Custom Solid Carbide Router Bits
Orbit Tool Works can provide a wide range of sizes of solid carbide router bits, end mills and form cutters to meet your specifications. If you can't find a standard cutter, end mill, or router bit for your upcoming job, concider having us make exactly what you need from solid carbide.
Solid carbide is used when the cutter geometry can not be made as a custom brazed carbide router bit. When features are very small (under 1/16" diameter), or a helical cutter grind is required, solid carbide can be the solution. Sometimes strength and rigidity is needed that can not be provided by steel bodied brazed carbide. Solid carbide cutters also usually more precise geometry for your tighter toleranced work requirements.
Cutters can be ground with a helical spiral up cut or a helical spiral down cut. The spral down cut is used to help keep the face of the material from chipping out, and to force the material aginst the down aginst the fixturing when needed to keep the material from lifting up off the table.
Helical spiral cutters produce a higher quality finish when working with dificult to cut materials.