This is a solid carbide single end engraving tool with 60 degree included angle (30 degrees per side). This type of engraving tool is very popular for engraving on wood or plastic and even on aluminum.
- Astra Coated
- Solid Carbide
- Included angle: 60 degrees
- Side angle: 30 degrees
- Tip Size: .005
- Shank Diameter: 1/4″ (6.35mm)
- Tool Length: 2-1/2″
- Made In USA
These tools are coated with a proprietary high performance *Astra coating* that allows higher speed & feed rates as well as 2x the extended tool life & increased lubricity in abrasive material
Jonathan's Hot Take:
This 60 degree V-Bit is really good at deep engravings because it has a narrower cutting edge when compared to a 90/45 degree engraving bit.
These bits provide the HIGHEST VALUE because the Astra Coating makes them last at least 2-4x longer than uncoated bits. This is one of those times that spending a little more upfront saves you a lot of money down the line.
Spiral bits perform 100x better and 100x longer than straight bits. I recommend staying away from straight bits in general, because they dull so much faster and their aggressive cutting profile can be much less safe.
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