Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Yes and no. I have seen and even used regular metal cutting carbide cutters. They work. No the ones on the Easywoodtools and Hunter tools are different. Well sorta. The square bits used by EWT are actually wood cutting tools. They are the same cutters used in the spiral cutting heads use in planers. I don't know about the round cutter but it's flat on top.
Many metal cutting bits have a slight dip right behind the cutting edge. Can't say if this helps or hurts for cutting wood. I'll have to try because I do have some.
The Hunter tool cutter is different from the above. It is metal cutting bit but it's used for cutting aluminum. It is round but has a polished recessed top surface. This leaves the cutting edged extremely sharp.