Poetry in motion! A CNC flycutter is a beautiful thing.  You may think of it as a single point cutter used on a mill, but that’s just the beginning. A CNC flycutter lovingly faces any metal for a blemish-free finish. Every face mill knows there are times that it’s not up to the job of a flycutter.

This milling machine has too many cutters for a super finish

Single Pass for a Super Finish

Getting a super finish with a face mill isn’t easy. You can manually adjust the cutting height of each insert individually to 0.0001″. What a pain! Or, just remove all cutters except one. Now your face mill is pretending to be a flycutter. Why not just use a flycutter? But the best finish is achieved in a single pass. Cut from right to left. This is what the CNC pros recommend to keep the chips going away from you.

A CNC flycutter allows you to cut one pass the width of the metal. That’s how you get the uniform finish. Do that with a facing head! You’ll make several passes and each pass leaves marks where the cuts overlapped. Now instead of a super finish you have a so-so finish. Flycutters cut shallow too. That’s another secret for a super finish.

FC 25 CNC flycutter

This CNC flycutter uses one cutter for a super finish

CNC Flycutters Make a Great Gift

CNC tooling isn’t cheap. But the CNC flycutter isn’t that expensive. It’s a great gift for any machinist. Every machinist wants a variety of  flycutter sizes. So, you can step in at the holidays and fill the gaps in their tool box. Get them a small cutter for small workpieces or a larger cutter if they work on bigger pieces. Either way, they will finish in one wide swath and thank you for it.

Buy an entire high quality flycutter set for $125.00 at The Tool Company. You’ll buy a quality flycutter and a great gift. Or, buy an individual cutter for around $40 to $50.

cnc flycutter set

      set of flycutters

Quality CNC Flycutters at The Tool Company

Finding good CNC flycutters is easy. Just shop The Tool Company. These tools are  heat treated and balanced. That makes a long-lasting gift because the tool is long-lasting. The large set screws provide stability and rigidity your machinist will love. They can run at high RPMs for the best finish.

Support American manufacturing with your gift purchase. Every tool at The Tool Company is made in the USA. Don’t give your American machinist a cheap, foreign tool. Give the best gift. A CNC flycutter from The Tool Company.

A CNC flycutter is a beautiful tool.  Technically, a flycutter is any single point cutter used on a mill. but any CNC’er will tell you, it is so much more. It is your go-to tool when you want to lovingly face metal for a flawless finish. When pressed on the issue, even hardcore face mill fans admit that sometimes only a flycutter will do.

CNC flycutter gives mirror like finishOne Pass, One Unbeatable Finish

Just try to get an ultra smooth finish with a face mill. First, you individually adjust the cutting height of each insert to 0.0001″. What a pain. Or you can remove all the cutters and leave one. But, what you should really do is just use a flycutter for Pete’s sake. For that unbeatable finish, do it in one pass.  But, remember to cut from right to left. Chips will go away from you.

The beauty of a flycutter is that it allows you to make a complete pass the width of the metal. So, the finish will be uniform. Use a facing head and you will make several passes. That leaves marks where the cuts overlap. You can’t tolerate marks if you want an unbeatable finish. Flycutters cut much more shallow as well. Shallow cuts are important for a superior finish.

CNC Flycutters are an Affordable Alternative

Let’s face it, tooling isn’t cheap. How many times have you had to decide what size tool will get the most work done because you can only afford one size? Flycutters aren’t that way. They  are a relaCNC flycutter settively inexpensive tool. So, you can own a variety of sizes. Buy a small cutter to get the rigidity you need for small pieces and buy larger cutters to for those bigger pieces.

The Tool Company sells high quality flycutter sets for a hair over $120.00. Now that’s a truly affordable price for a set of 3 cutters.

The American Made CNC Flycutter

Finding an American made CNC flycutter is easy. Just buy your flycutters at The Tool Store.  Like everything we sell, our flycutters are made in the USA. Each flycutter is heat treated and balanced, so you get a long tool life. They have large set screws for the stability and rigidity you need at high speed. Because each flycutter is perfectly balanced, you are free to operate at high RPMs for an unbeatable finish.

The Tool Company supports American manufacturing. We provide high-quality American made tools to be used in shops by American manufacturers. There are cheap, foreign knockoffs here.

So, order your flycutter or flycutter set today and get a superior finishing tool at an affordable price.


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