Shoulder Mill Cutters

Shoulder face mills of conventional designs are often capable of milling “true”, 90 degree shallow shoulders. Many shoulder face mills are universal cutters, and can be used advantageously for making holes. They offer a good alternative to face milling cutters when milling axially deflecting surfaces or for milling close to vertical faces. Shoulder milling can be performed by traditional square shoulder cutters, and also by using end milling cutters, long edge cutters and side and face milling cutters. Due to these numerous options, it is essential to consider the operational requirements carefully in order to make an optimal choice. Shoulder milling is a type of precision machining meant to take away material from the shoulder area of a workpiece. The shoulder milling cutter moves both laterally and radially to create a flat, smooth shoulder surface.