How do I choose the correct head?
How do I choose a shank?
There really are two choices. The type of tool holder that will fit your machine. Or a straight shank mounted in an endmill holder. There are several factors that might influence why we would pick one over the other.
How do I choose a head size?
Generally, the largest head size that will fit into the cavity or bore you are machining and make the required cut is the best choice. The larger the head, the larger, and more durable, the parts like gears and bearings.
What head “style” should I choose?
Milling style heads are always our first choice. They are not as compact as a drilling style head.
Drilling style heads are suitable for drilling, and light milling operations when the larger milling head will not access the bore or cavity.
What spindle (collet) type should I choose?
Where space allows, a commercially available ER- type collet is generally the best choice. If not, we offer proprietary spindles designed to minimize the profile of the angle head.
Is help available to choose my head?
We actually prefer to review your choices. And not just to make sure you've done it right. We have far too many options available to list them all here and if we did it would certainly add to the confusion. There might be appropriate alternative for you. Or a solution to a specific problem. Be sure to check with us.
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