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1/2" (Dia.) Double Flute Straight Bit (Double Grind)

4.8 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

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Product Description

Product Description

1/2" (Dia.) Double Flute Straight Bit with 1/2" Shank

From the Manufacturer

Freud's precision ground carbide bits have a grain size smaller than other grades, and titanium is added making them impervious to chemical attack. Promoting safer woodworking is the reason Freud made a commitment to develop anti-kickback router bits. Bits are computer balanced to insure vibration-free operation at speeds that are a safe margin above the typical 22,000 RPMs of most routers. Freud's philosophy is woodworkers should expect safety, not pay for it. Cut diameter 1/2-inch, cut length 2-1/2-inch, shank diameter 1/2-inch.

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Technical Details

Part Number 12-130
Item Weight 4.5 ounces
Product Dimensions 1.6 x 5.8 x 5.8 inches
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Item model number 12-130
Color Perma-SHIELD Coating Red
Style 1/2-Inch Diameter by 2-1/2-Inch Double Flute Straight Router Bit
Material Carbide
Item Package Quantity 1

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ASIN B0000225VX
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4.8 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #34,973 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#28 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tool Parts & Accessories > Router Parts & Accessories > Router Bits > Straight, Spiral & Trim Bits > Straight
Shipping Weight 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available November 8, 1999

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Overall Dia. (D) Bearing Dia. (B) Number of Cutters Radius ( R ) Shank Dia. (A) Overall Length (H)
1/2" 2 1/2" 4-3/8"

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This review is not a fair review as I have only used the bit once, but it perfromed flawless. I own several Freud router bits and I have full confindence that this will continue to perform with the same quality as my other bits. I wanted to be fair and up front, but with that said the wood that I normally used this bit on was white oak. The cuts were extremely smooth and within .002" of a 1/2". Please note that I was a machinist for years and I can't help but use my precision measuring tools. I do not believe that you will go wrong buying Freud bits.
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I use this in my router table in similar fashion to a vertical jointer. It's razor sharp, and leaves a smooth satin finish on delicate pine. Would also be great for cutting deep rebates or tenons, although I have not done so yet with this bit, I'm certain it'd be up to the task. Another review mentioned using this in a handheld router... I wouldn't recommend that with any router bit over 3/4" in length or diameter for saftey's sake!
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Freud router bits are my favorite. They are strong, sharp, and very precise providing a crisp cut every time. I even use this long cutting straight bit to "joint" and "plane" wood on the router table since I don't have jointer nor a thickener.
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The first thing that impresses you about this bit, is the size. It is really large. The cutters are huge and as such, require more care than usual, especially if you are using it in a hand held router.

I've been using the bit in a 2 1/4 HP router, with a D handle installed. I jointed and squared 2 large boards 8ft x 12" x 3", hand held. I butted the router base against long straight edges and took cuts of about 1/16" to 1/8". The bit performed flawlessly, giving me very smooth edges on the boards, which were laminated 3/4" cabinet grade plywood (3) with a 3/4" layer of solid red oak. Of course, the 2 1/2" cutting length wasn't long enough to do the whole board. After making about a 2 1/4" cut with this bit, I turned the boards over and used a 1/2" trim bit, bearing on the bottom, to finish off the cuts. The job turned out great, only requiring light passes with a smoothing plane to finish off the job. I'm very pleased with the speed and ease that this bit jointed and squared these large pieces. Nothing else in my shop worked as well or as quickly.

Now to the bad part. I got a little careless on the second board, while cutting one of the 8ft sides. I didn't keep the router dead flat on the surface and dipped into the cut. In a split second, that long cutter took a big bite out of the side and then climbed up and out of the cut, twisting me to the left. Fortunately, the D handle base is a very secure base, that allows you to have a very good hold on the router, so nothing happened other than scaring me half to death. But, if someone had been standing close to me on the left, the router would have been in their face in an instant. I've been using routers for over 30 years and never had a router do that to me before.
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I bought this bit to square up edges of some 2" thick barn boards using my router table (much like what would be done in a joiner tool). I've bought Freud bits for several years and found them all to be first rate. This one was no exception. Produced quick, clean, good looking cuts. Worked like a champ. Recommended.
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Great product exactly as described Very Fast shipping from supplier. Freud sets the standard for woodworking tools. Recommend this product to anyone wanting high quality cutting tools Thank You Amazon
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Great product, no chatter, no whine, works properly right out of the box. I've used Rockler brand and other "cheap" versions but this one works as well as the more expensive Rockler bit and out performs the "cheap" bits all day long. Pay the money, its really inexpensive for a bit this big/long.
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I used it to joint 2" cherry for legs that need to be perfect for my project. Worked flawlessly without vibration.
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