If you have been looking for router bits for acrylic, and want to do fine detail work carving acrylic on your CNC router, a 1/16″ acrylic router bit is the bit for the job! Also called 0-flute bits, or single flute router bits, they are the go-to bits for all things acrylic with CNC routers. Oflute bits are the best to use for those LED acrylic projects, it’s definitely time.
The 1/16″ acrylic router bit is for the ultra-fine details in your acrylic projects to create those delicate lines.
Acrylic requires a high-spiral bit that ejects the plastic chips fast to prevent melting, which ‘galls’ the material to the bit, making it ineffective. These acrylic bits also virtually eliminates the other enemy of cutting plastic…melting it and causing it to bind to the cut surface.
If you are going for this bit, you will definitely want the 1/4″ acrylic router bit and 1/8″ acrylic router bit set to take care of the bigger work.
All bits on this site are made of carbide steel. Carbide is what professional metal machinists use to make complex items like car engines. It stays sharp 50x longer than conventional CNC router bits.
For depth of cuts, see the table at the bottom
- Cut Diameter: 1/16″ (1.58mm)
- Shank dia: 1/8″ (3.175mm)
- Overall Length: 1.5″ (38mm)
- Flutes: 1
- Flute length: 0.25″ (12mm)
- Material: 100% carbide
- Feed: 45 inches per minute (16mm per second) for acrylic only
- Speed (rpm): 21000 (for Makita routers, set dial to 5)
- Plunge 10ips
Depth of cut for 1/16″
- 0.03″ (0.8mm}
- NOT FOR ALUMINUM
For Vectric users, get the latest CNC router bit tool database by clicking here
For CNC’s with routers, refer to this PDF download feeds & speeds table