I am new to CNC and wanted to see if anyone could help me with setting up for surfacing operations mainly for wood and epoxy resin products.
I have a whiteside 1" surfacing bit with 3 chips, but I have not been able to find what settings are needed to program the tool DB for correct operation. I currently have RPM at 16000, Feed at 45 IPM. What is an acceptable plungerate?
Also the toolpath is confusing me as well. When setting up do I need to create individual lines to prevent the router from starting in the middle of my project?
Any help and guidance is much appreciated.
Can I ask what the stepover and plunge was? Thanks.
It varies mainly due to the depth of the lines/cuts in the waste board that I want to remove. Step over it as far as I can go…if I am using a 3/4" cutter, I will step over 0.7ish…if I am using my 1.375 facing cutter, I will use 1.30.
Yes I have trammed my router. I did up my feedrate significantly and that alone was a huge difference. What RPM do you have your bit set too?
My stepover is 20% and the plunge is set to 8.00 Inches
My Makita stays at 11,000 (lowest setting) unless I am engraving. I like how quiet it is at that speed…I like quiet.
I use the Dewalt and its lowest setting is 16k.
My DeWalt sits in the cabinet listening to it’s Makita cousin…best move I made was replacing it (for me).
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