What 1/8" bits do you use?
Do you use a 1/4" to 1/8" collet adapter?
I’m using a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter and with only 1 cm of the bit chucked, it doesn’t stay in very long even with it cranked. The plunge adapter on top of the sled does not allow a deep enough plunge to get the collet at the surface of the wood (through the sled opening), so I’m either going to need longer bits or a better z axis setup. I was cutting 3/8" ply and the bit was too short to cut all the way on part of it.
What are typical cut depths and speeds folks are running with 1/8" bits?
Is it a dumb idea to use a dremel bit (they are much longer similar to the 1/4" ones) or am I forced to go the the meticulous Z to get the height clearance? curious what the consensus is.
The standard operation here that works is a down-cut at 4 mm depth and 550 mm/min.
The 1/8" was an up cut running at 5 mm depth and 550 mm/min using amazon carbide upcut bits.