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Brian lightfoot27/02/2014 21:06:17
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Hi there

Does any body know the biggest four flute endmill I can use in a 16 mm collet please. where would be a good place to buy them i want good quality and a reasonable price.

Thanks Brian L

John Stevenson27/02/2014 21:21:20
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Usually 18mm but there are some 20mm ones about.

Cutwel [ one L ] do them.

Most are 18mm but if you look at the multiflute, standard length section they list one at 20mm, these are the cheaper HSS ones.

Modern carbide cutters tend to have same shank as the cutter because the ER series collets are now the defacto standard and holding say a 7mm cutter with a 7 mm shank is no problem.

JasonB28/02/2014 11:11:12
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MSC have quite a few 20mm ones to choose from with 16mm shank and they have got 40% off today if you use SALE40 in the promo code

John Stevenson28/02/2014 11:25:09
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Don't forget to apply for a mortgage first
JasonB28/02/2014 11:37:02
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£10.66 with the discount code, hardly mortgage material?? And even without the discount at £17 still £3 cheaper than Cutwel  who want £20.


Edited By JasonB on 28/02/2014 12:06:59

Thomas Pauley02/03/2014 12:28:08
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CTC Tools in Hong Kong provide very reasonable priced tooling. I recall their end mill sizes go above 16mm and I have had good results with their products.

John Burridge02/03/2014 14:35:58
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Tracy tools do up to an inch end mills with a 5/8" 16mm shank


Brian lightfoot04/03/2014 17:38:56
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Thanks for the help about where to buy from . must be 30 years since I bought cutters but have just bought a myford miller and need a few bits and bobs.


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