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levelzero
06-27-2007, 02:51 PM
Is there any reason I couldn't safly run router bits in my cnc mill? I cut mostly aluminium and router bits are way easier to get my hands on when making special items.

samco
06-27-2007, 03:12 PM
can you spot the 1/4 round over bit? ;)
http://www.electronicsam.com/images/turbo/DSC02740.JPG
http://www.electronicsam.com/images/turbo/DSC02765.JPG

that was in cast iron.. (turbo exhast house). It was a really cheap bit but it was the shape I needed and fit int the space.

sam

levelzero
06-27-2007, 03:15 PM
Thanks :)

I think I'll wreck some aluminium tonight playing with router bits.

Looks like a holset turbo :) What were you doing to that housing?

samco
06-27-2007, 03:24 PM
It is a 9b exhaust housing from a dodge stealth(3000gt) twin turbo. I was boring it out/re-contouring it to make a wrx 13t exhaust turbine fit. :)




Thanks :)

I think I'll wreck some aluminium tonight playing with router bits.

Looks like a holset turbo :) What were you doing to that housing?

levelzero
06-27-2007, 03:29 PM
Nice. Thats something I've wanted to play with ... specifically cramming bigger compressor wheels in housings. Silly oem turbos and their screwy bolt patterns :)

HIRAH
07-01-2007, 06:50 AM
I've been using a 5/8 corner rounding router bit on a certain part for a few years now. works great. it's carbide tipped and cost about $20. i believe a similar hss cutter was about $100.
i do the same amount of machining in 1/4 the time for 1/5 the cost. plus the tool last alot longer. it's a winner for certain applications.

Geof
07-04-2007, 01:00 AM
I have used carbide corner radius router bits intended for woodworking to radius the corners of cold rolled and hot rolled steel.