MILLING MACHINE OPERATIONS - OD1644 - LESSON 1/TASK 2
advantage of being adaptable to any specific shape for special operations.
The cutter is made for each specific job.
In the field, a fly cutter is
made to machine a specific shape.
The fly cutter (figure 32) is often
manufactured locally. It is a single-point cutting tool similar in shape to
a lathe or shaper tool. It is held and rotated by a fly cutter arbor. The
cutter can be ground to almost any shape, form, or contour that is desired.
The cutter can be sharpened many times without destroying the shape of the
cutter or the cut being made. There will be a very limited number of times
when a special formed cutter will be needed for cutting or boring
operations, this is why a fly cutter is the most practical cutter to use in
this type of situation.
FLY CUTTER ARBOR AND FLY CUTTERS.