Form cutters: Bearings or Non-Bearings

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Form cutters: Bearings or Non-Bearings

Postby H20Diver » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:08 pm

Hi,

Does anyone know where I can get form cutters without the bearing? I want to start using form cutters but can only find them with the bearings and I am assuming vcarve requires the non-bearing kind.

Thanks for your help.
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Postby dighsx » Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:18 pm

Welcome to the forums. A good place to check out is here: http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite ... groov.html
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Postby H20Diver » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:58 pm

Thanks!

I'll check them out

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Postby Wemme » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:02 pm

Hello,
I only can get bearinged cutters here so i just grind the shaft off and trim it up pass the cutter ends.
although like many cutters a ramped Z feed is required to work the cutter in.

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Postby mrBOND » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:08 pm

Wemme wrote:Hello,
I only can get bearinged cutters here so i just grind the shaft off and trim it up pass the cutter ends.
although like many cutters a ramped Z feed is required to work the cutter in.

Regards
Bart


Hmm.. can you please explain that for me that don't speak english every day?
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Postby Les_linton » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:29 pm

Magnus,

What he is saying is that since he is grinding the bearing mount off the cutter, the center of the cutter has nothing to cut the material away and the cutter will not plunge into the work. You must "ramp" the cutter into the material.

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Postby mrBOND » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:09 am

Aha.. thanks Les! 8)
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Postby CRFultz » Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:47 am

Router bits dot com sales profile bits that are made for plunging.

http://www.routerbits.com/cgi-routerbits/sr.cgi?1063665146_5775+31

I have a couple and they work pretty good.

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Postby H20Diver » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:14 pm

Thanks Chuck for the heads up.

I am going to try some for 3/4 inch stock.

Is there an easy way to tell which bit is for a specific thickness? Routerbit actually gives you this info but there are other sites I have found which have Ogee and other bits which do not spell it out for you.

What measurement would I look for in the bit to determine whether it can be used for 3/4 inch stock? Or can you use any plunge bit for any thickness of wood?


Thanks for everyones help on this.
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