How would you enter this into the database?

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How would you enter this into the database?

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I have a question on how anyone here would enter this bit into the database. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I was thinking that it would be considered an end mill and the diameter of the shank, which is usually the same as the cutter head, which in this case would be 1.5 inches.


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For $170. I wouldn't add it at all. If you are going to anyway, I'd do it as an end mill... BTW, the shank is what fits in your collet, not the diameter of the cutting edge. Do you have 1.5" collets? There are way cheaper options out there for a simple surfacing job. I use an Onsrud, I think is 1.25" diameter - great job, and only about $60...

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I would enter it as an 1.5" end mill. The shank diameter is irrelevant for this tool and any other end mill as the database knows nothing about the cutting length of the tool.

The picture in the tool database is a bit misleading. The measurement should really be shown at the other end. I have 1/8" end mills that have 1/4" shafts. It's the 1/8" bit that is entered as the diameter.

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That's what I figured would be the answer. Thanks for the replies. I know it's an expensive way to go but I figured that with 4 cutting surfaces each surface would cost me about $43 per side. I have 4 surfacing bits that will last me a good long time.
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Post by Leo »

I would not buy that bit either.

I am not cheap when it comes to bits - but that is not reasonable.

To surface my spoil board I use a cutter like this.



So far I have resurfaced it 5 times with no signs of wear.

I'm thinking it's good for 10-20 years.
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Here's the one I use...



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My experience has been different than some above. I own the Amana RC-2250 (1 1/2") and the RC-2257 (2 1/2") and they both work great, but the smaller with the 2+2 design tends to plug when planing some stringy woods. I received one of the Onsrud 1 1/4" surfacers with a bit kit on my first machine, but one little 4' by 6' slab of Ipe and it was gone! :)

If you seldom surface there is little benefit to these insert bits, but if you cut a lot with vacuum and surface a number of times per day, they are invaluable and much lower cost than the brazed styles. YMMV
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zeeway wrote:Here's the one I use...

:wink:
Unless I hit a screw it it lasts a long time (DAMHIK)...

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I worry I might hit a screw too. I'm going to be very conservative with my first attempt at surfacing. By the way, I wont ask. :wink:
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