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George Elston
06-03-2008, 10:42 AM
We've had a Multimate 3000 sitting on the floor for sometime now, unused. I got it up and running, and have even cut a few files, 2d and 3d. Now that I have the ability to change bits on the fly, could someone direct me to a good book or i-net source that would tell me what bits I need to use for different materials and finishes. I know, newbe question, but I've been using a 2d CNC and just cutting starboard and plexi for flat cuts, and thats all I know. Any direction would be appreciated.

Bruce Volden
06-03-2008, 12:17 PM
George

Hop over to CNCZONE and poke around there for a spell. I do know that most manufacturers have charts for material types, recommended speed, bits....the list goes on. All this from someone who is still dreaming of getting something a bit more durable than my CarveWright :mad:

Bruce

Bruce Larson
06-08-2008, 7:30 PM
Multicam has several pieces of information on their site and their forums are also useful. Onsrud catalogs have also got good data.

Brian Gumpper
06-08-2008, 8:32 PM
Amana has a pretty good feed chart too.

http://www.amanatool.com/2008catalog/CNC_router_bit_feed_info.pdf

ken seale
06-09-2008, 3:07 PM
George

...a bit more durable than my CarveWright :mad:

Bruce


Unfortunately, I know exactly what you mean.

Bruce Volden
06-09-2008, 4:04 PM
Ken,

Sorry~http://www.carvewright.com/ this may help.

Bruce

George Elston
06-18-2008, 6:13 PM
Thanks to everybody, once again I got my 6 bucks worth. The links were just what I was looking for and I even have suppliers for a couple of sources in the neighborhood.

Thanks again

AL Ursich
06-18-2008, 10:12 PM
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George

...a bit more durable than my CarveWright :mad:

Bruce


Unfortunately, I know exactly what you mean.


Yes, I know durable too... Someday, I will have a real CNC, but for now the answer to durability is redundicy.... Just got my 3rd machine.... #2 and 3 at half price so it didn't hurt as much.

Over 700 hours on my main machine and going strong. #2 gave up parts a few times to keep up production so hopefully with 3 I will have 2 going.

AL :D(digitalwoodshop):D