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1 Flute DOWN CUT Carbide End Mill

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1/8-1/8-DC-1F-22 [E5]
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A 1 flute down cut end mill is a type of cutting tool that is suitable for cutting a variety of materials, such as aluminium composite material (ACM), plastic, and wood. This type of end mill operates in a similar manner as a 2-flute down cut, but it has a single cutting edge. The design of this end mill forces the chips back down into the material being cut, which can be useful for achieving a clean, precise cut. It's specially designed for the materials that are prone to chip out during cutting. And also, due to its design it's best suited for relatively softer materials with lower cutting forces.

Suitable for

  • Plastics (ABS, acrylic, HPDE etc)
  • Aluminium Composite Materials

Adam’s Tips

When cutting aluminium composite panel with a CNC machine, the number of passes needed can depend on the rigidity of the machine. Depending on the rigidity of your CNC machine, you may be able to cut the material in one or two passes.

Another consideration when cutting aluminium composite panel is the diameter of the end mill bit. If you find that using a smaller diameter bit (such as 2mm) results in an excessive amount of plastic chips packing back into the slot, you may want to try using a 1-flute up cut end mill for aluminium. This type of end mill forces chips up and away from the material being cut, which can help to reduce the clean-up time. Keep in mind that the up-cut bit will put the chips on top of the material, which may create a mess if not handled properly.

Feeds and Speeds - 1 Flute Down Cut
mm per minute
 Wood   ACM 
Item Code Description  Soft   Hard   Soft 
0.5-1/8-DC-1F-2 0.5mm x 3.175mm x 2mm  1F 350 200 350
1-1/8-DC-1F-4 1mm x 3.175mm x 4mm  1F 650 350 650
1.5-1/8-DC-1F-6 1.5mm x 3.175mm x 6mm  1F 1,000 500 1,000
2-1/8-DC-1F-8 2mm x 3.175mm x 8mm  1F 1,400 700 1,400
1/8-1/8-DC-1F-8 3.175mm x 3.175mm x 8mm  1F  2,900 1,450 2,900
1/8-1/8-DC-1F-17 3.175mm x 3.175mm x 17mm  1F 1,950 1,000 1,950
1/8-1/8-DC-1F-22 3.175mm x 3.175mm x 22mm  1F 1,550 800 1,550
4-4-DC-1F-17 4mm x 4mm x 17mm  1F 3,050 1,550 3,050
4-4-DC-1F-22 4mm x 4mm x 22mm  1F 2,400 1,200 2,400
3.175-6.35-DC-1F-17 3.175mm x 6.35mm x 17mm  1F 1,950 1,000 1,950
4-6.35-DC-1F-22 4mm x 6.35mm x 22mm  1F 2,400 1,200 2,400
6.35-6.35-DC-1F-22 6.35mm x 6.35mm x 22mm  1F 6,950 3,500 6,950
6-6-DC-1F-12 6mm x 6mm x 12mm  1F 9,400 4,700 9,400
6-6-DC-1F-22 6mm x 6mm x 22mm  1F 6,000 3,000 6,000
Revolutions per minute 16,000RPM       
100% width per cut slotting       
Depth per cut Diameter x 1       

22 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    End mill down cut 0.5mm bit

    Posted by Lynn Palmer on 14th Jun 2024

    Excellent service and wonderful products

  • 5
    Perfect cutter

    Posted by Ron Hamilton on 22nd Apr 2024

    Cuts very cleanly in very hardwood. Early days but it cuts noticeably easier and cleaner than my previous cutter.

  • 5
    Flute down cut

    Posted by Lynn Palmer on 26th Mar 2024

    Perfect for what I need

  • 5
    great product

    Posted by Enrico (Ric) Bank on 1st Feb 2024

    Great product and great service and very prompt

  • 5
    6mm Downcut

    Posted by Ryan SEP on 31st Jan 2024

    Cuts nicely and stays sharp, we buy lots of cutters from Adam have been very happy!

  • 5
    Down Cut

    Posted by RIC NEWSON on 30th Aug 2022

    carves Clean pockets on different wood species

  • 5
    Great Bit

    Posted by Russell Allen on 13th Sep 2021

    Great little bit cuts very well

  • 5

    Posted by John Saliba on 19th Apr 2021

    Very good cutting bit, Extremely happy with finished quality of ACM on top and bottom edge..

  • 5
    Down Cut End Mill

    Posted by John Bosua on 16th Mar 2021

    Fantastic Bits , Extremely nice top edge and smooth pocket bottom no chipping or stringing .