What are some of the different types of tooling?

While many tool manufacturers have more extensive answers to this, which you can seek out, here are the basics:

Endmill – used for removing material in a horizontal path, generally has a flat tip


Drill- used for drilling round holes

Ball mill – same as the endmill, but has a round tip. This tool isn't a good choice for making square corners. 

ball mill

Chamfer tool – endmill shaped with an angled tip

chamfer tool

Keyway/dovetail – used to create undercuts

keyway mill
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