Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 6
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by dcl10 Won't work with most jigs
The bit itself is good quality, but the bearing is not flush with the bit. Most jigs require a flush cutting bit, so this will leave you about 1/16th too short all around. They must have thier own proprietary jig or something and that's why they do it. I have 4 different jigs but this is useless on all of them.
March 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jawolf Didn't work in the application I had in mind
I wasn't able to use the router bit in my hinge mortising template. I kept it because the shape looks useful. So I can't really say one way or the other how it might work.
February 3, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Duke Size is deceptive
Be carefull if you purchase this bit for mortising hinges. They state that it is 1/2 . The pilot bearing is 5/8. So if you buy a jig or make one like I did you must allow for the difference. I sent an hour making a template and was surprised when the hing did not fit. The routed area was 1/8 smaller than the hing. I had to recreate the template (another hour). . Beware CHECK THE PACKAGING BEFORE BUYING . There are other manufactureres that make the bearing and the cutting bit the same size.
January 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tacoma Great additon to my mortising kit
I bought this bit to replace a high speed steel bit that was included in a Porter Cable mortising jig for hinges. The HSS bit would burn and dull quickly and I'd have to pay to have it sharpened. This solid carbide bit stays razor sharp and produces nice clean mortises.
June 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dirt This product does a nice neat cut.
this product worked great except the guide bearing didn't work with my hinge mortising guide. So I had to guide it myself.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by flyhard Freud Quality
In my opinion Freud makes the best router bits. The cuts are clean and precise.
November 10, 2013