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I would like to drill 4mm holes into hard wood using Smartbench.
Whats the best approach? Can I use a regular 4mm drill bit? - what is the lowest spindle speed the spindle can do (I have an SC1 spindle)? There is also a drill operation I can choose in my CAM Software (Fusion360).
Or should I rather use a 3mm router bit and treat it more like a pocket operation?
Many thanks for any suggestions.
The lowest spindle speed you can run is 5000 RPM.
We wouldn't really recommend running a drill bit in the spindle as you can very quickly run into issues if the drill bit is not balanced or straight. Please see our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQQE_OJAkjs
I would us the 3mm router bit with a helical plunge using the pocket toolpath
Many thanks Aaron for your fast reply.
The suggested solution of using a 3mm router bit to make the 4mm holes is working very well. (I'm using the Bore operation in Fusion 360 CAM for toolpath generation).
That's good to hear, thanks for the feedback