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    Default MariTool 45 Degree Shell Mill Review

    Not much of a review, but here goes. I've had the need for a larger shell mill. The current shell mill that I have is a 2.5" square shoulder mill that uses APKT1604 inserts, it works great, just need something larger. I had bought a 3" shell mill that used SDKT1204 inserts, I never was happy with it. I wanted another square shoulder mill, but didn't want to spend $300 for one. I had just purchased a boring bar from MariTool and was very pleased with it's performance. I decided to go with Frank's recommendation on a shell mill. I ended up buying a 4" 45 degree shell mill, it uses SEHW1204 inserts. Unfortunately MariTool doesn't sell aluminum specific inserts. I ended up buying some Akuma inserts for aluminum. This shell mill kicks ass! Very pleased with the price and the performance. Anyone want to buy my old 3" shell mill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranchak View Post
    MariTool doesn't sell aluminum specific inserts. I ended up buying some Akuma inserts for aluminum.


    He sells 2 kinds of aluminum specific inserts for that tool. They are SEHT, but they fit the same pocket as the SEHW.

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    Once you go to a lead angle face mill, you'll never go back..

    Those APKT's will sit and rot on the shelf, and you'll have to brush the
    dust bunnies off the taper..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobw View Post
    Once you go to a lead angle face mill, you'll never go back..

    Those APKT's will sit and rot on the shelf, and you'll have to brush the
    dust bunnies off the taper..
    Think so even for aluminum? I've been using 45° facemills for everything for a few years. Just recently I'm starting to like shouldermills with corner radius for aluminum. I think it's nice to be able to profile and face with the same tool. (sometimes)

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    Both have their place. 45 degree can hog and leave a nice surface at higher feed rates. They put a lot of down pressure on the part though, so they are not great for thin parts that are not well supported.

    But, for God's sake don't use those shitty APKT inserts. Get a real shoulder mill like a Seco Square 6.

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