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Any bit that works on aluminum will work on wood, but there are wood specific bits that do a better job. There are so many different kinds of end mills it is very confusing. I end up getting what I think is rigthh and just sticking with it. That is why I don’t have a huge selection in the shop, all the bits in there cover most of the bases without getting crazy.

There are some super tuned wood mills out there for $100+ they have a tight spiral on the very end and a big wide spiral for the rest to cut well and kick out the chips faster. But that is a whole different rabbit hole.

If you are new to it, just get a single or double flute end mill and it can work for all materials. Specialized bits offer faster cutting and better surface finish usually.