Bits arrived quickly and look good quality. Unfortunately both end Mills were upcut . I informed the supplier and they promptly sent out a replacement downcut end Mill immediately. Exemplary customer service and I would recommend this supplier and the product to others.Many thanks.
Those are great bits if you know how to use them. Of course, they're fragile because they are really thin, but if you set up everything correctly they are amazing! No complaints, will definitely buy again.
I needed a bit with 1/8" shank and 3. 5 taper per side, and Jerray had the closest thing I could find. Then I saw this bundle and thought it would be a great plan, to have a variety of tapered bits, just in case the one I was eyeing wasn't quite right.
Turns out, after reading the fine print, I could have specified the bits that I wanted, which would have allowed me to have spares, but it's probably just as well that I let the order default to one of each, because I've been having fun experimenting with them.
I've done a little testing with the 3. 2 bit, and it's working quite well, drilling tapered holes to provide a better fit with the tapered pegs that I bought for some cribbage boards that I'm making. In the meantime, I've used the largest bit (1mm radius end) to engrave some images, and it is working quite well for that task also.
At first I was skeptical getting this bit, but as they were highly recommended thought it would be worth a go. I've been using it for Corain carving and 3d models in hard wood.WOW! Over 60 hours on it and still as sharp as the day it were new.
They cut so clean that clean up of fuzzies is a thing of the past. My new go to tool bits!!
Worked great until my spindle stopped and drug the tip over the work and broke the ball off, at no fault of the bit.
I purchased this end mill to replace my older worn out bit. It is nice to cut oak and not burn it, even though it is a very fine tip, oak can sometimes be very hard on the tools. I use this to reveal some fine detail when carving out designs with the cnc router that I have.
I use this bit for fine detail work on my hobbyist CNC machine. Vectric Aspire is my design program and I have an Inventables X-Carve CNC. Rather than create all my own designs, I often download designs from Vectric's Design and Make website.
Of course, you have to pay for the designs, but, I wouldn't be able to easily create them myself. After downloading, you have specify the "tooling" (CNC bits) to be used to carve the complete design. This usually includes using a larger, 3/16 or 1/4 inch end mill to clear large areas.
Then, you use a smaller, finer, bit to machine the detail. I like to use "ball-end" bits for a smoother, detail finish and have several sizes up to 1/4 inch. The Vectric design software is very good at showing you the "finished" carving based upon the bit selected.
My new wood working lathe uses #2MT taper tools - my old tools fit #1MT - so I needed adaptors. I bought two of these Atoplee Sleeves at 6. 49 each, and one of another brand at 12. 99 = all three are identical in quality!
I kept the high-priced one for the drive/headstock, cut the tail off of these Atoplee Sleeves so I can use them in the tailstock of my midi-lathe.
These are great bits that remain sharp for a long long time (carbide is great). They are solid and do not break. I use them on a CNC machine where I need small bits and these work great. I have bought several and been very pleased.
First set of counterbore cutters. I have used them a lot more than I thought I would. I bought them for a project of adding some bolts to a cast iron part. I have been using them for many other projects since then.
I had been using a drill bit which left a cone shaped bottom on the hole. Now I 'flatten' that bottom like it should be.
I purchased these ball end mills to engrave circles and patterns on acrylic. These are very sharp and do not put too much pressure on the router when it moves so I was able to engrave perfect circles and patterns using high speed feed rates.Highly recommended!
I had to machine a 1/8 by 1/8" dovetail in mild steel. It was a "government" job for a friend and I didn't want to spend a lot of money for a tool that I would rarely use, so I ponied up the money for this cutter.
I was making simple parts so I didn't mind the risk of potentially breaking a cutter and scrapping the part. Not going to lie, I took the tiny cutter out of the package with a fair amount of doubt. However, with lots of cutting oil and light (.
010) passes, this cutter handled the cuts with no problems. Impressive for a tiny $10 cutter. One thing to note is that these cutters are metric, which means that imperial collets may not have enough adjustment range to grip the cutter shank.
I solved this by turning the shank down to 3/8" on a lathe. The shank is hardened, but carbide tooling cut with no problems and gave a good finish.
It cut right to size, would like it to stare sharper a little longer.Will buy again
The product arrived in a timely matter, the packaging was very good, the tool was in great condition. I have cut 1oz and 2 Oz copper boards (FR4) at a . 05 mm depth in a single pass. The bit exceeded m expectations.
In my opinion this is great product, If you mill PCB I recommend this product.