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Watch in 4K as Tyson Moore puts his acrylic CNC cutting and LED light sign making skills to test with Amana Tool®’s 1/8” and 1/4” diameter Solid Carbide Spektra™ Extreme Tool Life Coated Up-Cut Router Bits and Mini Insert Spoilboard Router Bit.

Tyson cuts the 1/16”, 1/8” and 1/4" thick acrylic on his Carbide 3D Shapeoko CNC machine. The up-cut bits pull the chips up evacuating them from the cut where a down-cut bit forces the acrylic chips down and can potentially melt them together. Evacuating the chips better reduces any excess friction caused by the chips resulting in less of a chance of melting the acrylic. Top edge will stay crisp with an up-cut bit in acrylic.

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Feed, Speed, Chip Load & Step Down CNC Running Parameters

10" x 80 Teeth, Amana Tool Prestige Series with Electro-Blu™ Coating, Carbide Tipped Non-Melt Plastic Cutting M-TCG Grind Saw Blade no. LB10801C 

3/8” Dia. Carbide Tipped Countersink with No Burning and No Marring Adjustable Depth Stop with No-Thrust BB, 1/8" Drill Dia. x 1/4" Inch Quick Release Hex Shank Amana Tool no. 55227

1-1/2” Dia. Mini Insert Carbide Spoilboard Surfacing, Rabbeting, Flycutter, Slab Leveler & Surface Planer with 1/4" Shank Amana Tool Router Bit no. RC-2248 

1/8" Dia. Solid Carbide, Spektra™ Coated Plastic Cutting Up-Cut Spiral Flute Router Bit No. 51416-K 
Feed Rate (IPM): 100 
Speed (RPM): 18,000 
Chip Load (Per Tooth): 0.005"
Ramp Down (IPM): 50

1/4" Dia. Solid Carbide, Spektra™ Coated Plastic Cutting Up-Cut Spiral Flute Router Bit No. 51404-K
Feed Rate (IPM): 200
Speed (RPM): 18,000
Chip Load (Per Tooth): 0.010"
Ramp Down (IPM): 100

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