PCD material has the characteristics of extremely high hardness and extremely fine particles. Straight router bit with PCD material as cutting edge has high processing efficiency, long life time, high surface finish of the processed material and less burrs.
However, due to the high cost of PCD material itself, it is usually priced in square millimeters, the machine & equipment for sharpening PCD tipped straight router bit is very expensive, so the PCD cutting edge tipped straight router bit is very expensive and the penetration rate is low. It is only suitable for customer groups that require high processing accuracy and high surface finish of the processed material.But,due to the long service life time of the PCD cutting edge tipped straight router bit, its use cost can be effectively reduced, and ultimately it also has a higher cost performance.
On the other hand, tungsten carbide tipped straight router bit(https://www.conquer-precisiontools.com/products/products_25_1.html), because the price of tungsten carbide materials is much cheaper than PCD materials,usually priced in kilograms, and the price of machine & equipment for sharpening tungsten carbide straight router bit is cheap, so tungsten carbide tipped straight router bit as consumables, the price is usually very cheap, high penetration rate, more widely used.
Since the tungsten carbide material is softer than the PCD material, the surface finish of the material processed by the tungsten carbide tipped straight router bit is poor and has more burrs.It is widely applicable to those customers who do not require high processing accuracy and the surface finish of processed materials is not high.