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Three Common Types of Precision Cutting Tools

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Did you know that milling machines are used to remove material from a workpiece? Rotary cutters are generally attached to the mills to accomplish this, and there are several types of precision cutting tools available. Although each type of rotary cutter is used for a specific purpose, they are all beneficial in their own ways.

1. End mill. This type of tool has cutting teeth at one end, as well as on the sides. End mills resemble drill bits, but unlike typical drill bits, end mills are able to cut in all directions. This cutting tool is generally used for tracer milling, profile milling, and plunging, making it a common tool to use in a vertical mill.

2. Ball end mill. Ball end mill cutters are used for slotting channels

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