I’ve been using a single flute carbide endmill and have been quite pleased with the results using adaptive tool paths. What I’ve struggled with is 2-D Contours and chip evacuation with single flutes in general. I ordered a 1/4 4-Flute roughing endmill cheapo (SpeedTiger) from Amazon and couldn’t be more pleased with the surface finish (Yes, the surface finish is decent), but more importantly the chip evacuation is awesome.
Running the 2-D contour at 1000mm/minute with a DOC of 17.5 in what is approx. 18mm plywood. Minimal chatter on the spring pass. (Not sure why that is.) Dewalt 611 is set at approximately 4.5 - 4.75. No fires yet, not even charred wood or hot bits
Has anyone else tried roughing endmills with their LowRider? Is there something I’m not thinking of or seeing as a downside?