What bits to buy for DW611? Any consensus?

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netbeing
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What bits to buy for DW611? Any consensus?

Post by netbeing » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:08 pm

Hello,
I just ordered SO3 XXL and Dewalt DW611 but will have to wait for 2+ weeks. Now I am research what I need so hopefully I could use some help from you experienced users of XXL.

My main projects will be letter cutouts from 1/2" Baltic birch plywood. I will move to more complex ones as I get more comfortable with the machine. I will likely use Adobe illustrator to design lettering.
So here are my questions:

1. What bits (model #) are best for my purpose with DW611? I heard some mentioned precision bits. But I really don't know what make/models are the best for my purpose. Advice?
2. Anyway to lower the noise from shopvac vaccum? (I will build a simple dust shoe myself to start with.)

Help me the newbie, please.
Byron

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Re: What bits to buy for DW611? Any consensus?

Post by WillAdams » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:18 pm

What you need to some degree depends on what you wish to do.

List on the wiki at:

https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php ... tarter_set
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets

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