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shogun01
01-25-2010, 09:30 PM
Hello - I have just finished building the Solsylva 13X13 machine and it is working great (so far). It sports a Dremel for the router. However, I don't know what type of bit I should use for general carving in wood. Also, any suggestions on the speed settings would be appreciated too. Thanks!

jjobezo
01-26-2010, 01:02 AM
What model of Dremel are you using. Dremel makes several models. For general engraving on wood, I use a 60 degree engraving bit. It has a 1/4 inch shaft.

shogun01
01-26-2010, 01:48 PM
The one I have mounted at this time is a Craftsman Rotary Tool, model 572.610031, and I also have a Dremel MultiPro 395. Both (interchangeably) accept only 1/8th inch shaft tools.

I was looking yesterday at sprial router bits, but the smallest shaft dia I could find was 1/4 inch. Is there any type of adapter that would allow 1/4 inch shafts to be used?

ger21
01-26-2010, 05:46 PM
No, but you can get 1/8" shank endmills on Ebay for cheap.

mcphill
01-27-2010, 10:21 AM
No, but you can get 1/8" shank endmills on Ebay for cheap.

Very nice bits available here: http://www.precisebits.com/

Also, I would suggest you move away from the Dremel/Multi-tool route. These devices are not very precise. You will be able to get MUCH better performance from a trim router, something like the Bosch Colt is a good suggestion. These also support 1/4" bits, and Precise Bits makes a 1/8" collet for it as well.