Compression Bits Part 1
What is a Compression Bit?
A Compression bit is the combination of both up-cut and down-cut spirals. Typically, a compression spiral has an up-cut single, double, or triple flute at the tip of the cutter, approximately one-third of the cutting length. The remaining two-thirds is ground to give a downcutting shear. By combining both geometries, you achieve a win/win situation. The bottom of the material is pulled upwards while the top of the material is pushed downwards thus eliminating the risk of damaging the laminating surfaces. When run at full depth, the bit leaves a sharp, clean edge on both sides of your workpiece.