Spiral Up cut or Spiral down cut bits for endcaps

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Sebastian, Dec 6, 2002.

  1. Sebastian

    Sebastian Second Unit

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    If you want the cleanest possible cut when cutting through MDF or Baltic Birch 13 plywood,
    Is the only difference between the two bits is good face up/down when cutting?
    Or is one better than the other?
    I will be cutting circles for sonotube end caps.
    Thanks
     
  2. Mark_E_Smith

    Mark_E_Smith Second Unit

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    "Is the only difference between the two bits is good face up/down when cutting?"

    Thats about it. My next bit purchase will be carbide downcut bits as I mostly cut on the face side when I am recessing the drivers and tweeters. Upcuts leave a little fuzz.
     
  3. Brian Bunge

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    The upcut bits are great for clearing MDF dust out of the groove as you cut. So that's what I use. But the downcut bits are great if you're going with Mark's application on a pre-veneered panel.
     

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