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    Default How to get the most out of your end mill?

    So I've seen programmers program pockets and just use the tip of the end mill? Whats the best way to mill to get the longest life out of your tool? Would it not be to go into the part with your rougher use like a 1/4 of the rougher into the part and so on? Anyways question is how to get the best life of the tool how to mill?

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    Default Re: How to get the most out of your end mill?

    I think +-1/2 ø radial and 1ø axial...
    i prefer helicoidal continu cutting without lead in and out.

    If you do lead in and out than do it alwayw with a radius bigger then the mill

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    Default Re: How to get the most out of your end mill?

    I would start by drilling a bunch of holes to get rid of most of the material then I would cut a pocket using a small stepover and a high speed, high feed small cut the way it's done with HSM software.

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