Downcut Spiral Bits

Vortex Tool expands its XP “Xtreme Performance” Series of solid carbide tooling with the 1300XP Downcut Spiral and the 3400XP Compression Spiral with Chipbreakers. Designed for difficult to cut materials, the Series 1300XP Downcut Spiral tooling produces a clean top edge of a dado-type or groove-type cut or a simple through-cut where the bottom edge quality is not important. Series 3400XP Compression Spirals with Chipbreakers are designed to provide 3-5 times more tool life than standard compression geometry, adds Vortex. The chipbreaker design allows for free cutting action in solid wood and plywood materials.

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About Vortex Tool Co.

For more than 25 years, Vortex Tool Company has built a reputation as an innovator, manufacturing high performance router and insert cutting tools for the woodworking and plastics industries. From its facility in Schofield, Wisconsin, Vortex produces tools with cutting edges in various grades of carbide, stellite, high-speed steel and polycrystalline diamond, and provides custom tool design, profiled inserts, retipping and sharpening services.

Vortex stands alone as an industry leader with many industry firsts. Vortex high-quality tools provide higher operating speeds, significantly longer tool life, and long-term value, having built a customer base of over 3,000 companies. Its latest tooling innovation, the XP “Extreme Performance” Series, is the result of extensive testing performed on Vortex’s own CNC test router.

In addition to its standard line of router tools, Vortex has designed hundreds of tools for special applications. Vortex’s commitment to excellence is evidenced by an ongoing investment in state-of-the-art equipment, including recent investments in fully automated robotic manufacturing work cells enabling Vortex to produce tooling to the highest standards available anywhere in the world!


Vortex places a high priority on customer service. Technical support staff is available to answer your questions when you need it, now! Custom tooling services will deliver tooling in typically three weeks or less with the personal touch you want in a supplier. Vortex Tool maintains a huge inventory with over 10,000 tools in stock so most orders will ship the same day. Call Vortex today. Get the answers you need now and the best quality tooling designed to do the job right. 




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