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Facing with an end mill

Question asked by William Finch on Oct 28, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 28, 2019 by Craig Serkanic

I work on a lot of teeny parts (e.g. less than an inch).  Sometimes I want to face the stock to a final thickness.  When I do, it always chooses a face mill.  I think I want to face with a small end mill, say 1/2-inch dia.  Is there a rule where I can specify to select an end mill for a facing operation? 

 

To get around this, I have been making open pockets, which works okay.  However, it seems to me that I should be able to do this.

 

Thanks!

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