View Full Version : Tooling help

01-29-2013, 12:59 AM
Hey guys,

I am planning on making a part out of wood on my Tormach 1100 and was wondering if you could help me out. I did some searching here but it seems like most people have much higher spindle speeds.

I am going to make a measuring stick for our kid similar to this one... But with more detail. (I haven't picked the wood out yet)

The machine has a max spindle speed of 5100 rpm and a max feed rate of 110 IPM. The smallest collet I have is 1/8".

I was planning on drawing the part up in SolidWorks and then using FeatureCam to make the Gcode but need some help choosing some tooling based on the machines limitations. I have not started the part design so I can limit features based on the tools I buy.

I was thinking of getting a standard endmill (I have HSS bits), V-bit and possibly a ball endmill.

Any tips would be appreciated!!

01-29-2013, 02:54 AM
Correct. You will want a standard end mill (flat), a V-bit and possibly a ball end mill.