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 Post subject: End Mills
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:47 pm 
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Does anyone have a source for low priced, 1/8 shank downcut endmill sets for rosettes and inlay?


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 Post subject: Re: End Mills
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I use these based on a recommendation a few years back by John Hall. They are inexpensive. I don’t know if he still uses them or not, but I have had good luck with them.

https://www.bqtool.com


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 Post subject: Re: End Mills
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 Post subject: Re: End Mills
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You might also check on eBay. For milling wood you don't need anything but "sharp".


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 Post subject: Re: End Mills
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I use the proxxon bits... they leave a very clean cut.

28761

28758

Are the two i use... 3mm and 1mm.

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 Post subject: Re: End Mills
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Thanks to those of you who responded.

I spent a few minutes on the BQ website and since I don't know much about end mills, am a bit confused.

I need 1/8" shank for my Dremel and also bits that are downcut so as to reduce tearout. It doesn't seem that they
carry such things. Am I wrong?


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 Post subject: Re: End Mills
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I use the square end mills for rosettes. I like to use the .062's for cutting purf rings and the outside edge of the rosette (2F062) and the .125 for hogging out between the edges of the rosette (2F125). Does that help? I haven't found a need to get the coated or extra length bits with a dremel. I recently made a wells-karol jig and I think I'm going to need to get the longer length for that. If you're using a dremel and the SM base / circle cutter the standard length is fine.

Edit: I should note that I use a new bit with each soundboard. So I might be getting the "best" cutting experience these can offer each time. If used for more than one soundboard you might consider the coated (not sure, maybe John will chime in on that). At 8 bucks each I don't mind a new one each time.

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 Post subject: Re: End Mills
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you don't need down cut bits I was a machinist and tool maker , Been doing wood work for over 50 year. You need sharp. Down cuts bits in a blind hole heat up and wear out faster. That way they can sell you more. The end mills you want , when you call tell them you want the same ones I get at blues creek 1/32 and .020 for inlay 3/32 for rosettes
they come with 1/8 in shanks
as soon as you can get rid of the dremel and get a foredom or go to air tools

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 Post subject: Re: End Mills
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bcombs510 wrote:
Edit: I should note that I use a new bit with each soundboard. So I might be getting the "best" cutting experience these can offer each time. If used for more than one soundboard you might consider the coated (not sure, maybe John will chime in on that). At 8 bucks each I don't mind a new one each time.

You could probably recoup a lot of your money by selling the used bits on ebay. This guy does military spec stuff and sells the bits after one use https://www.ebay.com/sch/jtg1969/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

Or if that's too much trouble then just send them to me for disposal :mrgreen:



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I like the Kyocera end mills. Search on EBay.

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 Post subject: Re: End Mills
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I got some of the Kyocera bits from Precisebits a few years ago, still using them and they were cheap. I don't see them
in their product list now but they have lots of suitable endmills and other small router bits avail, made in US. Even got a
list applicable for musical instruments.
https://www.precisebits.com/products/ca ... 2flute.asp


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 Post subject: Re: End Mills
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:46 pm 
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Thanks everyone. This has helped me.


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