Mar 11, 2006· Milling with a 3" or 4" diameter carbide end mill secured by an R8 collet seems to blur the description of what an end mill is versus a face mill. Just for the record when I need to face I dig out a face mill simply because it covers more ground quicker. I'm also not above using a fly cutter.
Face milling, in general, is defined as the process of cutting surfaces that are perpendicular to the cutter axis, or the faces of a part. Shell mills and fly cutters are most often used for face milling, but depending on what kind of surface finish you're looking for, you could use an end mill as well. End Mills