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confused by extremely low feedrates for wood




I just started the g-wizard trial and would really like to make use of it but i’m pretty confused by some of the numbers it outputs. For example, here is a screenshot of the output for a 0.5″ 2 flute normal carbide endmill in hard wood, 0.25 cut depth + 0.25 cut width:


I’m very new to cnc machining in general, but 6.836IPM in wood with a cutter this size just doesn’t sound like something you would ever run? The chipload it chose  is just minuscule. Can someone please explain what g-wizard is doing here? Thanks!

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It’s because the Tortoise-Hare slider is set to “Full Tortoise.”  That Fine Finish setting causes the absolute slowest tolerable feedrate to be used.  Crank it to the right to increase feedrates.

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