A spiral down cut has blades which forces chips down back into your material. This has benefits of providing a perfect top finish to any wood type especially plys and top finishes. Made of a very high tungsten carbide material, down cut bits are the a weapon of choice in anyone's arsenal. Opposite to a spiral up cut, a down cut will give you a perfect top finish but a burred bottom finish if cutting all the way through. These bits therefore are most effective for engraving & lettering rather than cutting all the way through.
- Wood (MDF, hardwood, ply & softwoods)
Just like a straight flute, a down cut creates a lot of dust as opposed to chips so make sure you have appropriate ventilation or dust extraction when cutting. On the plus side, the dust gets stuck and packed back into the slot you have made and keeps your cut item in place. This has the advantage of not having to use tabs or tape to hold your material down although can add time back in with the need to deburr the bottom edge.
|Feeds and Speeds - 2 Flute Down Cut |
mm per minute
|1-1/8-DC-2F-4||1mm x 3.175mm x 4mm 2F||1,300||650|
|1.5-1/8-DC-2F-6||1.5mm x 3.175mm x 6mm 2F||2,000||1,000|
|2-1/8-DC-2F-8||2mm x 3.175mm x 8mm 2F||2,750||1,400|
|1/8-1/8-DC-2F-17||3.175mm x 3.175mm x 17mm 2F||3,900||1,950|
|1/8-1/8-DC-2F-22||3.175mm x 3.175mm x 22mm 2F||3,100||1,550|
|4-4-DC-2F-22||4mm x 4mm x 22mm 2F||4,800||2,400|
|6-6-DC-2F-22||6mm x 6mm x 22mm 2F||11,950||6,000|
|3.175-6.35-DC-2F-17||3.175mm x 6.35mm x 17mm 2F||3,900||1,950|
|4-6.35-DC-2F-22||4mm x 6.35mm x 22mm 2F||4,800||2,400|
|6.35-6.35-DC-2F-22||6.35mm x 6.35mm x 22mm 2F||13,850||6,950|
|8-8-DC-2F-32||8mm x 8mm x 32mm 2F||16,900||8,450|
|10-10-DC-2F-52||10mm x 10mm x 52mm 2F||14,300||7,150|
|Revolutions per minute 16,000RPM|
|100% width per cut slotting|
|Depth per cut Diameter x 1|
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This is my go too end mill for machining small pockets and cutting peripheral timber shapes. The quality is insanely good hence cutter life is excellent. I machine a lot of hard Merbeu timber and it cuts like butter.The price is exceptional and the down cut gives a top quality sharp surface cut( no edge splintering) which is critical for many of my project requirements. I wouldn't use any other brand.
Good product timely delivery
Fabulous quality but the best part is the customer service from the entire team! They go above and beyond to accommodate last minute rush orders also!
AMAZING clarity and accuracy with this bit. I'm very happy with it.
Snapped it with incorrect setup!
I use these down cut carbide bits as my go to for cutting the pockets for inlays, they leave a great finish with no chip out.
This is a great little router bit. Very clean cut. Local seller so was delivered super fast . And was at a very reasonable price! Very happy and will be buying all my bits from here from now on.
Best iv used yet and will keep comming back 110%
Great top edge and cuts .. long lifetime in CNC machine