I am new to CNC routers. I have on order my first CNC router and am really excited. Tooling is something that I really overwhelms me.
I have seen other similar threads, but did not find a good answer/discussion.
What would be a good starter set of tooling to make the CNC router useful.
I would like to make lithophanes, some signs, and cut plastic sheets into RC parts.
I saw a list of tooling on another thread but didn't see any real comments.
End Mill .25 inch
End Mill .5 inch
Ball Nose .25 inch
Ball Nose .125 inch
V-Bit 60 deg .25 inch
V-Bit 90 deg .5 inch
V-Bit 90 deg 1.25 inch
20 deg .02 Tip
Would this be a good starter set?
Is there something missing?
Is there something not needed?
I'd recommend buying what you need, and not really a "set".
For Lithophanes, you'll want a 1/16" or smaller ballnose for really good detail. You might also want a tapered ballnose bit.
For plastics, get some 1/8" and 1/4" "O" flute bits. Depending on the size of your parts.
For wood, you might want some downcut spiral router bits. They leave a cleaner top edge and splinter less. But you'll want upcuts if you're making deep cuts.
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