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Up Cut

A range of high quality micro-grain 2 flute solid carbide spiral upcut cutters primarily intended for use in CNC and fixed head routing machines. These specialist cutters offer high performance routing, with fine finish and high feed rates being prime advantages over straight flute cutters. In cases where carbide tip tools perform well, spiral routers will cut smoother and generally last up to 5 times longer. This extra tool life means fewer tool changes, less setup time and longer production runs. The cutters are suitable for use at speeds of 17,000 to 25,000 rpm and with feed rates of 6 to 10 metres per minute. It should be noted that the most common reason for premature wear and tool failure is insufficient feed rates.

DOWNCUT or UPCUT SPIRAL - which to choose?
These tools are designed primarily for the cutting action to help hold material in place while routing. Recommended for use on all hand held routers and CNC equipment where hold down or vacuum systems are inadequate. This is generally the safest way to route. Downcut spiral should be used on small parts where movement could occur and will deliver an ultra smooth cut requiring no sanding. When in doubt choose downcut spiral cutters.
CAUTION: When using downcut spiral tools, care should be used, as chips may clog or pack in the slot being routed.
These tools are designed to pull chips up and away from the part that is being cut and, in addition, will prevent burning when plunge cutting. Delivers a very satisfactory cut with fast chip exit and removal. Upcut spirals should only be used on equipment with good vacuum hold down or clamping devices. Any failure of the clamping will allow the part to move and will result in tool breakage. Upcut spirals should be chosen if dust or chips present problems.

Micro-Grain carbide is made up of higher concentrations of cobalt and binder materials not found in lesser grades of carbide. The increased amounts of binder that go into Micro-Grain make it possible to achieve a much sharper cutting edge when grinding. This sharper edge will perform very well under normal production runs and should give considerably longer life compared to standard grade tungsten carbide cutters.

These cutters are suitable for cutting a range of materials including soft and hardwoods, MDF board, laminated plywood, also any material where resin bond glues are present, masonite, all types of particle board, synegite board, veneers, and press paper. For the kitchen and bath industries these tools perform excellently on solid surface materials, formica etc. These tools also cut aluminium very well, although slower speeds and feeds will be required.X
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T1U3000 3.000.11812.0mm3.0mm50mm T1U3000
  • 16.68
T1U3000L 3.000.11812.0mm3.0mm64mm T1U3000L
  • 19.20
T4U3000 3.000.11812.0mm1/4"50.8mm T4U3000
  • 21.60
T4U3175 3.181/812.7mm1/4"50.8mm T4U3175
  • 21.60
T4U3967 3.975/3212.7mm1/4"50.8mm T4U3967
  • 20.04
T4U4000 4.005/3214.0mm1/4"50.8mm T4U4000
  • 21.72
T4U4762 4.763/1619.0mm1/4"50.8mm T4U4762
  • 23.88
T1U5000B 5.000.19722.0mm5mm64mm T1U5000B
  • 24.24
T4U5000 5.000.19719.0mm1/4"50.8mm T4U5000
  • 24.60
T8U5000 5.000.19719.0mm8mm76.2mm T8U5000
  • 29.16
T6U6000 6.0015/6427.0mm6mm50.8mm T6U6000
  • 25.32
T4U6000 6.0015/6419.0mm1/4"50.8mm T4U6000
  • 26.16
no stock
T8U6000A 6.0015/6419.0mm8mm76.2mm T8U6000A
  • 29.64
T8U6000B 6.0015/6425.0mm8mm76.2mm T8U6000B
  • 35.88
T4U6350 6.351/425.4mm1/4"63.5mm T4U6350
  • 24.72
no stock
T2U7937 7.945/1625.4mm1/2"76.2mm T2U7937
  • 56.40
T8U8000B 8.005/1625.0mm8mm76.2mm T8U8000B
  • 30.96
no stock
T8U8000C 8.005/1632.0mm8mm76.2mm T8U8000C
  • 36.84
T3U9525B 9.533/831.7mm3/8"76.2mm T3U9525B
  • 48.00
T2U1000B 10.025/6432.0mm1/2"76.2mm T2U1000B
  • 57.00
T2U1000L 10.025/6440.0mm1/2"88.9mm T2U1000L
  • 65.76
T2U1200C 12.015/3238.0mm1/2"88.9mm T2U1200C
  • 61.32
T2U1200L 12.015/3254.0mm1/2"101.6mm T2U1200L
  • 71.04
T2U1270A 12.71/231.7mm1/2"76.2mm T2U1270A
  • 56.40
T2U1270C 12.71/238.1mm1/2"88.9mm T2U1270C
  • 67.80
T2U1270E 12.71/250.8mm1/2"101.6mm T2U1270E
  • 76.32
T2U1270G 12.71/265.0mm1/2"115mm T2U1270G
  • 84.48
T7U214140B 14.09/1642mm14mm90mm T7U214140B
  • 73.80
T7U216160B 16.05/852mm16mm100mm T7U216160B
  • 83.88
T7U216160E 16.05/872mm16mm120mm T7U216160E
  • 98.04
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