The cutting tips are aligned as a helix rather than as the absolutely vertical alignment of the straight cut bit. The helix leans forward in the direction of rotation creating the downward slicing action known as downshear; thus reducing chipping and splintering on the top surface of veneers and laminates. A more economical option than spiral flush trim bits and an improved finish when compared to the standard straight cut flush trim router bits. Used for trimming laminates, veneers and thicker materials like plywood, softwood and hardwood.
The bearings are supplied and recommended by Whiteside for routing applications. Supplied bearings are made from steel and have metal shields. The metal shield bearings should be lightly lubricated from time to time to enhance their performance and longevity.
Additional bearing options are available and are sold as accessories; includes options:
U (undersized for resharps)
S (non-mar nylon sleeved)
T (Teflon® Shields) – self lubricating - no lubrication required
SQ (Euro Square Teflon®)
Compatible with hand held and table mounted routers.
All Whiteside’s cutting tips are hand brazed, precision ground and made from American industrial grade micro grain tungsten carbide.