CNC Cutting Bits

engraver, end mill and slot drill

I’ve been using milling machines for my hobby of model making for over 40 years, but CNC is new to me and CNC cutting bits are new. The primary first task for the CNC engraver is to machine the brass smokebox door on my miniature traction engine. The CNC engraver in question is a Sain … Read more

Swann-Morton Scalpel

A review of the Swann-Morton scalpel. We all have a selection of different knives from the robust Stanley that is great for cutting tough material such as carpet to the small model making knives with blades that have never been changed their whole life. One knife that is a must is the scalpel and so … Read more

Glanze Profiling Tool

I bought this Glanze Profiling Tool to use on the Warco WM240b lathe. The tool comes with a torx key, but no space insert. Although being round you can rotate the insert and so re-use more of the cutting edge before giving up on the bit. A close up of the insert shows the fine … Read more

Glanze TCT Tools

tungsten carbide lathe bit

Having bought a Warco WM240b lathe I needed some larger tools as everything up until now had been based around my HobbyMat and Unimat 3 that are both very happy with 6mm tooling. At 6mm I have a set of the cheap general purpose indexable TCT tools. They are ok, but the screw is weak … Read more