Poetry in motion! A CNC flycutter is a beautiful thing. You may think of it as a single point cutter used on a mill, but that's just the beginning. A CNC flycutter lovingly faces any metal for a blemish-free finish. Every face mill knows there are times that it's not up to the job of a flycutter.
This milling machine has too many cutters for a super finish

Single Pass for a Super Finish

Getting a super finish with a face mill isn't easy. You can manually adjust the cutting height of each insert individually to 0.0001″. What a pain! Or, just remove all cutters except one. Now your face mill is pretending to be a flycutter. Why not just use a flycutter? But the best finish is achieved in a single pass. Cut from right to left. This is what the CNC pros recommend to keep the chips going away from you. A CNC flycutter allows you to cut one pass the width of the metal. That's how you get the uniform finish. Do that with a facing head! You'll make several passes and each pass leaves marks where the cuts overlapped. Now instead of a super finish you have a so-so finish. Flycutters cut shallow too. That's another secret for a super finish.
FC 25 CNC flycutter This CNC flycutter uses one cutter for a super finish

CNC Flycutters Make a Great Gift

CNC tooling isn't cheap. But the CNC flycutter isn't that expensive. It's a great gift for any machinist. Every machinist wants a variety of flycutter sizes. So, you can step in at the holidays and fill the gaps in their tool box. Get them a small cutter for small workpieces or a larger cutter if they work on bigger pieces. Either way, they will finish in one wide swath and thank you for it. Buy an entire high quality flycutter set for $125.00 at The Tool Company. You'll buy a quality flycutter and a great gift. Or, buy an individual cutter for around $40 to $50.
cnc flycutter set set of flycutters

Quality CNC Flycutters at The Tool Company

Finding good CNC flycutters is easy. Just shop The Tool Company. These tools are heat treated and balanced. That makes a long-lasting gift because the tool is long-lasting. The large set screws provide stability and rigidity your machinist will love. They can run at high RPMs for the best finish. Support American manufacturing with your gift purchase. Every tool at The Tool Company is made in the USA. Don't give your American machinist a cheap, foreign tool. Give the best gift. A CNC flycutter from The Tool Company.
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