freud cutting tools are backed by the Freud Limited Lifetime Cutting Tool Warranty to ensure customer satisfaction with every purchase.
About Freud: A History of Innovative Manufacturing
An industry leader for more than 50 years, Freud America, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of superior carbide cutting tools for the woodworking industry. Freud is the only manufacturer of woodworking tools in the world that produces its own MicroGrain Carbide with Titanium, called TiCo, a high-density combination of Titanium and Cobalt.
By producing their own carbide, Freud has the unique ability to formulate each tool for each specific application, thereby maximizing the cutting life and performance of the tool. Freud's full line of high-quality woodworking tools includes saw blades, router bits, shaper cutters, power tools, and more. For more information, visit www.freudtools.com or contact customer service at phone: 800-472-7307.
What's in the Box
Freud 99-500 Quadra-Cut - 2-19/32 Inch Dia. Ogee Profile Raised Panel Router Bit with Back Cutter 3/4-Inch Stock Router Bit - 1/2-Inch Shank
From the Manufacturer
|Overall Dia. (D)||Bearing Dia. (B)||Number of Cutters||Radius ( R )||Shank Dia. (A)||Overall Length (H)|
Freud Router Bits are known for their exceptional quality, unmatched precision and maximum cutting life. The bits are carefully crafted using the best materials, the industry's most sophisticated manufacturing processes, and include exclusive Freud features such as TiCo Hi-Density Carbide and red Perma-SHIELD non-stick coating. Freud's bits also contain revolutionary, innovative designs such as Quadra-Cut and Double-Grind.
TiCo Hi-Density carbide is a specially formulated, highly compact Titanium Cobalt Carbide engineered and manufactured by Freud to maximize performance on all Freud cutting tools. Designed in Freud research and development laboratories, Freud's TiCo Hi-Density carbide is scientifically developed using Titanium Carbide, Cobalt and Tungsten (as well as proprietary elements), to produce a supreme product. Carbide size is extremely important when it comes to sharpness as well as the rate at which an edge wears. The larger the carbide grain, the faster an edge will wear. While standard carbides measure as large as 5 microns, and an advanced micrograin carbide can measure 1 micron, Freud's TiCo Hi-Density Carbide is miniscule in comparison at .8 microns, with a laminate blend as small as .4 microns.
Top Customer Reviews
Additionally the two large cutters that make up the tongue bit are adjustable with the spacers that are provided. They are stacked on the bit so you don't have to go looking for them when you want to make a change.
I have a lot of Freud bits, and I have bought all of them from Amazon. The price and convenience can't be beat. The one complaint that I have is that Freud does not wrap these bits in a way that protects them from a UPS shipment. Do you know what UPS stands for? Unbelievably Pulverized Shipments. :-) With carbide tipped bits, which are super brittle, rolling around in the box, after they come loose from the snap together plastic carrying enclosure, they are left to do battle with one another. Consequently, check your faces for defects when you get them. Amazon has the greatest customer service.
All in all a great set of bits, highly recommended.
First, nowhere in the packaging or on Amazon's site does it tell you that the drawer front MUST be 3/4" and the side can be either 3/4" or 1/2".
Second, it comes with no instructions and the setup is not straightforward. I found good instructions on the web site of a different manufacturer of drawer lock bits.
Third, nowhere is it mentioned that one has to use a sacrificial zero clearance fence when making a drawer lock joint in cabinet grade plywood. I used a spare piece of poplar. My tip: get the height set using one sacrificial fence, then cut a new one for the cleanest joints, because it is crucial to have zero clearance between the top of the bit and the fence. Even 1/16" will result in significant tear-out.
Last, because the setup is so fiddly, I do not recommend you use this bit for just a couple joints. If you are going to do a run of drawers its worth the effort, but not for one or two.
I must admit the instructions that come with the Freud bits leaves you a little dizzy. They eliminated all hand holding, and went into mechanical-arithmetic formulas for getting the job done. Then I discovered the CMT USA bit manufacturing instructions that are available at the CMTUSA.com web site under "How To" It is a lot more intuitive, whereas they give you step by step instructions. The thing about the CMT set is they are based on 5/8" of an inch spacing on one side, and 1/2" on the other. That makes for a lot of adjustment in doing the different stages. This Freud bit set, which is similar to the CMT in every way, except one. They are 9/16" on both sides, with 1/4" tongue area in the center.
You could make a casement sash with these bits, and simply build a frame to mount it in, and include the necessary configuring to allow for handles and opening mechanisms. That and a little weather-strip and you're set. This bit set also makes twin sashes for your standard double hungs. I bought a book here at Amazon called Windows and Skylights, and it went into a lot about making different style windows. Not about how to buy them, but about how to build them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I gave it 3 stars because it works, but question whether it's necessary to deal with the futz-factor. The setup on a table mounted router takes some work to setup. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Michael R.
Wood thickness to get Type B cut is 1-1/16 inch. Thicker would be OK but no thinner. Use in a router table with a fence to guide material. Gives a nice clean cut. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steven Woodward
I saw this bit in my woodworking magazine and thought it would be a nifty way to create some drawer boxes I was building. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Deborah A. Young
I build a lot of custom made shaker doors and panels. This bit set is a joy to use. The adjustable groove thickness is ideal for many different panel thicknesses. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer