Climb or Conventional

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Robert Dunn
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Climb or Conventional

Post by Robert Dunn »

Good day,
I typically cut metal, but I am considering a wood project. Should I mill hardwood with a climb or conventional cut? Can you also suggest speeds and feeds for end mills 1/8" and smaller? (I have max rpm of 10,000)

Thanks,

Bob

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Re: Climb or Conventional

Post by ger21 »

It depends. Conventional will almost always give a better finish, but can cause tearout when cutting near or along edges.
At 10K RPM, try between 80-150 ipm, and up to .125 DOC.
Gerry - http://www.thecncwoodworker.com

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