1. #1

    I'm relatively new to the forum and posted just a couple of times.

    I've just bought a Boxford CNC router for the batch production of small hardwood items.

    I'm sure this has already been discussed, but can anyone with experience of the fine finishing of hardwoods recommend a good source for tooling.

    Would I be better using a 10mm or bigger shank,rather than a 6mm? I've told that this will lessen vibration and some noise.

    Any tips as to how to get a good finish would be much appreciated. Also any thoughts on a good source of information on the subject, online or books.

    Many thanks,


  2. Hi, tools for hardwood routing, solid carbide spiral tools are widely used, but PCD diamond bits get a much better performance.

  3. #3
    Hi Ricocnc,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Some solid carbide I have and I'll see how they go. The diamond PCD are a new to me, I'll check them out.

    All the best,

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