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Milling: Cutter Variety
Milling tools are highly diverse, as can be expected from such a widespread process. An end mill is the term used for the tools shown below. These are the most common type of milling cutters, and they are used for cutting horizontal as well as vertical surfaces.

Milling: Arbor Cutters
Below are illustrated two types of solid milling arbor cutters.

Below is illustrated the detailed nomenclature for a solid milling arbor cutter.

Milling: Cutter Collets
The collet of a mill is critical for holding the work piece and for easily releasing it. Below are shown three types of collets and a cut-away of a collet.



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