CNCRoutershop Single Flute Upward Spiral

The CNCRoutershop Single Flute Upward Spiral cutters are low cost, general-purpose tools which are suitable for use on a wide range of materials.

These cutters are a very popular choice for those with a limited budget. For the best quality of cut and extended tool life, please see our range of Belin Upward Spiral tools.

Geometry: Single flute, upward spiral

Material: Solid carbide

Min Cut Diameter: 2mm

Max Cut Diameter: 12mm

Use for: Profile cutting and pocketing in all rigid plastics, woods and foams

Note: AXYZ International also sell CNC Routers

Filter products:

Product Name Price Qty
1011J-2-6: 2mm cut diameter (D), 6mm shank (D1), 6mm cut length (C), 58mm overall length (L)
1011J-3-6: 3mm cut diameter (D), 6mm shank (D1), 10mm cut length (C), 58mm overall length (L)
1011J-4-6: 4mm cut diameter (D), 6mm shank (D1), 12mm cut length (C), 58mm overall length (L)
1012J-4-6: 4mm cut diameter (D), 6mm shank (D1), 20mm cut length (C), 60mm overall length (L)
1011J-5-6: 5mm cut diameter (D), 6mm shank (D1), 16mm cut length (C), 58mm overall length (L)
1011J-6: 6mm cut diameter (D), 6mm shank (D1), 20mm cut length (C), 58mm overall length (L)
1012J-6: 6mm cut diameter (D), 6mm shank (D1), 30mm cut length (C), 70mm overall length (L)
1014J-6: 6mm cut diameter (D), 6mm shank (D1) , 40mm cut length (C), 80mm overall length (L)
1014J-8: 8mm cut diameter (D), 8mm shank (D1), 31mm cut length (C), 64mm overall length (L)
1011J-10: 10mm cut diameter (D), 10mm shank (D1), 30mm cut length (C), 73mm overall length (L)
1011J-12: 12mm cut diameter (D), 12mm shank (D1), 30mm cut length (C), 73mm overall length (L)
Product Description

These tools are designed to process most types of rigid plastic materials. such as acrylic, polycarbonate, PVC, nylon, etc. They are also very effective for use on woods and foams. The upward spiral geometry ejects swarf and dust toward the top of the cutter, making waste-material removal easy with a quality extraction system. During cutting, the spiral flute tends to lift the material so a good work-holding system is important to eliminate any movement or vibration which can cause inaccuracy and poor cut quality.


These cutters are specially manufactured for CNCRoutershop to provide a versatile, low-cost tool suitable for a wide range of applications.

Recommended for

This type of tool is recommended for use on:

  • All types of rigid plastic materials such as acrylic, ABS, PVC, polycarbonate and acetal.

They can also be used on additional materials with varying results. Other uses include:

  • Woods including MDF, plywood, chipboard and all natural hard and soft woods.
  • Foam.

AXYZ recommends using tools specifically designed for each material and application.

Feeds and Speeds

Typical settings for the 6mm (1011J-6) tool profile cutting acrylic are:


Feed rate: Approx 3m/min

Spindle rpm: 22,000 - 24,000

Max cut depth: 8 - 10mm

NOTE: These values should be used for guidance only. Under most conditions, they will be a reliable starting point. With experience, you may well find that they can be improved to better suit specific machining applications.

Maintenance Tips

These tools are very hard and wear-resistant but they are susceptible to damage caused by careless handling. Always store tools in individual packaging to avoid damage caused by contact with other tooling. Even a very small chip in the cutting edge will cause unwanted marks on the workpiece and lead to faster tool wear.

Click here for detailed tips on tool and collet maintenance

Additional Information
Additional Information
Flute type Upward Spiral
Material Plastics, Woods, Foam
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