VORTEX SERIES 1200 - TWO FLUTE UPCUT FINISHING SPIRAL
Two flute finishing tools are used when a smooth edge cut is required and is a popular tool design for most routing applications. Because of some unique cutting tool properties, solid carbide spiral tools produce the best edge qualities of any cutting tool design available. Additionally, solid carbide router bits are able to produce these cuts at the fastest feed rates possible as compared to any other type of routing tool.
- The upcut spiral is a right hand spiral with a right hand rotation of cut. An upcut spiral will cause the chips to be "augered" upwards during cuting. This can be particularly useful in slotting cuts or where chip removal is a problem. Upcut spiral bits have a tendency to "lift" the part in some cases. Additional holding power or stepped cutting may be required.
- Upcut spiral bits will leave a smooth cut on the bottom of a thru cut and tend to leave some fuzzing on the top edge in certain materials.
- Upcut spirals straight plunge/drill and have a good end cutting geometry.