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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 471 days ago 1105 views 0 times favorited 32 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Topic tags/keywords: router bits freund

Anyone have a review of Freund router bits. The only one that popped up on a search was for insert bits.

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#1 posted 471 days ago

Are you talking about Freud bits? possibly the spelling error isnt allowing results to come up for you

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#2 posted 471 days ago

I like Freud, Rockler, and Whiteside carbide tipped router bits. They all seem to perform well for a long time.
Come to think of it Amana is good too.
Keep them sharp with a little diamond file set, and you will be in business for a long time.

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#3 posted 471 days ago

If you are talking about Freud, I’ve had very good luck w/ their bits.

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#4 posted 471 days ago

I like Freud but Whiteside is my favorite.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 471 days ago

Thanks, looks like I misspelled them, I’ll edit that. Any advantage to bigger diameter bits over a 1/4” fro flush cutting and trimming?

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#6 posted 471 days ago

The larger diameter buts will cut more smoothly….you can get chatter with the 1/4” bits. That said, I’ve never used a flush bit of any kind that’s less than 1/2” shank, my only experience with the smaller ones is with spiral and fluted bits that have no bearings.

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#7 posted 471 days ago

They are not the very best, but they will certainly do acceptable work.

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#8 posted 471 days ago

Freud, Whiteside and CMT are all great bits.
You want 1/2” shank as much as possible. Less vibration when cutting makes for a cleaner cut. You can alleviate this when using 1/4” shank flush trim bits by trimming as much waste away as possible (aim for leaving no more than 1/16” of waste).

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#9 posted 471 days ago

I have a bevel set of Freud that have built several sets of cupboards, some hickory. Not a problem, I also use Rockler, Whiteside, amana, and lots of cheap Grizzly. Keep them clean, dress them with a diamond file and oil the bearings. I like my big dia. ( 1” ) Rockler and Grizzly bearing bits for pattern routing.

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#10 posted 471 days ago

I’ve used Bosch and Amana router bits with good & affordable results. I even was going to write a positive review for the 1 1/8” template bit I use for routing treads in stair stringers. Just haven’t gotten to it.

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#11 posted 471 days ago

Most of my bits are Freud; they cut smoothly and stay sharp.

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#12 posted 471 days ago

Never had any problems with my Freud bits. Always cut fine. Have only used the 1/2” shank configuration.

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#13 posted 471 days ago

Freud bits are very good, as are CMT and Amana, but my favorites are all bits by Whiteside. Also, the larger the shank diameter the more stable the cutting. If possible use 1/2” shank for the best cut.

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#14 posted 471 days ago

1/2” shank like many suggested is spot on. Save the old ones for odd work and such but def go with 1/2”shanks.

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#15 posted 471 days ago

I like pretty much any Freud products. Seem to be high quality, IMO

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