Regular router bits - Vectric tool data base query

Hi all,

I’m in a bit of a jam, broke my last 1/8 downcut endmill and need to get an order out before my new bits arrive.

From what I’ve read online, it is ok (not ideal) to use regular router bits on a CNC setup as long as they are the bits without bearings. I have a 3mm straight bit (similar to below image) and am just curious what sort of settings need to change in my tool database to run this bit in place of my 1/8 end mill. Single flute, 3mm and not 3.125mm - other suggestions??

Hi Kyle - depending on how aggressive your current parameters are, you shouldn’t have to change much. If it’s a single flute, and the previous bit was 2 flat, then you need to change your RPM accordingly. Everything else should be same/similar.