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31410Re: [mill_drill] End mill question

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  • Dallas Richardson
    Jun 1 5:58 PM
      As I understand it?? 2 flute is for aluminum ,brass and bronze.
      four flute is for steel and harder materials??
                                                               Dallas  IMAX 1340

      From: Curtis J Blank <Curt.Blank@...>
      To: mill_drill@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 6:17 PM
      Subject: [mill_drill] End mill question

      Well, cutting tool question I guess, ball end, radius, etc.

      2 flute verses 4 flute. I tend to buy and use 4 flute cutters
      exclusively. I have 2 flute end mills but only because they came in sets
      I purchased.

      So I guess the question is why 2 flute? When would a 2 flute end mill be
      preferable to use over a 4 flute end mill? Or does it come down to cost?

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