|Item Weight||2.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||1.6 x 5 x 5 inches|
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|Item model number||34-104|
|Style||1/8-Inch Radius Rounding Over Bit with 1/4-Inch Shank|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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1/8" Radius Rounding Over Bit
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|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 0.8 microns, with a laminate blend as small as 0.4 microns.
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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.
The quality of the bit itself is typical Freud quality -- excellent. The 1/4" shank is fully adequate for this small amount of rounding. The carbide is well sharpened.
I got this bit to match some store-bought walnut furniture, and it performed admirably. If I hadn't had to match other pieces, I would have probably used a plane or hand-sanded the radius.
Most of my router bits are Freud, and I reach for them over the others whenever possible. All of the Freud bits (most of which are well-priced on Amazon) may be found at freudtools.com.
Pros: Even though none of my bits are prone to vibration, this one is the quietest of all.
It is safer to use because it is so exceedingly sharp it requires far less effort to move the work piece than my other bits so I always have total control.
The vacuum port on my fence is small (1-5/8 inch) and sometimes clogs due to splintering etc. using other bits. With the Freud, the shavings are consistent in size and there has not yet been any chatter or splintering with this bit even when I machine through a knot; shavings flow smoothly through the dust collection.
Freud has become both my favorite bit supplier (and saw blades too). I am convinced the Quadra-Cut bits are what router bits should always have been.
The bearings on all my Freud bits are higher quality than most other suppliers.
Cons: None that I have noticed, but worthy of mention is that the picture for this product is not a Quadra-Cut bit (at the time of this writing), however the bit I received is a Quadra-Cut. I just hope in the future there will be no confusion since I did notice one woodworker say he received the bit in the picture when ordering the Quadra-Cut as per the description.
Nuff said. Definitely recommended.
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