I think I have my machine pretty much dialed in now, but I can’t seem to get my waste board perfectly level(probably cause I bought off the shelf mdf and made it myself). So I’m thinking I’ll just use the router to plane it down so I know it is flat. What kind of bit can I order/use for this, that I can also use for some woods for planing the surfaces later on? Hopefully something bigger than my 1/4" so it will go quicker.
Get yourself a fly cutter bit with a .25 inch shank
I think that spinning a fly cutter at router speed would be asking for trouble.
I use a 3/4" router bit as well.
Makes pretty quick work. 20 minutes at most.
I used one like this and it worked fine in my Dewalt at setting 1.
Something like one of these:
I actually bought a 1-1/4 surfacing bit with a 1/4" shank. Can’t get into my Amazon account right now, but I’ve used it to surface a wasteboard add-on I use.
It works great, took the surfacing down to only 38 minutes.
It throws a LOT of dust when surfacing MDF, have a dust shoe!
Ok. That’s not a fly cutter.
Cool, I have a harbor freight on the way home so I think I’ll just stop there and grab one listed above. Thanks for the help.
It said fly cutter on the box. But I know what you mean, that is not what I think a fly cutter is either.
Here’s that bit I use…
On the Harbor Freight note, I picked up a kit of 4 that has a 3/4" straight bit, as well as a v and some others for $7.99 last time I was there.
Some of there stuff is a great deal. Some of it, you get what you pay for…
Hey Phil how do you set up the toolpath and tool in vcarve/aspire with that harbor freight bit?
Ok awesome makes sense. Thanks !
If you leave an .125 inch lip on the left and front that is left high you will have a nice way to square your material with the machine when you place it on the wasteboard. This is nice because you will know it is perfectly square with the x and y axis, because they cut it.
I bought this one
it works very well and for 25 bux it was worth every penny.
The only issue I have is it doesn’t work with the dust boot. I will have to get a new top and make the hole bigger. (I have the suckkit)