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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010

    Depth of Cut and Flute Length

    If my endmill has say a 0.5" flute and I'm cutting 0.1" depth of cut per pass, is it ok to go as deep as say 1" since the top half is already cut?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    Re: Depth of Cut and Flute Length

    You can, as long as the flute dia. is the same as the shank dia. and you don't do a finish pass at full depth. fyi, Some software adds the finish pass automatically in the roughing cycle.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010

    Re: Depth of Cut and Flute Length

    I just learned about finishing passes today, never used them before. Makes sense.

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