Shapeoko 2D Pocketing Tests with Fusion 360

I’ve been trying to determine the best feed rate for cutting MDF on my Shapeoko CNC router with a 1/4-inch bit.  The manufacturer’s recommendation is very conservative and slow, and I don’t trust the other recommendations I’ve found.  So I decided to cut a large number of identical 2D pockets at different speeds to determine for myself what the best feed rate is for this kind of operation.… Read the rest