Anyone use steel cutting router bits?
Yes I know, no one routers steel.
I would of said the same thing about cutting steel with a circular saw blade years ago, but steel cutting blades have transformed the small metal shop and they actually work good, technology to the rescue.
SO I noticed metal cutting router bits on McMaster, ,just search for Router Bits for Steel and Stainless Steel
I'd post the link, but since I am new can't.
anyone try them? I need to make a 1/32 to 1/16 inch deep grove on a 12" diameter 1018 steel circle (basically a 11.5" diameter groove along the inside) and this might be just want I need.
If that does not work I will probably use a diamond blade on a grinder. it will look ratty, but functional. Need to do 100 circles like this so was going to use a simple circle jig.
I know I should buy a metal lathe, not in the budget, although I might break enough bits to make me regret that decision. lol.
if you are curious this is to attach UHWM trim and make a very low friction circle for a cnc machine.