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:
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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. These bits are great on plastics as they are really tough but do not have a sharp edge. You will be able to run these bits faster on plastic compared to a 1 flute (for plastics) bit but depending on the finish you require, might only be suitable for cutting all the way through.


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  • 5
    good quality clean cuts

    Posted by terry on 27th Sep 2021

    no problem buying again

  • 5
    Great product and service

    Posted by Robert on 10th Sep 2021

    I’ve bought my bits from Adam’s bits before and must say they are the best bits I’ve used for aluminium cutting. Very fast postage to my rural property in NSW. Great customer service

  • 5
    End mill

    Posted by Laurie Mattila on 10th Sep 2021

    Great service good communication.

  • 5

    Posted by Garry Wilson on 9th Sep 2021

    Cuts like a dream.

  • 5
    Shorter length works well cutting 5051 aluminium

    Posted by Peter Harrington on 12th Jul 2021

    Have used the longer single flutes from Adams bits, they work well but these shorter units are even better. Delivery is fantastic 3 days Vic to Townsville, great supplier.

  • 5
    1 flute 1/8 Aluminum

    Posted by Lloyd Poole on 2nd Jun 2021

    Just used it today for cutting aluminium composite panel and at this stage it works well with a very smooth cut and good chip removal.

  • 5

    Posted by steve on 3rd May 2021

    Cut beautifully

  • 5
    Perfect cutting in Brass

    Posted by Jorden Baker on 26th Apr 2021

    I had been struggling for so long to try and cut small brass gears and pinions. Not being able to afford a lathe, these 1 Flute cutters have been amazing. They have opened up all sorts of new possibilities for me. Great quality at a great price.

  • 5
    6mm single flute cutter

    Posted by TIM HARRIS on 30th Mar 2021

    Very happy with this product, It cuts very cleanly, after having troubles previously with cutting aluminium, this is a breath of fresh air. The price is also great!