A straight flute end mill is a popular choice among "decor warriors" who work with MDF and plywood. These mills have straight blades that make them suitable for cutting a variety of timber materials, such as plywood, melamine chipboard, whiteboard, and veneers. They are also cost-effective compared to other types of end mills, like down and compression cutters, and provide a good finish on both sides of the material. Clean up is easy, just a little brush is needed to remove any residual burrs. The disadvantage is that due to the straight geometry, they may dull more quickly than other end mill types. Popular sizes include 1mm diameter for 3mm material, 1.5mm for 6mm, 2mm for 17mm and 1/8" for 18mm material.
- Wood (MDF, hardwood)
- Wood (Ply & softwoods)
A straight flute end mill is a useful tool for cutting a variety of materials, but it does create a significant amount of dust as opposed to chips. Therefore, it is important to have proper ventilation or dust extraction in place to ensure a safe and healthy working environment. One benefit of this dust is that it gets packed back into the slot made by the end mill, which can help to hold the material in place. This eliminates the need to use tabs or tape to secure the material and can save time on handling. However, it's also important to keep in mind that the dust created is fine particulates which can be harmful to health, it's highly recommend to make sure the dust created is disposed off properly and safely.
|Feeds and Speeds - 2 Flute Straight Cut |
mm per minute
|1-1/8-ST-2F-3||1mm x 3.175mm x 3mm 2F||1,350||700|
|1.5-1/8-ST-2F-8||1.5mm x 3.175mm x 8mm 2F||1,800||900|
|2-1/8-ST-2F-12||2mm x 3.175mm x 12mm 2F||2,300||1,150|
|2-1/8-ST-2F-17||2mm x 3.175mm x 17mm 2F||1,850||950|
|1/8-1/8-ST-2F-12||3.175mm x 3.175mm x 12mm 2F||4,850||2,450|
|1/8-1/8-ST-2F-17||3.175mm x 3.175mm x 17mm 2F||3,900||1,950|
|1/8-1/8-ST-2F-22||3.175mm x 3.175mm x 22mm 2F||3,100||1,550|
|1/8-1/8-ST-2F-32||3.175mm x 3.175mm x 32mm 2F||2,000||1,000|
|4-4-ST-2F-17||4mm x 4mm x 17mm 2F||6,050||3,050|
|4-4-ST-2F-22||4mm x 4mm x 22mm 2F||4,800||2,400|
|4-4-ST-2F-32||4mm x 4mm x 32mm 2F||3,100||1,550|
|6-6-ST-2F-22||6mm x 6mm x 22mm 2F||11,950||6,000|
|6-6-ST-2F-32||6mm x 6mm x 32mm 2F||7,650||3,850|
|6-6-ST-2F-52||6mm x 6mm x 52mm 2F||3,150||1,600|
|8-8-ST-2F-32||8mm x 8mm x 32mm 2F||16,900||8,450|
|8-8-ST-2F-62||8mm x 8mm x 62mm 2F||4,400||2,200|
|10-10-ST-2F-52||10mm x 10mm x 52mm 2F||14,300||7,150|
|Revolutions per minute 16,000RPM|
|100% width per cut slotting|
|Depth per cut Diameter x 1|
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I cnc a lot of hard wood, (eg old sleepers). These bits cut quickly and easily, must have good dust extraction. Leave a beautiful flat finish if cutting pockets. Economical and a quality bit.
Perfect for the jobs we undertake.
I have purchased several CNC bits from Adam's Bits and the service has been very good. Reasonable prices and quick shipping times. Highly recommended.
Great product and Great service received 2 extra bits for free im a extremely happy customer and will 110% ill keep coming back and postage is so fast thank you so much Adam you got me out of trouble more times then i can count lol thank you very much Adam much appreciated ??
Good clean cut - recommended
On Adams Bits recommendation, I have been using these as my primary bit for cutting. They are excellent. I make wooden clocks: everything cut from wood. Adams bits deliver the best bits for the best price.
Good all purpose bit, I have various sizes, use for roughing 3d carves and cutting 1.5mm poly sheeting to make wool bale balancing stencils.
Did a great job on new pine 19mm thick