Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    2,651

    Default 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?

  2. # ADS
    Google Adsense Advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Adelaide
    Age
    61
    Posts
    856

    Default

    A face mill cuts on the end of the cutters
    facemill.JPG

    A shell mill cuts on the sides of the cutters.
    shellmill.JPG

    An end mill does both but for a smaller area.
    endmill.JPG

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Riverina NSW
    Posts
    169

    Default

    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.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Riverina NSW
    Posts
    169

    Default

    A Shell end mill is basically a facing cutting when used on a horizontal machine

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    near Rockhampton
    Posts
    4,327

    Default

    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...

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Riverina NSW
    Posts
    169

    Default

    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.

    http://img.directindustry.com/images...mill-35040.jpg

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Lake Macquarie
    Age
    78
    Posts
    64

    Default

    Eskimo

    Try this as a reference:


    Milling cutter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    2,651

    Default

    mmm
    if you ask me the shell end mill doesnt look any different than the face mill

    example

    Shaw Machinery Web Site

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Riverina NSW
    Posts
    169

    Default

    On that page they look the same I would call the shell end mills they have there face mills

Similar Threads

  1. 50mm Face Mill and 10 Mitsubishi Inserts for $CHEAP
    By markjaffa in forum METALWORK FORUM
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11th Sep 2010, 02:23 PM
  2. No. 0 Mill Serial Number and Mill at Work Photos
    By Anorak Bob in forum THE HERCUS AREA
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30th Dec 2008, 03:31 AM
  3. x2 mill
    By beetle in forum METALWORK FORUM
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 4th Jun 2008, 12:41 AM
  4. My New Mill or 3
    By dai sensei in forum SMALL TIMBER MILLING
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 17th Mar 2008, 06:42 PM
  5. Comparison Between C.S Mill & Bandsaw Mill
    By echnidna in forum SMALL TIMBER MILLING
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 7th Oct 2007, 04:26 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •