|Item Weight||9.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||99-518|
|Color||Perma-SHIELD Coating Red|
|Style||3-1/2-Inch Raised Panel Bit|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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3-1/2" (Dia.) Raised Panel Bit (Quadra-Cut)
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Quadra-Cut delivers quick, clean results.View larger.
This bit creates attractive raised paneling and decorative molding.
Different setups let you achieve multiple profiles.View larger.
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.
Produce Smooth Paneling and Decorative Molding
Use the 99-518 Raised Panel Router Bit 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.
The 99-518 features a 5/8-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 99-518 Raised Panel Router Bit is 2-1/2 inches long with a 1/2-inch shank, an overall diameter of 3-1/2 inches, and a large radius of 1-1/2 inches. 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 99-518 Quadra-Cut - 3-1/2 Inch Dia. Cove Profile Raised Panel 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
Mine is used while table-mounted with a 2.25HP variable speed (Necessary to run large diameter bits at lower RPM!) Bosch router.
For the cleanest cuts, I suggest making multiple passes (this is true for all bits where a lot of material must be removed, not just this one...Free Tip!)
There is a bearing which can be interchanged with aftermarket bearings as well, if you want a smaller diameter of cut.
I used this most recently to undercut the top of a media center top (photo)
This is a big, heavy, very substantial bit. Even with the speed turned down to 10,000 rpm, the tips on a bit of this size are traveling in excess of 100 mph. Make sure your work is well secured (I used a carriage with vacuum clamping to hold 8" x 8" elliptical blanks) and make a series of light cuts!
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Upon arrival I opened the Amazon boxed package to see my purchase and was very disappointed by the packaging, although it was packaged by Amazon with plastic balloon bags to keep the case with the bit firmly in place the problem is within the storage case that holds the bit. If you look at the ending video I uploaded with my review you'll notice the storage case and the little booklet is badly damaged by the Router bit because it came out of the slot in the base of the storage case and moved around pretty violently during transportation. However that was not really a concern to me, the real problem was if my Router bit cutting edges had been chipped then it would've been some major problem. I say major because I live in Trinidad, West Indies and to send back my Router bit would really be a big problem for me. It would've been very costly for me to send it back, so think of my dilemma!
I have to blame the Freud company and not Amazon because if an item like this is moving from destination to destination then I think they had better get their act together and place some sort of Styrofoam or some type of proper packaging material within the storage compartment to prevent these type of expensive bits from falling out of its slot where the bit is placed. This bit cost me $658.00 TTD after tax clearance and freight charges included and to pay that sum of money I think they can do better than that.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It worked as expected, the doors we were building came out looking as good as the originalsPublished 1 month ago by Bill Patten
This router bit was the best I ever used for raised panels. I had to do
very little sanding.
Another great product from Freud. This bit produced flawless cuts with surfaces that required little to no sanding. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ralph E Johns