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Originally Posted by Dr.Zook
Borica, is this the same bit you used in the Craftsman or a different bit? I believe Ed is right. When you tilted in, you cut all the way across your letter. It looks like you are using an end mill bit for cutting metal.
Originally Posted by aniceone2hold
All the sign making kits seem to be identical with the exception that the Craftsman kit is shorter than the ones marketed by Rockler and Lee Valley. I noticed that the plastic bushings on my Craftsman kit got a "trim" the first time I used it. I was considering using my 1617 with metal bushings and the plunge base so I would like to know if other than the swirl cut problem you were happy with the operation? I have only used round nosed cutters for the signs I have made, and the results are pretty good.
Ed, you are right about the flexing problem with the bars, but when using round nosed bits the minor amount of flex doesnt seem to show.
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