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18-01-2016, 11:35 AM
Does anyone know of a UK supplier of single point thread mills? I can't find anything via Google - Am I even calling these things by the right name?
18-01-2016, 12:03 PM
18-01-2016, 01:39 PM
Hi, thread Mills generally have multiple thread forms along the the length as you can see in the cutwel link.
In the past I have used a indexable lathe screw cutting tool as a milling cutter, and this would effectively be a single point tool.
18-01-2016, 01:43 PM
Generally... and then there are these:
18-01-2016, 03:36 PM
And these from Germany http://www.sorotec.de/shop/Cutting-Tools/Thread-Mill--Thread-milling-cutter/ delivery is fairly quick
18-01-2016, 03:42 PM
Are those Carbide?
18-01-2016, 04:05 PM
I think so, but I will check with Sorotec.
18-01-2016, 04:57 PM
Yes the Sorotec thread mills are carbide.
18-01-2016, 05:28 PM
Datron https://www.datron.de/de_de/cnc-fraeswerkzeuge/lieferprogramm/datron-gewindefraeser.html#_c4992 and paul horn https://www.phorn.de/produkte/fraesen/ both in Germany making thread mills as well. The horn parts are for larger diametres. If you have thread tools for a lathe, then you can use these parts on the mill as well, if you can clamp it in a collet.
18-01-2016, 07:06 PM
I have a range of metric and imperial thread mills for specific jobs but for oddball OD and for internal stuff down to about 11mm I use one of these -
With a threading tip, there are a range of tips for other purposes -
If you can get a good deal on a thread mill that has a few teeth on a decent length shank you can grind it down to one fairly easily and cut a range of threads with it, keep in mind that if you move too far from the intended diameter for ID cutters the thread form can come out slightly off,
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