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I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:55 pm
by Improbable Construct
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!

Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:13 am
by tweak
Thank you for the recommendation. I'll order a couple.

Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:09 pm
by Improbable Construct
You really only need one and a couple of the replacement cutters. :)

Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:52 am
by Aaron Seltzer
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?

Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:27 am
by Improbable Construct
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.

Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:53 pm
by Aaron Seltzer
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.

Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:19 pm
by dataway
Improbable Construct could you post a picture of the results you had with this Bit that would be much appreciated.

Regards,

John

Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:44 pm
by Improbable Construct
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.

Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:26 pm
by dataway
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...

Re: I found an excellent and inexpensive V bit

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:20 am
by Improbable Construct
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.