1 Flute UP CUT End Mill (for Aluminium)

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4-4-SP-1F-12-Al [A5]
Suitable Material:
Aluminium & Plastics
Cutter Profile:
1 flute up cut
Suitable Use:
Cutting Material:
Tungsten Carbide (Japanese)

When cutting soft metals like aluminium & brass, there is nothing easier to use and more suitable than a high grade 1 flute up cut. An 1 flute has the best chip ejection and heat dissipation which avoids jamming due to the gummy nature of soft materials. An 1 flute also has the capability to operate effectively with widely varied feeds and speeds as compared to 2 & 3 flute when slotting. For peripheral cutting, a 2 or 3 flute for soft metals is ideal for the side & bottom finish.

Suitable for

  • Soft Metals (Aluminium & Brass)
  • Plastics (ABS, acrylic, HPDE etc)
  • Aluminium Composite Materials

Adam’s Tips

You will get a different finish on the side of your material depending if you use a climb or conventional cut. Do some test cuts and check which side comes out the best and adjust your toolpath accordingly.

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  • 5
    1 Flute UP CUT End Mill (for Aluminium)

    Posted by Lindsay Hennessy on 17th Oct 2019

    Used on brass sheet, Worked perfectly very forgiving for feed rate, very impressed.

  • 5
    Acrylic engraving

    Posted by Lyndon Dickson on 28th May 2019

    After a long battle looking for acrylic engraving bits, Adams Bits @ endmill.com.au are top quality and at a great price, they are my goto.

  • 5
    Flute bit

    Posted by Sean on 17th Nov 2018

    I purchased this st the wood fair in Canberra, I don’t know what was more appreciated, his and Ben’s advice or the right bit for the job!

  • 5

    Posted by Garry Wilson on 18th Oct 2018

    Excellent cutter for aluminium, will be buying more