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I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Post by Improbable Construct » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:55 pm

I have been looking for a good V bit for some time.
I have tried bits from many of the normal manufactures: Frude, Oldham, and Bosch to name a few.
All of them are listed as 90 degree and none of them are.

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across this bit from Amana tool at Tools Today:
http://www.toolstoday.com/p-6015-in-tec ... r-bit.aspx

I used it for the first time yesterday and it was amazing.
It has an insert that can be used on all four corners so it is like 4 bits for the price of one.
The replaceable inserts run $3.00-$5.00. So it should be very cost effective.

I can not speak to the longevity of the insert but looking at the results in a piece of maple I think it will be pretty good.
If you are looking for a V bit I can recommend this one!
Shapeoko #Classified some of the bolts may be original parts.
Shapeoko 1 # ???? Stainless plates, still in the box.
Shapeoko 2 # 3926 not stock
Shapeoko 3 # 0003
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Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Post by tweak » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:13 am

Thank you for the recommendation. I'll order a couple.
ShapeOko hybrid, Dual X & Y Axis, ACME Z Axis, All NEMA 17, Kress 1050 FME-1 spindle (1.05KW), Steel V-Wheels & Hardcoat MakerSlide, Aluminum spacers, TinyG Controller, 800x550mm work area.

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Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Post by Improbable Construct » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:09 pm

You really only need one and a couple of the replacement cutters. :)
Shapeoko #Classified some of the bolts may be original parts.
Shapeoko 1 # ???? Stainless plates, still in the box.
Shapeoko 2 # 3926 not stock
Shapeoko 3 # 0003
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Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Post by Aaron Seltzer » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:52 am

Improbable Construct wrote:I have been looking for a good V bit for some time.
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If you are looking for a V bit I can recommend this one!
Me too, but I must be dense tonight...

How do you mount this massive shaft in a DeWalt 660 which can take only 1/8 or 1/4 bits?

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Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Post by Improbable Construct » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:27 am

Aaron Seltzer wrote:
Improbable Construct wrote:I have been looking for a good V bit for some time.
...
If you are looking for a V bit I can recommend this one!
Me too, but I must be dense tonight...

How do you mount this massive shaft in a DeWalt 660 which can take only 1/8 or 1/4 bits?
I am not sure where the link takes you but it takes me to a bit with a 1/4" shaft.
Shapeoko #Classified some of the bolts may be original parts.
Shapeoko 1 # ???? Stainless plates, still in the box.
Shapeoko 2 # 3926 not stock
Shapeoko 3 # 0003
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Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Post by Aaron Seltzer » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:53 pm

Improbable Construct wrote: I am not sure where the link takes you but it takes me to a bit with a 1/4" shaft.
Doh! I just discovered that d != D. I must have been really tired when I was looking at that page!

Thanks.

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Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Post by dataway » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:19 pm

Improbable Construct could you post a picture of the results you had with this Bit that would be much appreciated.

Regards,

John
Shapeoko 2, Dewalt DW660 1/4" shaft/ 1/8" shaft, 3D printed Dust Shoe,Dual Y Axis.

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Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Post by Improbable Construct » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:44 pm

dataway wrote:Improbable Construct could you post a picture of the results you had with this Bit that would be much appreciated.

Regards,

John
I used it to mill a quote on the handle of one of my custom mash paddles.
It was a rush order and I packed it up and shipped it without taking any pictures.
I will see if I can whip something up in the next day or two.
Shapeoko #Classified some of the bolts may be original parts.
Shapeoko 1 # ???? Stainless plates, still in the box.
Shapeoko 2 # 3926 not stock
Shapeoko 3 # 0003
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Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Post by dataway » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:26 pm

Improbable construct,

Thanks, I see on your ETSY store you paddle and it has some writing engraved on it, was that done with that V bit ?

Paddle looks awesome by the way....very cool...
Shapeoko 2, Dewalt DW660 1/4" shaft/ 1/8" shaft, 3D printed Dust Shoe,Dual Y Axis.

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Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Post by Improbable Construct » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:20 am

The one in my store currently was done with a $40.00 bit from Frude.
It was not 90 degrees. It left small divots in the corners.
Most people probably wouldn't notice if they didn't know what to look for but it bugged me.
The new bit provided a much cleaner cut.
My shapeoko is apart again...
I am extending the Z axis to 250mm and working on traming the spindle.
I hope to get it back together tomorrow.
Shapeoko #Classified some of the bolts may be original parts.
Shapeoko 1 # ???? Stainless plates, still in the box.
Shapeoko 2 # 3926 not stock
Shapeoko 3 # 0003
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