. .
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1. #11
    spiral or ramp it in, I have been getting the real cheap ones from banggood and had good results and about 1-3 each depending on size
    Last edited by charlieuk; 18-11-2017 at 12:01 AM.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by charlieuk View Post
    spiral or ramp it in, I have been getting the real cheap ones from banggood and had good results and about 1-3 each depending on size
    Carbide or HSS?

  3. #13
    carbide

  4. #14
    Plunging can leave marks on the edge, ramping into the cut is a far better method.

    Measure the thickness of the MDF, if it's more than nominal then it likely has moisture content and that can make it fluffy.
    ONLY if it's dry, a coat of spirit sanding sealer helps to keep it dry and also penetrates and consolidates the surface making for a crisper edge.
    Last edited by EddyCurrent; 18-11-2017 at 01:30 PM.
    Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to EddyCurrent For This Useful Post:


  6. Quote Originally Posted by charlieuk View Post
    a straight flute generally works ok for me certainly better than that
    Solid carbide up-cut double flutes spiral router bits are also a good choice for MDF cutting. Two large grooves can easily remove chips and keep bits in balance during rotation. They are also high temperature resistant, and tungsten solid carbide can guarantee a long use life.

  7. #16
    If you get it in small quantities, there is a material called Valchromat which is vastly superior to MDF, and it machines beautifully. It is also coloured and great for furniture building. I'm in the process of using it to make a clock case now.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. NEW MEMBER: Greetings and a question
    By Jono in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-04-2017, 12:06 PM
  2. VFD Question
    By Chaz in forum Motor Drivers & Controllers
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 14-01-2017, 08:41 PM
  3. PSU question
    By iforeman in forum General Electronics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23-11-2016, 10:56 PM
  4. question ...
    By Wobblybootie in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-01-2010, 12:04 AM
  5. A question
    By bodgeitandscarper in forum Gantry/Router Machines & Building
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-12-2009, 08:30 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •