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matt-b2
18-01-2016, 11:35 AM
Hi,

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?

Matt.

MetalMagus
18-01-2016, 12:03 PM
Hi Matt,

Try,

http://www.cutwel.co.uk/thread-making/solid-carbide-thread-mills/metric-thread-mills

Regards

Sean

jamesgates1000
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.

komatias
18-01-2016, 01:43 PM
Generally... and then there are these:

http://www.drill-service.co.uk/Product.asp?Parent=100300020000&Tool=799

cropwell
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

komatias
18-01-2016, 03:42 PM
Are those Carbide?

cropwell
18-01-2016, 04:05 PM
I think so, but I will check with Sorotec.

cropwell
18-01-2016, 04:57 PM
Yes the Sorotec thread mills are carbide.

uli12us
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.

magicniner
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 -

http://www.iscar.com/eCatalog/Item.aspx?cat=2800929&fnum=968&mapp=TG&GFSTYP=M&srch=1

With a threading tip, there are a range of tips for other purposes -

http://www.iscar.com/eCatalog/Family.aspx?cat=2800929%20&fnum=968&mapp=TG&app=0&pageType=4&rel=I

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,

- Nick