Good recommendations for starter bit set with Dewalt Router?


(Sailesh Kadam) #1

Just got my Shapeoko 3 XXL and it is awesome! Did some test cuts with the endmill that comes with it. Wanted to know if there were any good basic endmills or endmill sets (cheap is fine) so I can do some different projects and figure out what I’ll need to upgrade in the future. Thanks! Feel free to let me know if this is not the right place for this post, as this is my first time on the forums


(William Adams) #2

The community has some notes on this here:

https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Endmills#Suggested_starter_set

and more at: https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Endmills#General_purpose.2Fstarter_set


(Alvin Moses) #3

My 2 cents
End mill with tips 1/4, 1/8 and a cheap set for clearing out wood like this one from Harbor Freight : https://www.harborfreight.com/carbide-tip-straight-router-bit-set-3-pc-68869.html

Ball tips 1/4, 1/8 and maybe a smaller if going to do 2.5D/3D artworks with fine detail

30/60/90 V bits, plenty affordable ones from Amazon/Ebay (whiteside or yonico good brand for starting out)

a nice tapered bit for ultrafine work

and if you want to erase the top of your wasteboard or another board - something like this:


(Sailesh Kadam) #4

This is awesome. Heading to harbor freight tomorrow!


(Luc) #5

What settings do you use for the Jerray tapered type bit? is it like a thin V carve bit?