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4190Re: [mill_drill] Re: Helical end mill

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  • Owen Lloyd
    Dec 1, 2002
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      A high helix end mill is used on super tough materials. IE Titanium, Stainless, etc etc it is used to reduce the power needed to "push" the cutter edge through the material. Think like a lifting ramp or a thread pitch on a jack. High helix equals less force needed to turn the jack screw. Same principle would apply to the cutting edge of the end mill.
      I hope this helps.
      Owen
       
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      Guys,
              One of my tool catalogs has a number of  "High Helix End Mills",
      with various angles of helix (30, 37, and 50 degrees), and with 2, 3, and 4
      flutes. The description claims "reduction of horizontal milling lines, less
      squeal and chatter, improved chip evacuation, and improved part finish."
      Your guess is as good as mine, as to whether or not it's true.

      Marv Frankel
      Los Angeles
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