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#1 posted 01-12-2014 06:24 AM

I used to use Eagle America but since MLCS bought them I have not bought any more.

I now buy Niagara, Onsrud, and others as I buy end mills either HSS or carbide and typically, but not always, a lower price.

The Onrud super “O” is one of my favorite carbide cutters that work well in all types of material. Most of the HSS cutters I use are “upcut” and a minimum of two flutes and there are four flute ones available too.

I also buy some conical end mills that are available in almost any angle and depth of cut.

eBay and Amazon both list quite a variety of these cutters but you have to check on the manufacturer as some are off shore cutters. And watch the shank size as there are many more than just 1/4” and 1/2” shank sizes on end mills!

Roger Clark, a fellow lumberjock, put me on to end mills as he uses them for routing long before I did.

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