- Essex/Suffolk border
but really you can only get as close as you can get
If it fits in the collet and holds securley, I use it. In a perfect world you would have all the correct bits to match, but most of us dont live in a perfect world.Quick question for you guys, can I use a (modern) milling cutter that has the sidelock/Weldon shank in an ER collet or do I have to use a sidelock arbor?
The main reason why wet coolant is avoided on cast iron is the nasty paste it can produce rusting into a solid and driving the fine dust into places where wear can be caused
Turn your speed down and use a vacuum cleaner to keep dust down
Right another expensive morning.
I have ordered x10 Korloy inserts and a 16mm and a 25mm indexable End Mill to use them in.
Plus I have ordered a couple of new M42 threaded clarkson endmills, not particularly expensive, £6 to £14.
Has anyone tried Powder Metal end mills. I believe they fall somewhere between HSS and Carbide, in both performance and price?