I have a shapokeo 3 with the Makita Router, I lost my bit from Carbide, so I bought this:
1/4" endmill, DOC is .75 and so is my material.
Could anyone recommend
A)Makita Speed Setting
B)Depth per pass
C) Stepover (what is this?)
Were cutting about 8’ worth of a big sign, so speed is necessary but I dont wanna be cutting forever. Any help would be awesome!
The official feeds and speeds for MDF at: https://docs.carbide3d.com/support/#tooling-support are for a 3-flute endmill.
The community has some further notes at: https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/Materials#MDF
I’d suggest starting with the Carbide 3D feeds and adjusting them per the testing technique: https://www.precisebits.com/tutorials/calibrating_feeds_n_speeds.htm
Please note however that endmills are consumables, so you’ll want multiples.
Shoot I completely glossed over 2 vs 3 flutes.
Do you think it would make that much of a difference since the mtl is MDF and not a harder wood?
Using the same parameters you were using before would be just fine.
Stepover is how much overlap there is between one cut and the next.
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