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Old 06-12-2018, 12:18 PM
TimPa TimPa is offline
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we purchased a panther 404 w/atc almost a year ago, and for many reasons just now getting it put together. we will work primarily in hard woods. we purchased the starter bit set to get us going.

I need help...

we have a couple of weeks window to spend down, and would like to beef up our tooling. knowing that the starter bit set is just that! what bits/collets/holders are recommended for most hard wood projects/shop??? thanks in advance.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:10 PM
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Cutting "hardwoods" doesn't really zero in on what potential cutter setups you'll need for what you're going to produce. Folks are going to need more detail to advise on specifics. What will you actually be cutting from a project standpoint?

And yea...the "starter bit" set is just that. Adequate to learn on, but some of the cutters aren't going to serve well for many future needs. For me, that's the v-bit cutters...they are "ok", but... The straight spirals and ball nose bits in the kit are very usable. The spoilboard bit from my kit is still in it's protective goo...I bought a much nicer Amana insert spoil board cutter for actual use.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:48 PM
Charlie_L Charlie_L is online now
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Tim,
Just sent you a private note with a link to my list of all the tools I have bought. Many are very good with hardwoods. I like them long enough so they reach through the boards without getting close to the top of the board, but not too long. Check out what you like.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:32 AM
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Compression bits are nice to have if you're spending down. Clean edges without swapping bits halfway through. I ended up buying a keyhole bit, and some small diameter stuff for fine detail work.
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