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Old 12-04-2016, 10:08 AM
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how big is the hole for the cutter? Is there room for chips to come out the top? Thanks for the review, I've been waiting for someone to review that thing ;)
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:36 AM
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Russell...

Since some preload of the pressure foot is required, it seems that the "RAPID_PLUNGE_TO_STARTZ" feature would be perfect for this. Do you use it?
Never thought of that, but I will start using it now!
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:41 AM
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how big is the hole for the cutter? Is there room for chips to come out the top? Thanks for the review, I've been waiting for someone to review that thing ;)
I'd say it's 5/16". I've only used it with a 1/8" compression bit. And I have my air blowing on the bit to clear chips quicker. I think it would work well with a 1/4" upcut endmill, because the chips would eject easily, and the pressure foot would counteract the lifting force of the cutter.

I don't think I really needed it cutting that 1/2" material. (Though it did help to keep the sheet from rising and getting chips underneath). I think it would really shine cutting 1/4" or 1/8" material.
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:42 AM
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Gotta help a brother out.
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:49 AM
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Sweet! I never cut anything that fast!
That was 120ipm, and I thought it was pretty slow! But I didn't want to break my only 1/8" compression bit. I did notice that some of the animal tails were a little thinner than I designed them, so I suspect some flex was going on at that speed. If I needed to be more accurate I would have slowed down (but my bit would dull quicker).

I've cut 3/4" plywood in a single pass with a 1/4" compression at 400ipm. I prefer a 3/8" compression though.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:39 AM
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Reviving an old thread. Russell, where did you buy this from? Pretty much all I cut lately is 1/2 and under plywood, and my spoilboard is starting to look like Swiss cheese with all the screws I need to keep the sheet down. Thanks
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:33 PM
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I got it from this company.

https://www.widgetworksunlimited.com/category_s/70.htm
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:03 PM
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Great. Thanks. Kind of thought that was the one from the pictures.
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