The ShopBot software has a chipload calculator to help you determine spindle

The shopbot software has a chipload calculator to

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The ShopBot software has a chipload calculator to help you determine spindle rpm and move speeds for best bit life and finish. Bit manufactures also have specific formulas for each of their types of bits. Some industries have different definitions for chipload ...
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Chip Load Calculations The above chip-load ranges from the SB3 help file are very general. Specific loads can be obtained from your router bit manufacturer. The Chip Load Calculator on the left is located in the SB3 control software under [T ools] … [Chip L oad Calculator]. To use… simply choose the units you want and the value you’re trying to find. Supply the other 2 values and the third is calculated for you. Since this is a Basic article… I’m not going to recommend that you go to where you’ll find 13+ pages of specific chip loads for specific situations. is a source of interesting tech articles, many dealing with routing plastics Note: These Chip Loads are for a tool path depth 1X the bit diameter. For 2X Dia. depth of Cut (DOC), reduce the load by 25%, 50% for 3XDia.
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