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135343Re: [mach1mach2cnc] Speeds and Feeds

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  • Steve Blackmore
    Jun 1, 2012
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      On Thu, 31 May 2012 23:20:45 -0700, you wrote:

      >Any suggestions when cutting MDF for depth of cut and speed for a 1/4"
      >spiral router bit turning about 20,000 RPM?
      >
      >I've been using 30 IPM and 1/8" deep cuts but I'm wondering what others
      >are using for this material.

      I cut MDF at 150 ipm with 1/4 inch carbide at 24000 and 1/8 depth of cut
      and that is probably a bit slow too.

      30 ipm is much too slow - tool life suffers and you may also get some
      burning.

      Steve Blackmore
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