To produce successful milling results, you need to know a lot about the tools and raw materials you use. Simply taking the next best tool and forcing it into a blank at top speed is just as ineffectual as machining too slowly. Both approaches cause excess tool wear and unnecessary costs as a result. Incorrect use of tools also reduces the precision and quality of the parts you produce.
This chapter explains all you need to know about hobby-grade milling tools and how to use them with a gantry-type machine. This means we will be talking mostly about end mills.
Various aspects of a milling tool are precisely defined ...