yeah ill probably end up getting some from him. i am just on a time crunch for a project im working on was hoping maybe i could find something here in town so i dont have to wait for shipping. might just use the 1/32 bit and take it slow
Sorry to hear about the bit, but consider it a badge of honor (like crunching your first limit switch) +1 for Drillman1, I ordered a set of 1/8" endmills and got the free storage case, which I highly recommend. It’s made for bits with collars on them, but I just ran a piece of tape across the bottom and store all my bits in it now.
Has anyone tried the G-Wizard Speeds and Feeds calculator from CNC Cookbook. They just posted a pretty long article explaining how futile it is to use “Rules of thumb” for accurate speed and feed values.
They offer a 30 day free trial so I will give it a try unless I hear from someone that it is a waste of time.
But I don’t know enough to even know if the values a tool like that provides are useable by a hobbyist machine like the X-Carve. But it sure would be nice to be able to “Know” what the correct values should be versus the values I choose that “seem close”.
There is one point in that article I do understand, when the values are correct the sound of the cutting is obviously better. Even I can hear when something is off, I just wish I had a way of knowing before hand.
Another source of bits to be considered is Dremel. When I first got my SO2 set up a few months ago, I had the starter bits from Inventables but looked at Dremel bits on a trip to Lowe’s and picked up a few.