View Full Version : Corn On The Cob

09-24-2003, 01:04 AM
Never tried roughing end mills before so a few weeks ago I asked about these "corn cobs" and received good information*. I ordered a couple of 3/4 cutters and put them away...

Today, I needed to do some weld prep on 1/2 and 3/4 hrs plate and remembered the corn cobs. They worked VERY well. The cutting sound was different than a standard cutter and my small mill felt "bigger".

A good investment !

edited to add:

*information/recommendations for these cutters came from the forum. Thanks,

[This message has been edited by randyc (edited 09-24-2003).]

09-24-2003, 07:39 PM
The corn cob end mill piqued my interest. What do I look for in the tool catalog to describe this end mill ? Looked in the MSC catalog and saw nothing under corn cob.

09-24-2003, 08:09 PM

I think that they are just called "roughing end mills". I don't have an MSC catalog but this is how they are listed in the Enco book.

("Corn cob" is the popular description, it's because of the way the cutters look.)


09-25-2003, 03:12 AM
they have a wavy cutting edge or groove cut in their diameter along the flutes.