Router Bit Question - V bit or Ball bit

I have a 1/32 Ball 5 Degree Taper Carving Bit (

How should I enter this into CC? My first thought would be that it needs to be a V bit so I can specify the 5 degree taper. Is that correct?

Unfortunately, Carbide Create doesn’t support such endmill geometry. You have two options:

  • enter as a ball-nosed and risk the taper running into less angled features
  • enter as a V endmill and accept that the radius of the endmill won’t be cut and set Z-origin in a way to make up for that.

Thanks for the reply Will.

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