- Astra Coated
- Solid Carbide
- 2 Flute
- 1/4″ Shank
- Included angle: 90 degrees
- Length of Cut: 1/8″ (.125)
- Tool Length: 2-1/2 inches
- Made in USA
These tools are coated with a proprietary high performance *Astra coating* that allows higher speed & feed rates as well as 2x the extended tool life & increased lubricity in abrasive material
Jonathan's Hot Take:
This 90 degree bit (actually 45 degrees) is fantastic for long or shallow carves. The wider cutting tools keeps it sharper and less prone to breaking with aggressive feeds and speeds.
These bits provide the HIGHEST VALUE because the Astra Coating makes them last at least 2-4x longer than uncoated bits. This is one of those times that spending a little more upfront saves you a lot of money down the line.
Spiral bits perform 100x better and 100x longer than straight bits. I recommend staying away from straight bits in general, because they dull so much faster and their aggressive cutting profile can be much less safe.
Check out the video in additional resources for more info.