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
The community has some notes on this here:
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:
This is awesome. Heading to harbor freight tomorrow!
What settings do you use for the Jerray tapered type bit? is it like a thin V carve bit?