Hey everyone, I do some fairly detailed carving for the pieces that I am selling, lots of very small text. I get some pretty great results from 30 degree bits, so I thought I would check here and see if anyone has a favorite brand that they tend to stick to.
I’ve been playing with a couple Amana engraving bits – the 45771 and the 45620 in particular. Both make for some very nice and clean results. The only problem is, I find that the tips seem to break fairly easily, and once they do it completely throws off the project, since the width of the tip is now different, which can create inconsistent results if you don’t realize it broke and then reset your zero using the bit setter. And of course the tips are so insanely small, it would be pretty difficult to get a new measurement for the end mill settings.
So I am hoping there is a less expensive brand out there, which perhaps sells in packs of 5 or 10. I’m thinking Amana might just not be worth the price if I can only do a couple projects before the tips break.
I am carving in hardwood, if that helps.
So what 30 degree engraving/vbits would you recommend?
Here are the two I talked about above: