Using multiple bits

Not sure if I’m jumping the gun, as I’m still need to finish one or two things on assembly as well as picking up some bits, but its been on my mind, so I thought I’d ask.

When you have a design (in Easel or another program) ready to carve, how do you determine what bits to use when you have a project that uses multiple bits? I understand that each bit has a certain purpose, but how is that decided? Is that something that is setup in the design or software when you’re getting to carve?

I’m sure it’s a relatively simple answer, but any info would be greatly appreciated.

It depends :slight_smile:

A common generalization is that the larger “roughing” bits are used first, then finer bits are used for detailing/finishing/clean-up.
I have used up to 5 tools for a specific job, and the order was dictated by order of access of material / hold-down method

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Thank you.