Let's face it, when you need precision and you need the best possible finish, you need fly cutters. That's because you just can't beat the flawless finish you get using a fly cutter
. Even early manual machinists knew the fly cutter was the best finishing tool in the machine shop
. Today, some CNC machinists use face mills; but experienced machinists know the "go-to" tool to for superior aluminum finishing is a fly cutter with a diamond insert. Now, that's how you get a mirror finish!
Fly Cutters Finish with One Pass
The finest finish over a large surface must be made with one pass. That's why a fly cutter beats the snot out of a face mill for the best finish. Even machine manufacturer, Ingersoll Rand, recommends that you operate their face mills as fly cutters
for the best finish. Seriously, they actually tell you how to modify their machine. So, why on Earth make a face mill act like a fly cutter when a fly cutter is the right tool to use? Don't! If you want to end right, you need to start right.
Other Uses for Your Fly Cutter
set of fly cutters
Your fly cutter is for more than just finishing. That's just the start. Use your fly cutter to create an involute on a gear tooth or cut clearance notches in pistons. When you need to make circular cuts and notches, grab your fly cutter. The only limit is your imagination. Want to mill an odd shape? Whip out your fly cutter.
Be Picky About Your Fly Cutter
Be picky about your fly cutter. No matter the speed you run, you want to be safe. Don't trust cheap, foreign fly cutters. Only trust American tools that will perform to perfection. Only use the right size. At The Tool Company, all of our fly cutters are made in California. Our fly cutters are balanced and operate at high RPMs and low RPMs. Your tools last longer. Since they are made with larger set screws, the blade is also stable. The size of your fly cutter matters. Our fly cutters use ½” and 3/8” bits, and this saves you milling time. You know time is money. In addition, 3 size fly cutters are available:
- 1 ½” diameter
- 2” diameter
- 2 1/2” diameter
Like everything we sell, you get a 5 year warranty. So you know they are made to stand up to the toughest shop conditions. Buy one fly cutter or buy a set of fly cutters
. Either way, you'll get precision every time.