View Full Version : Using a side and face cutter in brass

Peter Sanders
06-15-2009, 09:08 AM
Hi All

Is there any problem that I am not aware of when using a side and face cutter to cut a slot in brass?

Thank you...

06-15-2009, 09:45 AM
If you are referring,to the same tools as what we call side cutting pliers that generally are used for small dia wire. And Face cutters the same as End nippers/flush cutters used in for wire here. I know that even the best of mine wouldn't do a good job.

There are in the picture left side next to the wooden bench pins.
Black and red handles3 pair and a small blue ones.

My personal preference is a jewelers saw frame and the proper blade. With a bench pin.

Faster neater less clean up and cheaper if you don't have a dremel or that type of tool or the sheet metal nibbler that cuts a little section out.
The general rule of thumb is 3 teeth of the blade on the metal edge at all times.

And the bench pin can be a section of board clamped to the table. As long as it has a V slot and area so you can manipulate the saw and material.

06-15-2009, 09:54 AM
Are you reffering to an endmill when you say face and side cutter to cut the slot? :confused:

Peter Sanders
06-15-2009, 10:37 AM

Sorry guys :) I knew what I meant, but I was not clear enough in my question. I did mean a side and face MILLING cutter.

To use to cut a slot in the end of a brass shaft. I proposed a jig in this forum...

my suggestion was...


any comments?

Thank you...

06-15-2009, 10:49 AM
The Translation from English to English sometimes loses much in the translation or to American :D