This is going to sound silly, but what cutters or coating is going to have
the best life. I mostly work with aluminum and flood coolant which gives me
quite long cutter life, but I am working on a wood project and I am seeing
results which look like the cutter is getting dull about mid project.
(1/16 ball end cutter, and I need to finish with a 1/32 cutter)
I am already using a high quality micro grain carbide cutter. This job is
in red oak which is fairly hard as woods go. I was wondering if a diamond
coated or zirn coated carbide cutter might last longer.
You don't say what kind of wood - many have a lot of silica in the wood.
Carbide is the best. Don't use C2 wood working carbide - go steel
working tools - C5 or higher.
Wood is bad on cutters.
I used to cut fiberglass with a 10 mil cutter and that was great carbide.
On 7/14/2012 9:12 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
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