Thread: Face Mill V End Mill
30th Aug 2010, 08:37 AM #1
Face Mill V End Mill
I have noted that Shell End Mills and Face mills look the same ...well at least they do to me...
What is the difference ...can any one explain?
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30th Aug 2010, 11:57 AM #2
30th Aug 2010, 12:02 PM #3
Usually an endmill has 4 flutes and they are used to cut keyways which are not blind and a shell mill has a lot more cutting edges and is designed to cut a fair amount off and will cut alot better when only cutting with one side than an endmill.
30th Aug 2010, 12:09 PM #4
A Shell end mill is basically a facing cutting when used on a horizontal machine
30th Aug 2010, 12:16 PM #5
I thought face mills used inserts, either carbide or HSS (in the old days)
Shell end mills are smaller and are all HSS and not used today...
30th Aug 2010, 12:35 PM #6
You can get shell end mills that use carbide inserts, the main difference is u use a face mill to take cuts off the face of the job and you would use a shell end mill if the majority of the cutting is on the side of the job as you ca remove more material as the cutting edge is longer.
30th Aug 2010, 02:09 PM #7
30th Aug 2010, 03:00 PM #8
31st Aug 2010, 01:19 AM #9
On that page they look the same I would call the shell end mills they have there face mills
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