I recently bought the Whiteside SC50 router bit. Precision carving at its finest.....in my humble, naive, inexperienced and unsolicited opinion.
Granted, due to the contour and diameter of the router bit, you are very limited on the depth and speed of cut. So that means if you want a really deep cut you will be making several passes. YOU CAN'T HORSE THIS BIT.....YOU WILL SNAP THE END OF THE BIT OFF. And they can't be reground easily.....it's cheaper (all things considered) to replace it when that happens.
I recently made a sign using this bit. I used it for the doves (4 each) in the "Faith Sign" I made using White Pine. I cut them to a depth of 1/8", in 1 pass, and they were perfect. I did not go any deeper. They say the maximum depth should be no more than 3/16" in softer woods.
I give this bit two thumbs up. If you have used this bit, how do you rate it? And why?
I may not know what I'm doing, but I am having fun doing it wrong!!
Happy Day Veterans!!