1. #1
    hi im looking at some cnc router bits to buy and i need some advice since im new to this.

    i want to be able to cut 2D parts and also do some engraving of texts. is the part below ok for text engraving, if not what could i use this part for.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ELU-E45114...item35c03ae249

    is this the part below ok for 2D cutting? thanks. any further advice appreciated
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ELU-HSS-TW...item35c0a4aa32

  2. #2
    It might help if you mention what material you want to cut.

  3. #3
    sorry, its for both softwood hardwood

  4. #4
    sorry, its for both softwood hardwood

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Skydeals View Post
    hi im looking at some cnc router bits to buy and i need some advice since im new to this.

    i want to be able to cut 2D parts and also do some engraving of texts. is the part below ok for text engraving, if not what could i use this part for.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ELU-E45114...item35c03ae249
    Unless you want text where the bottom of the cut is rounded.
    This is the best I've found for text, they also do a 60deg cutter if you want deeper or finer cuts. They come to a fine point for the smallest text. http://www.wealdentool.com/acatalog/...egree_718.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Skydeals View Post
    is this the part below ok for 2D cutting? thanks. any further advice appreciated
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ELU-HSS-TW...item35c0a4aa32
    They would do, but for rough cuts I use these cheaper ones; http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Powe...+x+12mm/p67412
    Then for finishing use something better from Wealden or Axminster.
    Last edited by EddyCurrent; 01-11-2014 at 07:52 PM.
    Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted

  6. #6
    To cover the basic necessities You would like to have:

    2D jobs:

    - 3mm/ 1/8" and 6mm/1/4" 2 flute square end or fish tail , for general profiling. Fish tail is better for wood, 30 degree spiral upcut.

    - ~20mm for pockets and surfacing , 2 flute square end

    - 3mm/1/8" and 6mm/1/4" 45 / 60 degree V cutter or engraver for Signs and letters. 60 degrees is better, 90 degrees is for bigger signs and bigger size like 1/2".

    3mm/1/8" 30 degrees is best for small details, molds from plastic and so, but breaks very easily, so better option is to be engraver/flat tipped/.

    V cutter is not the same as engraving bit.


    For smallish details you would need 1-2mm 2 flutes, and for deeper jobs you may need extended shank or long reach.

    Its up to you but i prefer to have 2 types of each before mentioned.
    One type is stub length, means 6mm shank and 6mm LOC , other is maximum LOC, 1/4 shank -1"LOC


    Generally the best is to arm yourself at first with 3mm /1/8" solid carbide bits and cheap 6mm HSS



    3D jobs:

    -big cleaning bit
    -1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 6mm, ball nose , dep[ends on the size and resolution of job. The bigger the shank, the better, same for the above list.
    Last edited by Boyan Silyavski; 02-11-2014 at 02:03 PM.

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