2 Flute DOWN CUT Carbide End Mill

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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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  • 4
    Down cut end mill bit, 4 mm

    Posted by Geoffrey on 8th Aug 2022

    We had noticed that when routing out certain timbers, especially radiata pine, the top of the cut tends to splinter and "fuzz" , necessitating laborious sanding. This bit gives a clean edge at the surface of cut-outs. The downside is that chips do tend to lay in the cut more, but not seriously, and the bottom edges of through cuts are not as clean. We next intend to try a "compression" cutter.

  • 5
    2 flute downcut bit.

    Posted by Ken Slater on 1st Jul 2022

    Quality product, clean cutting with excellent chip removal.

  • 5
    Quality Makes a difference

    Posted by Jason on 3rd May 2022

    This is a deep cut bit I expected to break due to the length. But, I have not. I even bought extras, just in case. This bit has been great, and would highley recommend it, and others

  • 5
    Great bit

    Posted by matthew wheelock on 31st Mar 2022

    I love the crisp top edge this leaves

  • 4
    2 flute down cut

    Posted by Chris on 16th Nov 2021

    Nice clean cut no chipout,

  • 5
    2 Flute DOWN CUT Carbide End Mill

    Posted by Lyle Whitfield on 16th Nov 2021

    Excellent cutting and finish. Also fast reliable service upon purchase.

  • 5
    1mm x 2 Flute Down Cut End Mill

    Posted by Patrick Andersen on 27th Oct 2021

    Love'em. Being 1mm dia. don't try to push them too hard though.

  • 5
    DownCut quality

    Posted by Ray Milbrandt on 21st Oct 2021

    Good to use these to keep the dust in the groove Keeps model down if your cutting it out. Great quality Long lasting

  • 5
    V Bit Order

    Posted by Thomas Skulander on 7th Sep 2021

    Excellent end mill. Perfect for giving a clean surface cut. Always great service from Adam's Bits