Face milling against a shoulder – application considerations and tooling

When face milling against a shoulder, we recommend a 90-degree milling edge to allow close proximity to the shoulder and to minimize the corner radius left in the wall/floor transition.

If you have questions about the best tool choice and parameters for your application, please contact us.

Recommended Tooling for Face Milling Against a Shoulder:

EDGE² DSS double-sided square shoulder

EDGE² DSS Double-Sided 90° Square Shoulder Mills

  • Double-sided inserts for lower cost per cutting edge
  • General-purpose operating parameters
  • Great for finishing work
  • Suitable for all materials except nonferrous
  • Replacement program for cutter bodies
  • Single insert size (12mm)
  • .031" and .062" corner radii available
APET/XPET single-sided square shoulder

APET/XPET Single-Sided 90° Square Shoulder Mills

  • Aggressive cutting with the strongest inserts and enhanced clearance
  • Excellent ramping capability
  • Geometries and grades for all materials, including nonferrous
  • Roughing focused, but good floor-finishing capabilities
  • 3 insert sizes (10mm, 12mm, 16mm)
  • Corner radii available from .015" through .120"

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