HSS1298-M CNC 2D and 3D Carving 5.8 Deg Tapered Angle Ball Tip x 0.5mm Dia x 0.25mm Radius x 26mm x 6mm Shank x 76mm Long x 3 Flute High Speed Steel (HSS) Up-Cut Spiral ZrN Coated Router Bit


(a°) Angle 5.8°
(D) Diameter 0.5mm
(R) Radius 0.25mm
(B) Cutting Height 26mm
(d) Shank 6mm
Overall Length (L) 76mm
Type Ball Nose, ZrN
Flutes 3


Specially designed for 2D and 3D CNC profiling and carving in plastic, aluminum & wood with CNC machines. The high-shear ball nose tips cut smooth 2D and 3D contours with reduced stepping while the proprietary ZrN coating (applied by the physical vapor deposition coating process) provides high resistance to wear, sharper cutting edges, extended tool life and less friction and heat buildup. Some of Amana Tool carving tools, as you can appreciate have a very small diameter therefore any material chip-loads need to reflect that small size. It can however withstand RPM’s up to 60,000 RPMs. A directed air-blast to keep chips away along with cooling the tool and work piece are always welcome.

Tools are manufactured with high balance that allows them to run up to 60,000 RPMs. Adjust your chip load and feed rate accordingly.


A perfect bit for 3D carving
Precision 2D and 3D large scale carving
Great for deep profiling
Dimensional signage
3D millwork
2D and 3D contouring, profiling, modeling and pattern making for cabinetry, sign making, furniture making and jewelry mold making
Perfect for model-makers on large 3D milling profiles in abrasive EPS foam and other materials

Excellent for cutting:

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
Acrylic Stone
Ethylene-vinyl Acetate Foam (EVA)
Expanded Polypropylene (EPP)**
Expanded Polystyrene Foam (EPS)
Extruded Polystyrene Foam (XPS)
Fiberglass PCB Board
Foam Board
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

High Density Urethane (HDU)
20lbs High Density Urethane
Non-Ferrous Metals
Phenolic Composites
Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)
Polyethylene Foam***
Polyurethane Foam
PVC Foam Board
Sign Board
Sign Foam
Tooling Board
XPE (Cross Linked Polyethylene) Foam

*A soft plastic cardboard made with super soft, super flexible PVC.
**Expanded polypropylene (EPP) is a foam form of polypropylene.
***Ethafoam, Polyethylene, and Polylam are durable, flexible, closed-cell foams with excellent memory.

Benefits of Zirconium Nitride (ZrN) Coating

Creates a harder and tougher cutting edge allows for a prolonged cutting edge life and helps to prevent the build-up of material in the flutes while cutting
Have the tendency to run/spin much faster than an uncoated tool
Optimized flute geometry and low Total Indicated Runout (TIR) guarantees clean cuts, essentially eliminates sanding and reduces chatter (where the machine or work piece vibrates) under high chip loads (when used with low TIR spindles)
High flute volume supports high feed rates and chip loads
High aspect ratio for single pass deep-reach cutting
Flute geometry optimized for cutting sign foam, sign board, hardwoods, thermoplastics and phenolic composites

Milling Plastics:
In a milling application, all plastics tend to behave differently so attention must be paid first and foremost to heat input, as that greatly impacts surface finish and chip control.
Suggested starting spindle speed might be 18,000 RPM, there needs to be some experimenting on the part of the programmer to best find an acceptable finish.


(a°) Angle 5.8°
(D) Diameter 0.5mm
(R) Radius 0.25mm
(B) Cutting Height 26mm
(d) Shank 6mm
Overall Length (L) 76mm
Type Ball Nose, ZrN
Flutes 3