- Sep 14, 2008
I would think 8.25 would be a tad undersized.
Given that you want only one side to cut that adds a lot to table travel.
Any cross cut or hatch is usually bad here so a very tiny tilt is used.
In production the often rule is if the ass end of the cutter touches or leaves a mark the tools need need to be changed out.
Yes this means a dish. Which is why on a 8 inch surface one wants a 14 to 20 inch cutter body.
There is not only a dish but a dive/raise as one goes goes across full load and then the lighter Z load as you cross the big holes.
I guess I was illustrating if you used a 8.25 dia flycutter you would need 18.25" of travel, 14" dia would require 24" travel etc etc. Either way it's problematic.
If all I had was a BP i'd do it on a glass plate.