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    Gene,

    I bought a set and will start experimenting once I find a place to get some smaller collets for my HSD spindle.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by archis; 02-09-2011 at 07:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archis View Post
    Gene,

    I bought a set and will start experimenting once I find place to get some smaller collets for my HSD spindle.

    Thanks!
    ER what? plenty on E bay

    D/M ?
    Vector Studio 22

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    Should have guessed Ebay. D/M??

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    Jim,

    I use the v-bits from ToolsToday.com. They have a shank that holds carbide blades. These blades can be interchanged so 1 time you are running a 60 deg blade and then you could be running 90 degree blade without changing the bit. You only change the blade.

    The shank assembly is expensive but the blades run about $15.

    They seem to cut a cleaner V for me anyway. I've tried the solid carbide v-bits that are ground to a point and there seems to be more mashing of the wood fibers instead of clean cutting. I've even taken 2 or 3 swipes with a honing stone on each of the 3 ground areas and it still seems to crush more then cut.
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    I use these for fine detail, the Amana has been the most useful so far, a little pricey but well worth it

    http://www.woodworkersworld.net/carv...bit_bits.shtml

    http://routerbitworld.com/Amana-4573...na%2045730.htm

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    Archis,

    I found this site on CNC Zone under PCB milling.

    I bought a 30, 45, and 60 degree bits from the site listed below.

    http://www.drewtronics.net/

    I have only played with them a couple of times, in MDF, and they seem to cut pretty nice.

    Good Luck,

    Wayne

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    Thanks Everbody for the suggestions. I have a lot of options to explore now.

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    I got these to experiment with

    http://cgi.ebay.com/5x-PCB-Engraving...-/350350437482


    For MDF and Cedar what should I use for RPM and feed rate?

    Thanks

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