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FIGURE 16-Standard flycutter (left) and inserted tip flycutter (rigit) with their drawbolts.

FLYCUTTERS (P/N 3052 and P/N 7620)

For machining flat surfaces, the flycutter shown in the SHERLINE Tool & Accessory Catalog is recommended. It is imperative that the tool be used with utmost care. EYE PROTECTION IS A MUST, and the work as well as the cutting tool must be properly held. The big advantage of a flycutter is its ability to take light cuts up to 2" wide and to give an excellent surface finish. It is ideal for squaring up work. Also, the machining stresses are lower than one might imagine, because very little crushing action takes place at the cutting edge, unlike an end mill. Flycutting tools look like left-hand lathe tools, and although the fly cutter (P/N 3052) comes with a brazed carbide tool, high speed tools work quite well and can be sharpened on any grinder.

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