2 Flute DOWN CUT Carbide End Mill

$12.95 - $34.95
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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.

Suitable for

  • Wood (MDF, hardwood, ply & softwoods)

Adam’s Tips

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.

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  • 5
    1mm, 2 Flute, Downcut Endmill

    Posted by Patrick Andersen on 19th Nov 2019

    Love them - that's six I have purchased so far for sign making.

  • 5
    1mm, 2 Flute, Downcut Endmill

    Posted by Patrick Andersen on 10th Oct 2019

    I use exclusively in wood. Beautiful cutter, cuts very clean even in softer timber. Unsure of how long it will remain sharp - time will tell as I have a big engraving job ahead.

  • 5
    2mm 2F 8mm downcut cutter

    Posted by Dave on 5th Oct 2019

    Was happily surprised how well it cut. Cut and edge quality were great in 3mm mdf.

  • 5

    Posted by Garry Wilson on 22nd Dec 2018

    Great cutting and leaves the top of my material smooth, saves a lot of time cleaning up