Side and Face Cutters

HSS side & face cutters are traditionally used for milling slots and grooves. Disc type cutters with many teeth for faster feed rates. The side & face cutter as its name implies will cut a groove or slot and also cut the side walls in the workpiece at the same time. Side milling is a machining process where milling cutters are used to create flat surfaces or slots on the side of a workpiece. Saw milling is a machining process where a thin cutting tool, known as a slitting tool, is used to cut narrow slots in a workpiece or part a workpiece in two.