I have a 2 part questions I am hoping the community can help me with before I end up breaking the brand new bit I just purchased. The bit is an Amana 1/8" Long Reach Compression Bit (#46176). Amana website shows the B1 dimension as 7/32.
With this information I am setting up my CAM for cutting out an item in 3/4 inch plywood (radiata pine right now for testing, eventually will be transitioning to baltic birch). My questions is, to take advantage of the compression bit, and allow the downcut portion to act on the top face of the plywood on a contour pass, it seems like i will need to make a 0.25" DOC with this bit so the bit will engage the downcut flutes on the top layer.
Does anyone have experience taking such a deep cut with contour cuts (full width of cut) with a 1/8" bit? Amana recommends a 40IPM speed which is significantly slower than i have been using on other 1/4 inch bits but thinking that’s due to the need to take such a deep pass with this bit.
any recommendations or experience with this? Any tips for setting up CAM in fusion 360 for this? Is there a way to program fusion to take a deep first pass and then take a shallower step down after the initial cut and the top layer of the plywood is cut?
Thank you for the help!