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  • Corn On The Cob

    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).]

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    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.

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    • #3
      pepecon:

      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.)

      Cheers

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      • #4
        pepecon:
        they have a wavy cutting edge or groove cut in their diameter along the flutes.

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