View Full Version : Shorten My Endmill

11-12-2007, 12:15 AM
I bought a couple of 1/4" endmills. What would be the best way to shorten one of them from 6" to about 3"?

11-12-2007, 12:20 AM
You will need to grind them.

11-12-2007, 07:12 AM
The best way is to cut it off using a slitting saw. This is an abrasive cutting wheel that fits on a grinder. The thinner the better like .015 or .020 wd. These can cut Carbibe or HS Steel. You didn't say what type you had there. But either way you will have to spray a mist of coolent on the Tool as to not heat it up and destory it's temper. If you are cutting off the Tool where the cutting flutes are you will obviously have to resharpen the end.

Hope this helps you.

Ed VanEss
11-12-2007, 01:48 PM
You have a .250 endmill 6" long? a standard .250 endmill is 3" long. Just get a standard single end .250 endmill.

11-12-2007, 07:05 PM
Ed, it's a little later for that now.