My name is Sam and have recently purchased a Signstech CNC and V Carve Pro (2 days ago)
I have 15plus years experience working in joinery shops producing various products from kitchens to doors and windows etc.
Anyway I decide to buy a CNC and put it in my garage and have a go!
I understand now that there is some much to think about when machining/drawing. Feel like I have bitten off more then I can chew, but looking forward to jumping in!
So my intentions are to be cutting ply, mdf and melamine coated products.
In my history of woodworking we only ever used Carbine tipped or solid Carbine cutters in our hand held routers and trimmers. around $40-$80 aus I see you can buy these cutter with replacement cutting blade around $6-15 (great) And then there is PCD (diamond tipped tools) which are $800 to $1000
Can anyone give me any feedback as to if the PCD cutter are worth the crazy price? do they stay sharp?
Also in regards to straight cutting bits. Is there a advantage to using spiral cutters in comparison to say single or double fluted cutters.
Also it there anything I need to watch for or any advice to help me through the early teething stage?