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Online Jason Hagen

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Shaper Router Bits
« on: September 15, 2021, 06:28 PM »
I'm trying to find a way to order a couple of router bits for my Shaper, but because I live in the US, I can only get the imperial version. But the plans I found called for the metric version. I can't see to find another company that makes these. I'm hoping that someone might have some ideas.

3 mm Up-spiral Router Bit
https://www.shapertools.com/en-gb/store/product/3-mm-up-spiral-router-bit

6 mm Up-Spiral Router Bit
https://www.shapertools.com/en-gb/store/product/6-mm-up-spiral-router-bit

Thanks!

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Offline imanunpro

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Re: Shaper Router Bits
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2021, 06:45 PM »


I'm trying to find a way to order a couple of router bits for my Shaper, but because I live in the US, I can only get the imperial version. But the plans I found called for the metric version. I can't see to find another company that makes these. I'm hoping that someone might have some ideas.

3 mm Up-spiral Router Bit
https://www.shapertools.com/en-gb/store/product/3-mm-up-spiral-router-bit

6 mm Up-Spiral Router Bit
https://www.shapertools.com/en-gb/store/product/6-mm-up-spiral-router-bit

Thanks!

Amana tools sells a 6mm and 3.2mm, although they might not qualify as upspiral. Bitsbits has a 3mm.

https://www.toolstoday.com/v-12758-46585.html

https://bitsbits.com/product/deep-cut-3-0mm-square-end-mill-20mm-cut-length/

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Offline cider

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Re: Shaper Router Bits
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2021, 11:56 PM »
Seems like imperial/metric shouldn’t matter, as long as the bit is small enough to cut the smallest inside diameter of the design?

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Shaper Router Bits
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2021, 06:36 PM »
Seems like imperial/metric shouldn’t matter, as long as the bit is small enough to cut the smallest inside diameter of the design?

That is "sort-of" correct. You can definitely adjust for the difference in diameter with off-sets in the in-board software, but you would always have to be aware of and compensating for it. Even when using the "correct" bit that is designed into a set of instructions that someone else wrote, you should probably still be using an off-set in the roughing passes anyway.....so doing that and compensating for an off-size bit too, could work on your head pretty good.
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Offline woodferret

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Re: Shaper Router Bits
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2021, 09:31 PM »
Seems like imperial/metric shouldn’t matter, as long as the bit is small enough to cut the smallest inside diameter of the design?

That is "sort-of" correct. You can definitely adjust for the difference in diameter with off-sets in the in-board software, but you would always have to be aware of and compensating for it. Even when using the "correct" bit that is designed into a set of instructions that someone else wrote, you should probably still be using an off-set in the roughing passes anyway.....so doing that and compensating for an off-size bit too, could work on your head pretty good.

There's a direct diameter setting called Bit Size.  Cut Offset can still be used separately.

https://support.shapertools.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002904774-Bit-Size

Offline Oldwood

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Re: Shaper Router Bits
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2021, 11:15 PM »
I think these guys might have what you need.

https://www.vortextool.com/

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