Options include Straight Flute End Mills, Two Flute Spiral End Mills, Chip Breaker and Diamond Flute Routers.
Straight Flute End Mill
Straight flute tools combine the rigidity of solid carbide tooling with traditional straight flute geometry. A popular tool design for general purpose routing. Used when you don’t want the axial force or thrust of an upcut or downcut spiral.
A popular general purpose tool for use with most materials excluding ferrous metals.
Spiral-flute bits withupwardchipremoval (Up Cut)lift chips up for applications that require a smooth finish on the bottom edge of thecut.Securely clamp the workpiece before routing to preventlifting.
Spiral-flute bits withdownwardchipremoval (Down Cut) push chips down for applications that require a smooth finish on thecut'stopedge.
Chip Breaker / Diamond Flute Routers
Although designed with abrasive and composite materials in mind, the flute geometries yield a clean cut in many wood and wood products. Diamond style usually produces a cleaner cut and chip breakers have a faster feedrate.