END Mill Starter Set / Europe?

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  • #8826
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    Hi Guys,
    I am basically all set with starting to put my MPCNC to good use. I have ordered a 300W Spindle, speed controller (same as the quiet cut on inventables, https://www.inventables.com/technologies/quiet-cut-spindle). It all works just fine. I am planing to do light (wood, plexi, pvc, PCB engraving) milling only. Still, I am very new to the CNC business, so I need some advice.

    Do you have any suggestions on where to buy end mills (in Europe, or ship to Switzerland if possible) / prefferably sets that would get me started (and maybe also collets, I currently have ER11)? I saw that inventables have some very nice starter kits. Or maybe you can help put together a set from a good source?

    I would also love a good source / advice on which piece does what. For instance, why is it important to have a 2 flute carbide of this or that shape. Or use this bit for roughing and this for finishing… you get the point.

    Thank you for your advice.

    Best Regards
    Martin

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    I’m in basically the same situation as you at the moment. Trying to find sources for end mills in Europe and figuring out the different types and coatings.

    Here’s a little bit of info I found on types and coatings.
    2 sources I’ve seen mentioned in Europe are CNC-Plus and Sorotec. I haven’t tried either of those yet myself but I plan to.

    I ordered a few different types of cheap end mills from China before I found the European sources so I’m going to test with those first and then order some decent quality ones.
    I’ll order from one of those vendors anyway when I want to try aluminium.

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    Hi C
    thanks.
    Ihave also found cnc plus but sorotec not, thank you! I am going to read th forum entry at carbide3d.

    Here is some info i found:

    A Guide to CNC Bits

    I have just ordered some bits from inventables (starter packs) so i can just start and find out :). Where do you get the cheap china ones?

    #9334
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    Thanks for the link, I’ll have a read over it.
    The cheap end mills were bought on ali express. No idea as to the quality of them but I can let you know once I’ve been able to test them.
    Here are the links to the one’s I bought.
    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3

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