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  1. #11
    I am currently looking at part no. RDM62760 from here: https://routercutter.co.uk/rdm62760

    Given that I am looking for a spiral end mill down cutter with 6mm shank, it looks like that is the thing.

    Am I close?

    Kind regards

    Richard

  2. #12
    A few other candidates here http://www.trendproductsonline.co.uk...ters-850-c.asp . The negative aspect of downcut cutters is that because of the shaving being pushed down and having no easy escape route it can get a bit warm and make the motor work a bit harder.Not normally a problem with sharp cutters.

  3. #13
    Thank you for that. It seems that the dimensions of those cutters must mostly be based on imperial measurements even though they are expressing in mm - would that be right?
    I have heard that I should limit the plunge depth to 75% of the tool diameter. I plan to extract the shavings via vacuum - most probably hand held close to the bit. One aspect of what I want to do is to remove most of the inside of a small block of wood measuring roughly 200 x 80 x 40 mm - I guess I could use the down cut bit first for the extremity of this cut and use an up cut bit to remove the bulk where the surface tearing would be irrelevant. Is that kind of process common practice?
    Kind regards
    Richard

  4. #14
    Perhaps you want a router bit for cutting wood and a milling cutter for cutting metal?

  5. #15
    Big thank you for all your help.
    Got the top down cutter, had a go with it today, amazing difference, its now doing exactly what I want it to do.
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    Nice clean edges from top to bottom, no tearing, all good.
    Thanks again.

    Kind regards
    Richard

  6. #16
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    Good to see you got it sorted. I've not cut softwood for ages and, TBH, I'd forgot what bit I used when I did cut it successfully (these days I mostly cut hardwood.)
    Any chance you posting the cutter you used for future reference. Thanks.
    Bought a Chinese 6040...if only I'd known better :(

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Rye View Post
    Good to see you got it sorted. I've not cut softwood for ages and, TBH, I'd forgot what bit I used when I did cut it successfully (these days I mostly cut hardwood.)
    Any chance you posting the cutter you used for future reference. Thanks.
    Indeed - I got the following:

    part no. RDM62760 from here: https://routercutter.co.uk/rdm62760

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