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Ball Nose / Back Draft Milling

Achieve superior surface finishes with our single-sided and EDGE² SBN double-sided Ball Nose series. Use ball nose tools for fine finishing of slopes and curves. Back draft/bull nose tools are great for finishing tapered walls and deep straight walls. This line is great for:

  • Close-tolerance, unattended contour finishing
  • Light roughing
  • Cavity/core semi-finishing & finishing
  • Pocketing
  • Detail area roughing
  • Tip cutting
  • 3D profiling
  • Semi-finishing
  • Helical interpolation
Ball nose finishing mills

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Available Ball Nose & Back Draft Tooling:

EDGE² SBN spherical ball nose cutters

EDGE² SBN Spherical Ball Nose & Back Draft End Mills

SBN series spherical ball nose finishing applications
  • Lower cost-per-edge with spherical, twin-edge ball nose inserts
  • Thick, strong insert for greater heat and stress absorption
  • Advanced geometry on new SBD back draft-style inserts provides outstanding finishes and the most accurate cutting
  • Not as suitable for undercutting (must keep cutting to bottom 180°)
Single-Sided Ball Nose Finishing Tools

Single-Sided Ball Nose & Backdraft End Mills

Ball nose finish milling applications
  • Larger total cutting angle for outstanding versatility
  • Suitable for lacing and slight undercutting
  • Ideal for finishing and light semi-finishing
  • Huge cutter and insert variety, with geometries for roughing, semi-finishing, and finishing

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Explore all available Ball Nose / Back Draft indexable tooling:

Indexable Milling/Ball Nose / Back Draft