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Adding and Using a Keyhole Bit – Vectric Software for the Absolute Beginner – Part 12

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This is the 12th in a series of videos geared toward the person who has never worked with CAD or CAM in the Vectric Software before.

In this video, I’ll show you how I use a keyhole bit with the Vectric software.

I’ve had several requests to do a demonstration of how I entered a keyhole bit into my Tool Database, how I calculated a toolpath, and how I set up and use the bit. In this video, I’ll demonstrate all of the above. First I’ll show you the info about the bit I needed to get, then how to enter that info into the tool database. Next I’ll show you how I created the geometry I needed to create a 3/4” long vertical keyhole slot for a project. Then I’ll demonstrate calculating the toolpath from that geometry, previewing the toolpath, and saving the g-code.

From there we’ll move out onto the CNC router, where we’ll load the g-code into Mach3, set the X, Y, and Z zeros on our project, and cut a keyhole.

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Links to the Keyhole Bit I used in this video, and a couple of alternatives:

Bosch 85608MC Keyhole Bit – https://amzn.to/2SERJSk

Whiteside 3050 Keyhole Bit – https://amzn.to/2Rtx86f

CMT 850.001.11 Keyhole Bit – https://amzn.to/2VDtsOz

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