Flush trimming is so much easier with the right tool. I typically use a veneer saw for straight trimming but I've also been using this spiral down-cutting router bit for tricky veneers and curved edges. The spiral down-cutting action presses the veneer (and chips) toward the substrate which practically eliminates tear out on any kind of wood veneer.
It is the downward cutting action that differentiates this type of bit from standard flush cutting bits where the cutting action is lateral. These razor sharp bits are the most affordable I've found. Not for use with trimming plastic laminate or copper veneer.
Material: Solid Carbide
Shank Size: 1/4"
Cutting Length: 1"
Cut Direction: Down
Pilot Mechanism: Dual Ball Bearings
Storage Case: Included
Warning: This Tool Contains Sharp Edges
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Review by Steve Woodard
I ordered this bit hoping that it would help me cut an edge on a special project that I was having trouble deciding exactly how to cut due to the nature and location of the panel and I am certainly glad I did. As usual it arrived quickly, which was good because I needed to use it right away. It cut a perfectly smooth edge with no chip outs or other problems and made quick work of finishing that hard to reach edge. I have since used it on several other projects, including cutting both with the grain and across the grain and it has performed flawlessly. The double bearing and downward cut really makes for a smooth and even edge. I would highly recommend this bit for anyone doing veneer work, it is a real time saver.