Must have bits to start my adventure


(Jack Rease) #1

Look for the must have bits for my new XXL… Thanks Jack


(Neil Ferreri) #2

Any ideas on what you’re going to be making?
There will be different answers from those that cut aluminum, carve signs, carve reliefs, make guitars, or mill PCBs.


(Griff Carpenter) #3

IMHO two: 1/4” 2 flute carbide, 1/8” 2 flute carbide. These will cut both wood and aluminum and on and on.

After you’ve done some cutting with those, the next two will be 1/8” and 1/4” 2 flute ball nose carbide. These will cut both wood and aluminum and on and on.

I wouldn’t bother with all the other myriad offerings until you get some experience cutting.

I get most of my mills from these guys: https://www.ebay.com/usr/roguesystemsinc


(Jack Rease) #4

Will be doing wood… Signs and carvings… thanks


(Jack Rease) #5

Thanks for the info…


(Neil Ferreri) #6

In addition to what @Griff mentioned, I’d look at Whiteside 90 degree and 60 degree V-bits. You’ll also want to use a downcut end mill for bottom surfacing/pocketing in wood.


(Jack Rease) #7

Thanks Neil for the info… can use all the info I can get


(William Adams) #8

List of suggestions at:

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

c.f., https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Endmills#Specific_Bit_and_Brand_Recommendations


(Jack Rease) #9

Thank you Will… this helps out alot…


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