I will be ordering my x-carve soon and was going thru the materials list. It has 2 bits that are checked in the order list. the High Speed Steel 2 Flute Upcut Spiral (10 bucks), and the Solid Carbide 2 Flute Spiral Upcut (Ball Nose End) (42 bucks).
Since I live in canada and I’m already getting raked over the coals since our canadian dollar is so bad right now. I am trying to save wherever I can. I’ll be making my own wasteboard, and was thinking about ordering the End Mill Starter Set which is the same price as the Solid Carbide 2 Flute Spiral Upcut bit, but I get 8 bits total verses the 1 bit.(I’m guessing the 1 bit is higher quality than the set)
What do you guys suggest? I’m new to the cnc stuff so it’s all a learning experience for me. Just trying to save a little where I can.