American Woodworker
Contact Us | Help | Report a Bug
Sign in | Join
 

Carbide Insert Flush-Trim Bit Breaux Bridge LA

CMT's new carbide insert bits, $85, solve this problem, plus a few others. “Whoa!” you say. “85 bucks for a flush-trim bit?” You're right; it's a lot of dough. A comparable noninsert flush-trim bit with a 1/2-in. shank and 1-in. cut length costs around $35.

The Home Depot
(337)289-1394
1700 NE Evangeline
Lafayette, LA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(337)989-0911
3721 Ambassador Caffery
Lafayette, LA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Lowe's
(337) 291-2601
120 East Gloria Switch Road
Lafayette, LA
Hours
M-TH 6 am - 9 pm
FRI-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Ace Hardware
(337) 394-6024
331 S Main St
Saint Martinville, LA
 
LOWE'S OF LAFAYETTE, LA.
337 981-3434
3726 AMBASSADOR CAFFERY LAFAYETTE, LA, 70503
Lafayette, LA
 
The Home Depot
(337)839-5526
213 Saint Nazaire Rd
Broussard, LA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Breaux Bridge True Value Hrdw
(337) 332-4579
219 S Main St
Breaux Bridge, LA
 
LOWE'S OF N. LAFAYETTE, LA.
337 291-2601
120 EAST GLORIA SWITCH RD LAFAYETTE, LA, 70507
Lafayette, LA
 
BUILDER'S TOOL & FASTENER
337-984-5623
4947 JOHNSTON STREET LAFAYETTE, LA, 70503
Lafayette, LA
 
Acadiana Mall
(337) 988-8200
5715 Johnston St
Lafayette, LA
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:12-18
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:12-18

Carbide Insert Flush-Trim Bit

Carbide Insert Flush-Trim Bit



I use a flush-trim bit a lot, particularly for trimming face frames to cabinet sides and parts flush with templates. Unfortunately, after a few sharpenings, it's not a flush-trim bit any more. It's an almost-flush-trim bit, because of the cutter's reduced diameter. CMT's new carbide insert bits, $85, solve this problem, plus a few others. “Whoa!” you say. “85 bucks for a flush-trim bit?” You're right; it's a lot of dough. A comparable noninsert flush-trim bit with a 1/2-in. shank and 1-in. cut length costs around $35. But let's do a little math. The carbide inserts are double-edged, so you automatically get two bits for the price of one. That eliminates one $10 sharpening. After you've worn out the second edge, replacement cutters are only $6 per pair, which is like getting two flush-trim bits, because they're double-edged. So the inexpensive replacement knives save you another $20 worth of sharpening. Finally, the carbide used on CMT's insert cutters, as on almost all insert cutters, is higher quality than on noninsert cutters, so it lasts longer. Insert router bits aren't for everyone. They're obviously more expensive than their noninsert counterparts. But if you're a heavy user of router bits, especially if you do lots of work in abrasive material, such as particleboard, MDF or plastic laminate, they pay off in no time.

Source:
CMT, (888) 268-2487, www.cmtusa.com, Double Flute flush-trim bit, 657.692.11, $85, Replacement knives, 790.300.300, $6.

Click here to read the rest of the article from American Woodworker