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Top Tips For Choosing CNC Router Tools

Top Tips For Choosing CNC Router Tools

Getting a great finish on a cutting job is down to several different aspects, from reducing vibrations, achieving a good vacuum hold on the material to selecting the right tool. A CNC cutter maybe small in size but it is mighty when it comes to achieving the desired...

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Which Router Tools Cut Which Common Materials?

Which Router Tools Cut Which Common Materials?

There are literally hundreds of different materials which we all use in our everyday lives but here at Cutter Shop we've honed in on some of the most commonly cut materials which you, our Cutter Shop community, call up and ask about. If you have any questions about...

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Why Invest in CNC Knife Blades?

Why Invest in CNC Knife Blades?

When you purchase a CNC Router you can expect to see an increase in productivity as well as consistently being able to repeat a part perfectly. So the first question to ask is ‘do I need a knife attachment?’ What if you can increase your customer offering and...

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Top Tips When Cutting Plywood

Top Tips When Cutting Plywood

Plywood is made up of thin layers of laminated ply (could be birch, bamboo, etc) glued and stacked on top of each other. This means that it has different properties to both ‘real’ wood and MDF and therefore needs to be treated as a separate material. As with all...

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PCD Tools, Why Buy Polycrystalline Diamond Tools?

PCD Tools, Why Buy Polycrystalline Diamond Tools?

You might see the price and wonder why you would by a Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) tool over a solid carbide tool, and quite rightly PCD tools are much more expensive and solid carbide tools are very reliable. However it's fair to say that for the best cutting result...

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What Are The Best Aluminium Cutters?

What Are The Best Aluminium Cutters?

What is Aluminium? Silver in colour, Aluminium is a light weight metal and is the most widespread metal on earth. It has a lower density than many other common metals making it easy to form and machine.   What is it used for? Aluminium has a wide variety of uses...

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What Are The Best Router Bits For Cutting Plastics?

What Are The Best Router Bits For Cutting Plastics?

Different types of plastics Before we look at the best tools for cutting plastic, we first need to look at what plastics are, because to get the best results there isn’t a one tool fits all.  There are several different types of plastics available, all with a...

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What Are The Best Tools For Cutting Wood?

What Are The Best Tools For Cutting Wood?

Wood working is one of the oldest vocations with many hand tools almost the same now as they were a thousand years ago. The ancient Egyptians created intricately decorated furniture and musical instruments and the Romans took great pride in their wood work. Wood is...

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What Are The Best Tools For Cutting Corian?

What Are The Best Tools For Cutting Corian?

What is Corian? Developed in 1967 by scientists at Du-Pont, Corian has become a firm material favourite when it comes to designing work surfaces and splashbacks because of it’s strength and durability. An engineered stone like material, similar to Quartz, Corian is...

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What is a Collet and How to Choose One?

What is a Collet and How to Choose One?

  A collet is essentially what holds the tool bit in place within the CNC Router and therefore is an integral part of machining. It clamps around the tool forming a collar shape, holding the bit in place. The collet can be adjusted both to tighten or release a...

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How To Choose The Right CNC Router Tool For Cutting MDF

How To Choose The Right CNC Router Tool For Cutting MDF

Before deciding which is the right tool to use on your CNC machine you firstly need to think about the material you will be cutting. What is MDF? MDF, Medium Density Fibreboard, is a very common material when working with wood because it is often cheaper due to its...

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Router Bit Types – A Guide to Choosing Router Bits

Router Bit Types – A Guide to Choosing Router Bits

If you have recently purchased a new router then we are sure you are eager to get going and test out your new tool! As exciting as it is, you need to remember that there are many different types of router bits and you will want to choose the most suited one for the...

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What Is The Difference Between An Upcut And Downcut Bit?

What Is The Difference Between An Upcut And Downcut Bit?

With any machining job, it is important to make sure you are using the correct cutting tool, otherwise you may find that you get a finish that is not appropriate for the piece and you may then have to spend time and money doing it again with the right tools. Two...

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