MILLING MACHINE OPERATIONS - OD1644 - LESSON 1/TASK 2
high-speed steel or tungsten carbide in a soft steel hub.
T-Slot Milling Cutter (figure 28).
The T-slot milling cutter is
used to machine T-slot grooves in worktables, fixtures, and other holding
devices. The cutter has a plain or side milling cutter mounted to the end
of a narrow shank. The throat of the T-slot is first milled with a side or
end milling cutter and the headspace is then milled with the T-slot milling
T-SLOT MILLING CUTTER.
Woodruff Keyslot Milling Cutter.
The woodruff keyslot milling
cutter (figure 28) is made in straight-shank, tapered-shank, and arbor-
mounted types. The most common cutters of this type, under 1 1/2 inches in
diameter, are provided with a shank. They have teeth on the periphery and
slightly concave sides to provide clearance.
These cutters are used for
milling semicylindrical keyways in shafts.
The angle milling cutter has peripheral
teeth which are neither parallel nor perpendicular to the cutter axis.
Common operations performed with angle cutters are cutting teeth in ratchet
wheels, milling dovetails, and cutting V-grooves. Angle cutters may be