Documentation on graving/cutting tools
The terminology for tooling here includes "gravers", "cutters", "end mills" and "twist mills". In general:
- Gravers are top-load tools that leave a mark on the surface, but don't cut through. Info on these can be found HERE.
- Cutters are top-load tools that can cut all the way through the material, or a portion of it. Info on these can be found HERE.
- Endmills are bottom-load tools that are for taking out large amounts of material. Usually these are used on milling machines, but they can also be used on some of the larger engraving machines. Info on these can be found HERE.
- Twist Mills are bottom-load or top-load tools for wax. They have a long twist for removing wax particles from the cut zone. Info on these can be found HERE.
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