I’m located in the EU (Sweden) and have a Makita RT0700 router with a 6 and 8 mm collet, and are looking for end mills. It will be expensive to get a 1/8” collet (50-70 USD with shipping and tax). Some options:
Buy Ryan’s 1/8” collet and 10x 1/8” end mills (to try to compensate for the high shipping and tax). Price including shipping and tax: 130 USD
Buy 3-4x quality end mills in 6 or 8 mm sizes in the EU. Price: 120 USD
Buy 10x cheap 6 or 8 mm End mills from China. Price: 40 USD
The prices are approximations.
The main question is if I ”need” to use 1/8” single flute end mills, or if I can/should use 6 or 8 mm single/double end mills instead?