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Posted on Router bit question -- upcut vs. downcut

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#1 posted 12-21-2011 04:46 PM

You may find this site helpful – -

Here you will see that an 1/8” diameter upcut or downcut is available. I still think (but I am not certain) that the upcut or downcut design reduces shaft strength. In general, that is not a problem with bigger bits, but it would concern me a bit (pun intended) on a small bit.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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