Big Kaiser’s (Hoffman Estates, IL) fullcut mill contact grip is an endmill that permits easy indexing of cutter heads while maintaining excellent rigidity and accuracy. With the addition of the fullcut radius mill (FRM) and the ball end mill (BE), the fullcut mill contact grip series features four connection sizes and seven cutter types.
The dual-contact grip threaded coupling system achieves machining capacity close to that of integrated types. The taper and flange face make close contact for solid connection, and one holder allows selection from multiple heads.
The FRM includes round inserts with high rake for low cutting resistance, making it ideal for ramping and helical milling applications. The BE is solid CrN-coated carbide for superior wear resistance and is available with two or three flutes in diameters of 16, 20, or 25 millimeters.
Indexable endmills are usually known for rough milling. However, other cutters in this series, like the fullcut mill FCM-type for profile milling, also achieve sharp cutting and low cutting resistance via the dual-contact grip. Similarly, the fullcut mill FCR-type heads are multifunction 3D cutters suited for both heavy and stable ramping.
The series also includes three chamfering options: the C-Cutter Mini for transverse chamfering, the C-Cutter for plunge chamfering, and the C-Cutter Universal for adjustable-angle chamfering.
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