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Whiteside Rolls Out the Cadillac of Flush-Trimming Bits

comments (4) August 24th, 2012 in blogs

Tom Tom McKenna, Managing Editor
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Tearout is a thing of the past with Whitesides high-tech flush-trimming bits.

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Whiteside Manufacturing has introduced a new line of trim bits that eliminate tearout and the headaches associated with it.

Called the Ultimate Trim Bits, these solid carbide bits feature high shear cutting angles with compression action, a technology borrowed from CNC. What makes these bits unique is that you no longer have to worry about changing cutting direction or flipping workpieces to avoid tearout as you rout. The company claims they will virtually eliminate any additional edge preparation and will save woodworkers a lot of time.

These are big bits, too, with 7/8 in. cutting diameters. But you'll pay a premium for the technology and clean cuts. The bits are offered in three configurations: A flush-trim bit with bearing on the end and a combination bit with a bearing on the shank and end run $150; a pattern bit, with the bearing on the shank, runs $140. All are available now at Woodcraft.

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Comments (4)

CDGGERALD CDGGERALD writes: Similar to a bit I purchased from the William Ng school of woodworking. It works GREAT! Check out his website as a comparison. It was around $ 135 and worth every penny.

Posted: 7:55 pm on August 26th

Marhk Marhk writes: I agree with the other comments. Someone (FWW?) needs to compare bits and SHOW ME why they conclude one is better than the other. In this (or any) economy these bits are way too expensive!
Posted: 6:14 pm on August 25th

Woodsmithy Woodsmithy writes: I would be interested in how they cut compared to similar premium and some budget priced router bits. Will they cure or reduce burning and chip out? Are they worth the big bucks?
There's your next article, Tom.
Posted: 8:32 am on August 25th

shakersteve shakersteve writes: Dang, $150! That gives me a headache!
Posted: 7:24 am on August 25th

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