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Set comes in Freud's new case with bit mount to keep bits handy and safe
Cuts all composition materials, plywoods, hardwoods, and softwoods
Use on hand-held and table-mounted portable routers
3 Piece Undersized Plywood Bit Set (1/2" Shank)
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These bits were used extensively in a hand held Bosh 3 1/4 hp router to customize 6 x 6 posts supporting a railing in an ornate exterior stairway. They maintained their edges and the bearings stayed cool while doing a high volume of work. Additionally, Freud's design purposefully slows the rate of cut to prevent too much enthusiasm and the problems with kickback, a quality I found useful.
Being a loyal Whiteside follower and the closest Woodcraft store being over a hour away, I decided on this bit with the 3.99 overnight shipping.
First off, these bits are sharp, plenty of carbide for sharpening, and well balanced.
The box works well for storage. It is sturdy. I wouldn't say it is the best craftsmanship in the world, but very functional.
Bits work great on endgrain. No burning. Very little tearout.
Overall, I won't be changning from Whiteside, but these are very good bits.
I have used the 3/4" bit to cut 1/4" deep dados in maple plywood for cabinet shelves. The cut is very clean, just a little bit of fuzz from the veneer that easily sanded off.
For my particular plywood, the dados were extremely tight. Next time I'll adjust my jig and make sure to do a second pass on the other side of the cut to give the shelf a little more room.
I've also used the 1/4" bit to cut large holes in some 1/4" plywood. Worked great--cut the wood like butter. There was a fair amount of veneer fuzz with the 1/4" bit, but these are mid-range straight blade bits, so I am not too picky about their cuts.
As others have noted, the Freud router bit cases are downright dangerous. The bits are so sharp, and the bits are held in the case so tight, that it sometimes makes me nervous getting them out. I always have to wear leather work gloves when removing any Freud bit from its case, and even then, I am careful. I have put some...
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