The taper ball nose endmill is the most common router bit for CNC routers when designing finely detailed 3D carvings on your CNC router. The broader 10° angle significantly reduces tip deflection common on shallower angled bits, such as 6°, 5°, or less. Tip deflection can deform the fine details of your 3D carve, making the look ‘not quite right’.
Also known as a ‘carving bit‘, the 0.03″ diameter tip carves your detail while keeping the run time down.
Every CNC’er wants to make awesome 3d carves. This is the bit to start with?
The bit normally used to rough out unnecessary material is the 1/4″ up bit. If you do not have one, you can get yours here.
Specs: for this CNC router bit.
- Shank: 1/4″ (6.35mm)
- Flutes: 2
- Length: 2375″ (55mm)
- Angle: 10 degrees
- Ball nose radius 0.030″ (1mm)
- Material: Tungsten carbide
Settings for your CNC router
- Plunge rate: 20 ipm
- Feed rate: 60-80 in/m (35-47mm/s)
- Stepover: 6-8%
- RPM: 14,000-18,000
For CNC’s with routers, refer to this PDF download feeds & speeds table