3/8 holes with a 1/4 end mill

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stankern
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3/8 holes with a 1/4 end mill

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What is the best method of maching out 3/8 dia holes on 3/4 material and lots of them (vac table)--profile or drilling tool path

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Profile toolpath with the spiral ramp option set is how I do it.

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That is the way I also cut holes...

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If you look at the latest Vectric newsletter under User Group 2013 Videos (Working with External Files) about 21:50 minutes in, it will talk about setting up templates, which might be useful for you since you need to drill a lot of holes. I would also set the vector diameter to .376 (thousandths larger) and use a 3/8 mill to speed things up. Gary

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Gary
Where are the user group videos?

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Latest newsletter links are always at the top of each forum page in the Announcements section - http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=18767 - links to the videos are in there or you can click the following link to go directly - http://support.vectric.com/training-material/ugm-2013

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