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

    Posted by Eric Waegeman on 3rd Jan 2020


  • 5
    Great workhorse!

    Posted by Daniel Gamble on 3rd Dec 2019

    I've been doing clearing passes on aluminium for weeks with this now and it's still cutting as if i'd only just started using it.

  • 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