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Old 02-09-2016, 09:38 AM
CosmosK CosmosK is offline
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I use 2 flute HSS end mills whenever I can. They are inexpensive because they are used in high volume in industry. Carbide will last longer, but costs more. I tend to go for the HSS bit as I'm not usually pushing it (heat) so much.

I get mine here for the most part: mcmaster.com

Mcmaster, like MSC or Grainger, is a distributor. Sometimes you can find better deals than them, although they are usually very good on prices considering their selection and that they don't get you on shipping.

I've found maritool.com is a good place. 2 flute 1/16" end mill for like $7 and the drill size chart they send you for free is very nice.

My advice would be to buy less tools to start with. I have a dozen I was sure I would use, and have been sitting untouched a year later. What I use all the time: 1/8" and 1/4" and chamfer bit.
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