Face milling

One of the main features or characteristics of a face milling cutters is that it generally has a large diameter and many cutting edges (teeth). This is to ensure that it can effectively and efficiently carry out machining of wide planes or faces.

In the past blade type brazed tools were used but recently there has been more of a focus on reducing tool costs and improving machining accuracy and as such most face milling cutters now use indexable inserts with wedge type clamping or screw-on type clamping.


There are various types of face milling cutters. The correct cutter is chosen according to workpiece material hardness, depth of cut, and the geometry of the work needed to be machined.

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