I have never used a fly cutter but I need to get a near mirror finish on some 6061 2"x4" pieces that will be anodized and laser engraved. if all goes well this will be a continuous production of ~10 a month.
I will be doing these on an x3 without power feed (for a another month or so).
1) is it better to just get a multi-indexed facing mill? Faster?
2) mcmaster-carr refers me to lathe bits page--I am not interested in learning to make my own bits right now-- what bits would be recommended for what tasks? I am thinking right hand radius bits might give the best finish? is this correct? what other bits can be used for roughing? regular RH bits?
3) what speeds should a fly cutter/face mill be run at? I know fly cutters haveto ro feed extremely slow which is a turn off as I don't have my power feed yet.