Looking For a Router Bit Recommendation

I have a Shapeoko 3XL. The only cutters I have were purchased from Carbide 3D. I am looking for a recommendation of a different type of cutter to purchase that Carbide 3D doesn’t appear to sell.

I want to get a 1/4" shank bit that has a large, flat head for clearing the top of a piece of wood, as I don’t have access to a planer. I’ve heard people mention those before, but I am not sure what they would be called or what company would manufacture them.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

I think they make an 1 1/2" also, this one works really well!

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Thanks for the info! I appreciate it!


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These are known as flycutters ---- you have to take a really light pass with them.

We had a bit about this on the wiki at:

Shapeoko CNC Router, Rigid, Accurate, Reliable, and Affordable (and I’ve added @fiero1’s link, so we have a circular reference and that is linked to from the Endmills page: Shapeoko CNC Router, Rigid, Accurate, Reliable, and Affordable for compleatness’ sake)

Since then, Carbide 3D has launched the McFly:

Thanks for the info, Will!


I found this site when looking for end mills for my new machine. They have about every size and coating under the sun. Hope this helps!




Thank you for the information!