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CNC Cutting Bits

August 2, 2020 Nigel 0

I’ve been using milling machines for my hobby of model making for over 40 years, but CNC is new to me and CNC cutting bits are new. The primary first task for the CNC engraver [more…]

Milling Cutters

August 12, 2018 Nigel 0

As per the title, milling cutters are used in milling machines as the working end of material removal. There are a number of different types of cutter depending on material and the type of application. [more…]

Carbide Roughing Endmill

October 15, 2016 Nigel 0

An afternoon at the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition. The event this year, 2016, was rather quieter than last year and did not feel like it had the number of stands or models. I did go [more…]

TiN End Mill

April 16, 2016 Nigel 2

I needed some new end mills as I managed ot break an 8mm one last week – quite frankly I was being heavy handed and had not tightened up some of the traverses as well [more…]

kestag 1636 end mill

Maykestag End Mill

March 28, 2016 Nigel 0

I was at a car boot fair wandering around and came across a stall selling tools. In a small tray there were a few milling cutters and one of them was this distinctive cutter – [more…]