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Dust shoe not touching material using Router11 with Sharkbits

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by DementorLM, Apr 17, 2022.

  1. DementorLM

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    Hello all,

    Sorry for this noob question. I am using the Sharkbit single o flute upcut bits (1/8 and 1/4”) on my Lead 1515. The Dust shoe will not touch the material when pocketing/cutting acrylic and it’s kind making a mess. My question is how far in can I insert the bit in the collet? I am leaving about a 1mm space from the top of the collet and I have the dust shoe attachment at the bottom of the router11. I have shorter bits I can use but I am really liking the finish when using the Sharkbits.

    Thank you
     
  2. Gary Caruso

    Gary Caruso OpenBuilds Volunteer
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    Which dust shoe are you using? You can put the bit in as far as practical to reduce leverage (not clamping on the flutes).
    Pic would help.
    Cheers
    Gary
     
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  3. DementorLM

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    Thank you for the reply. That is good to know, I though I could not insert the bit passed the collet itself. That will definitely solve the issue. I will upload a picture tomorrow just in case.
    I am using the one that came with the fully loaded option. Pretty sure it’s this one Dust Shoe for Routers
     
  4. sharmstr

    sharmstr OpenBuilds Team
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    I havent checked if OB is carrying the spacer yet, but I picked one up from kent cnc directly. Comes in handy often.
     
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  5. DementorLM

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    Awesome thank you! I checked them out and I think I will end up buying the spacer.
     
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