I did watch the video and I almost followed the directions correctly but now realize that the Angle may be critical. Just now I went back to learn what would be appropriate and the description reads: High-precision Carbide Metalworking CNC Engraving Machine Bits 3.175mm 1/8" Shank 30 Degree 0.2mm Tip Dia Sharp Conical Engravers Cutter V-Bits Wood Carving V-Shaped Bits

The video talked about using half the number.
If I understood correctly then I should enter 15 degrees.
Is that what you’d recommend? Let me know and I’ll give it a try.

Travis, that is correct. Use half the angle. If for example, you have a 90’ v-bit, you would put in 45. In your case 15. Make sure you add the flute length, which if i’ve been doing it right is the length from the tip to the top of the cutting surface. Once you have all the information in all the fields, click OK and it should be entered. Make sure you are looking for the correct tool number that you entered…you can make that any number you don’t already have. I usually use a 9000 series number for my own custom tools.

The video was completely correct though admittedly the I didn’t properly appreciate its fleeting mention of calculating and entering the angle. Seems to me that if a I choose Vee Mill with zero Angle then I shouldn’t be able to save the new tool. Just switching to End Mill without explanation leads to confusion.

Regardless, the clarifications from Scott and Richard made it possible for me to get results. Thank you. My only other conclusion is I need to add a variety of angles to my cutter inventory as 30% creates a deep and narrow cut.

As always your suggestions greatly help. MY error was specifically in the “double-click on the new tool to go into edit mode”

Your bullet-pointed notes are incredibly helpful as I am assembling a few quick tip spreadsheets for myself from the stepwise suggestions and calculators found throughout the forum. I will be sure to send your way they feel complete and I actually figure out what I am doing!