End mills / Router bits / Collets

A collection of high quality CNC end mills, router bits and collets for various applications.

Have no idea what to get? that's ok! Especially for beginners this can be daunting so here is a rough guide.

  • Pine/ Hardwood/ MDF - A 2F straight cut endmill is more than fine to use and are the more economical option. They leave a decent top and bottom finish also. A compression (up/down cut) bit is a great alternative when you are cutting all the way through or a down cut when you want to cut into your material or are not too fussed about a bottom finish.

  • Plywood and Aluminium Composite - the go to for these materials are a compression or down cut bit. A compression bit cuts up through the material for the first 4mm and the rest is a down cut. A down cut does an equally great job by pushing the layers down rather than ripping up. Another great go to for plywood is a straight cut. These do not pull up or down and leave a great finish.

  • Cast Acrylic - A sharp 1 flute or 2 flute up cut spiral bit ejects the chips well and are the go to.

  • Aluminium - A single flute, uncoated UP-CUT bit is recommended

  • HDPE/ 2 ply colour ABS - for assured results a straight flute is recommended as well as an up cut. Just make sure your material is well secured when using an up cut bit.

  • 3D profiling - you have a choice of ball nose cutters with a long cutting length or tapered end mills