Freud router bit
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I need a new router bit. Has anyone used a Freud quadra-cut bit?

http://www.freudtools.com/products/product/34-124
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#12
  Re: Freud router bit by Bobby Thompson (I need a new router ...)
They are excellent bits. I still prefer Whiteside, but for the money, I don't know that you can beat a Freud quadra-cut bit.
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#13
  Re: Freud router bit by Bobby Thompson (I need a new router ...)
Every Freud product I have used was worth it. They make great blades and bits.
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#14
  Re: Freud router bit by Bobby Thompson (I need a new router ...)
The Quadra-cut bits are excellent....

Ed
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  Re: Freud router bit by Bobby Thompson (I need a new router ...)
Thanks a lot guys. I knew I could get good advice here.
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#16
  Re: Freud router bit by Bobby Thompson (I need a new router ...)
I bought the Whiteside set.  Very nice.

5 bit set for $110.00, including extra bearings.  I think this is a good deal.

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  Re: RE: Freud router bit by EdL (The Quadra-cut bits ...)
(07-12-2018, 01:12 PM)EdL Wrote: The Quadra-cut bits are excellent....

Hi Guys - I have a bunch of round-over bits, both 1/8" & 1/2" shanks (most Freud & Whiteside brands), but all w/ just 2-cutters - SO, back to the question of the Quadra-cut design - are these really 'better' (i.e. smoother cut, easier routing, etc.) than the 2-cutter bits?  I've used round-over bits for years w/o any problems - should one replace the older design w/ these 4-cutter ones?  Will check for some reviews and comparisons - may want to give one a try?  Thanks for any comments - Dave Smile
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#18
  Re: Freud router bit by Bobby Thompson (I need a new router ...)
Yes, they are better, especially on endgrain.

Ed
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#19
  Re: Freud router bit by Bobby Thompson (I need a new router ...)
The Quadra Cut bits do cut more smoothly, but I wouldn't go replacing otherwise good 2 flute bits just to get the Quadra design. To me, the extra tips of the Quadra design are more important on the larger bits like panel raisers. The smaller bits do just fine with 2 flutes.
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#20
  Re: Freud router bit by Bobby Thompson (I need a new router ...)
I agree just another gimmick in my opinion.  2 cutters been around for a long time. Just adjust your feed rate and do multiple passes without taking all off in one pass. You will get a fine no burn no matter end grain or flat grain. At least I would not replace what you have for the sake of replacing but maybe when one needs replacing give it a try and judge for yourself.
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