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Offline jaguar36

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Shaper Origin with small bits (0.2mm)
« on: February 07, 2023, 12:55 PM »
I've got some inlays I'd like to do with some fine details.  I've done these on my CNC before without issue, however I've got a couple projects coming up on some large parts that wouldn't fit in there.  I've used a 0.2mm bit for this.  Would that work with a Shaper Origin?  Or is that too much to ask from it?

Anyone have any examples of doing really fine work with it?

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Offline rmhinden

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Re: Shaper Origin with small bits (0.2mm)
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2023, 01:55 PM »
I have used the Freud  1/16" Double Flute Straight Bit on my Shaper Origin.

I am careful it taking small cuts, but it has worked fine.


Offline WastedP

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Re: Shaper Origin with small bits (0.2mm)
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2023, 03:05 PM »
The 1/8" shank engraving bits with 0.1mm and 0.2mm tips that cost about a buck apiece work pretty well on the Shaper.  I've broken several of them learning feeds and speeds in different woods and non-ferrous metals, but for the price they work great.

The 1/16" Freud bits work very well, and I've had good longevity with them.  But I have used the cheap engraving bits to tighten up inside corners that are smaller than they can do.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Shaper Origin with small bits (0.2mm)
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2023, 06:53 PM »
With a bit that small, you are obviously working in small areas at a time. You might have to do some testing for feed rate, but you should be able to just let the machine do the work in "auto" mode. That 1/2" corrective range is pretty huge compared to a bit that small. 0.2 mm is only .007" that's  1/128" super small. I have seen "pointed" bits that aren't that small at the tip [blink]
I'm sure it would also depend on what you are trying to cut and how deep. Maple, Poplar, MDF, Acrylic, etc. they would all be different.
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