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What Are End Mill Holders Used for in Machining?

What Are End Mill Holders Used for in Machining?

An end mill holder is a very important tool in your arsenal whenever you need to create holes and shapes in workpieces. They can be used on a broad range of materials, such as metal and wood. We compiled a guide to understand what end mill holders are used for in machining, so keep reading to find out more.

What Is Milling?

Milling was developed in the early 1800s to speed up the process of sawing materials by hand. It is the method of removing material from a workpiece by advancing a rotary cutter into it. This can be accomplished in several ways, such as changing the direction of one or more axes, cutter head speed, or pressure.

What Are End Mills?

End mills are a particular type of apparatus used in cutting through disparate substances. Unlike a drill press, which normally can only cut straight and perpendicular to the workpiece, an end mill can cut rotationally in a side-to-side direction. They have teeth on the face and edge of the body that can help make precise cuts into a wide range of objects such as jewelry or circuit boards with a machine.

What Are End Mill Holders?

Holders help secure a tool to the rotating spindle in milling machines. This works by screwing the holder onto the end mill and then tightens it against the side of the cutter.

Benefits of Using Holders

Holders help prevent workpieces from becoming loose as you exert pressure on them with a machine. This helps give you more precise control over the material you’re working on. They can also help speed up the time it takes to work on a project by setting up your different cutting tools into their own holder. Then it is easy to remove one from the spindle and quickly replace it with another that is ready to go.

At DZ Sales, we offer a comprehensive list of end mill holders, along with many other tools. Although our shop is in Tennessee, we ship across the United States. If you have any questions about our products, feel free to email us or give us a call.