|Item Weight||0.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.5 x 3.2 x 1.3 inches|
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|Item model number||34-208|
|Style||3/16-Inch Radius Rounding Over Router Bit with Solid Pilot - 1/4-Inch Shank|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Freud 34-208 3/16-Inch Radius Rounding Over Router Bit with Solid Pilot - 1/4-Inch Shank
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1. The additional cutting bits that make this a quadra are partial length and (as far as I can see) don't come into play with a simple rounding over operation. They come into play only when you do beading, which you can't do with this bit as it is. I would have bought the standard bit if I had known that.
2. In order to do beading you have to purchase ANOTHER bearing and washer to the tune of about $26.
3. If you decide it's worth it to part with the $26, you'll find that the bearing recommended for this bit has an ID of 3/16" The shank on the end of the bit is 1/4". Both amazon and the Freud website have the same conflicting information.
Several other reviewers have had similar complaints. I would be glad to make this review more positive if Freud would provide some answers. So Freud, this is one of your customers with a problem. Your comments are welcome. Let's see if you care enough to respond.
Freud 34-124 Quadra- Cut 3/8-Inch Radius Rounding Over Bit with 1/2-Inch Shank = Perfection.
The bit is 2.5" in diameter, 7.85" in circumference. If you run this at the max speed (25,000 RPM) of the Bosch 1716, the outer edge travels at almost 196,349 inches per minute, or about 185 miles/hour! Not quite Mach 1, but a lot faster than needed or safe. I used a speed at what seemed like 15,000 RPM (the Bosch router does not have an RPM calibrated dial) and the bit made clean cuts, even in end grain (several pieces clamped together) at moderate feed speeds.
I have the little sister bit, 3/4" rounding over, 1/2" shank, and it has gotten a lot of use and it has stayed very sharp with minimal pitch build-up.
Be aware of the size of this bit. Your table or base needs to have an opening larger then the 2.5" diameter. One of my tables does not, and none of my bases do.
So for this project I bought a CMT bit to cut the inner radius and though new, it did not cut near as cleanly as the Freud. It cut better than my used 3/4 bit, but that one has been used for cutting phenolic and the corners are chipped off it. I've never been able to truly compare different brand bits as I never used more than one new bit at a time until now. I was pleasantly surprised to see how the Freud cut better because I always suspected they were better than most others I've used.
I have a number of CMT bits and think they are good; the new one was sharp enough to cut my finger just lifting it up into the machine mounted router, but most of my bits are Freud. They are sharp and stay that way a long time... if you don't cut phenolic.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sharp, well made, and extremely durable. Cuts beautiful rounded-over edges on pine, maple, oak, and walnut. Handles everything I throw at it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Gerenser
I've probably removed several cubic feet of wood with this thing and it's still good as new! Freud makes the best router bits ever!Published 1 month ago by Frankencar
This cut exceptionally well. This was my first non hardware store brand router bit and the difference was VERY noticable. Plan on buying Freud exclusively for bits in the future.Published 2 months ago by Elijah M. Taylor