Thread: Do such endmills exist?
My modest spindle, has several collet sizes up to 6mm, but frankly swapping collets is quite time consuming (n comparison to just swapping a cutter out)
99% of the time, I use a 3.175mm (1/8") collet....but occasionally, I need to use 3.8mm to 5mm endmills...to save me having to swap the collet out, I was wondering if anyone has seen endmills that have a cutting diameter wider than the shank (therefore for example 4mm cutter on a 3.175mm shank).
yes, I know there probably wouldn't be much demand (on account such a cutter would be weaker than normal), but I only make light cuts on acrylic acrylic, FR4 & the time savings for me would be a massive win.
I'm not even *that* fussed about precision (I typically use the larger cutters to skim a bit of depth of some material), so had even thought about getting a 4mm standard endmill turned down so the shaft is 3.175mm etc.
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There are pcb drills like that so I guess there are probably endmills too. G.
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...not much heartache when one of those snaps, but a 6mm shank/0.8mm dia drill....well, if it even exists, I'd be a broken man if it snapped!
well if I had a lathe I'd just buy some cheap large dia. endmills & turn the shanks down to 1/8" (as it goes I did have a mini lathe but I spent more time fixing it than using it - it got sold!)
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