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Old Sat 06 June 2020, 05:33
xraydude
Just call me: Ted #131
 
New Orleans, LA
United States of America
1/8" end mill suggestions

Hello, all. I am looking for a decent end mill in the 3mm to 4mm diameter range. 1/8" is fine, too. Needs to have a CEL of at least 22mm. Metric or Imperial shank. 2 flute upcut would be preferred, but as long as it can work 22mm hardwoods at reasonably fast feed I'll try anything. I'm nesting parts in some fairly expensive woods, and it is killing me to use my standard 1/4" mills since I could nest a little tighter and squeak out a few more with a smaller mill.

Thanks!
Ted
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Old Sun 19 July 2020, 04:00
Andrew_standen
Just call me: Andrew #109
 
Dorset
United Kingdom
Depending on thick the timber is I use 2 flute fish tail cutters, I buy from Poland but they are made in the USA. 3mm dia on 3.0mm shank 25mm doc.
Take it easy, I cut Black walnut 1mm pass, 20mm thick, result is almost polished.
I use the 1/16" cutters on 16mm plywood with great results.
Just got to take the depth of cut easy.
Also sold by https://cnc-plus.de/en/End-Mills-266...Bits-2978.html
33 3,00 25,00 38,00 3,00 F-30-0103-30-XL

kind regards
Andrew
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Old Sun 19 July 2020, 04:22
WFY
Just call me: Buzz #60
 
Pembroke, Ontario
Canada
Router bits

Here is a link to a US company. https://www.centuriontools.com
We have been using their 5mm compression bits and they good for about 36-38 sheets of 5/8" melamine cabinet parts.
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Old Wed 22 July 2020, 16:36
xraydude
Just call me: Ted #131
 
New Orleans, LA
United States of America
Thanks for the suggestions guys!

Ted
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