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by XStroX
Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cut Quality Test Results - Input Appreciated
Replies: 16
Views: 2436

Re: Cut Quality Test Results - Input Appreciated

Just a quick update. My downcut, 2 flute, square ended bit arrived and I combined that with oak from Lowes and what a difference! Like night an day. I'm not sure I need to sand at all. I also ordered a downcut, 2 flute, fish tail but can someone explain when I would use a fishtail instead of a squar...
by XStroX
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cut Quality Test Results - Input Appreciated
Replies: 16
Views: 2436

Re: Cut Quality Test Results - Input Appreciated

Is it just me or is just about everyone in agreement that upward spiral endmills are not great for wood especially if using pine? I can't believe this isn't more widely mentioned in the Wiki's and everywhere else as pine is one of the first woods many will buy (cheapest lumber it seems). I know that...
by XStroX
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cut Quality Test Results - Input Appreciated
Replies: 16
Views: 2436

Re: Cut Quality Test Results - Input Appreciated

And thank you both for responding!!!
by XStroX
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cut Quality Test Results - Input Appreciated
Replies: 16
Views: 2436

Re: Cut Quality Test Results - Input Appreciated

The bits I have been using are from drillman1 on Ebay which I've heard are excellent. All are carbide. I have not however used a downward spiral so I just ordered one to give it a shot. Also, you mentioned you get a cleanest cut with maple? If so I'll have to pick up a few pieces and give it a shot....
by XStroX
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cut Quality Test Results - Input Appreciated
Replies: 16
Views: 2436

Cut Quality Test Results - Input Appreciated

I've been getting sick of all the sanding I need to do after cutting projects out with my Shapeoko 3. I don't feel like I hear others complaining about this that often and figured I must be doing something wrong. I decided to run a number of test cuts. See below. All are with DWP611 and the material...
by XStroX
Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help with End Mill type and feed rate
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Help with End Mill type and feed rate

I just tried cutting a different type of wood that wasn't having this issue with a few weeks ago and now I'm having it there too. I'm thinking my end mill is no longer sharp.
by XStroX
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help with End Mill type and feed rate
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Help with End Mill type and feed rate

Try 80-100IPM and depth per pass of .05-.07. If you're cutting to .2", try .06" passes, this will make your final pass .02" Also try climb cutting vs. conventionAl to see if that helps. I tried 80 IPM and 0.06 depth. I didn't see any difference. If anything it was maybe a bit worse and my trim rout...
by XStroX
Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help with End Mill type and feed rate
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Help with End Mill type and feed rate

What does climb cutting vs conventional mean?

Thanks!
by XStroX
Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help with End Mill type and feed rate
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Help with End Mill type and feed rate

Additional Settings: Using MakerCam for G code. Conventional cutting I believe. Step Down = 0.1" (I've tried 0.05" as well) Total Depth = 0.2" (2 passes total) Feed Rate = I've tried 30 and 45 inches/min Plunge Rate = 10 inches / min RPM = Max which I think is around 27,000 RPM based on other thread...
by XStroX
Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Help with End Mill type and feed rate
Replies: 11
Views: 1834

Re: Help with End Mill type and feed rate

I hadn't considered that no. Just not a lot of data out there on pine evidently. That seems to be my only easy to get option right now that is 0.75 thick and over 12" wide. Edge glued pine.... I've tried 30 and 45 inches per minute and neither seems to have any difference. This same end mill cut thr...