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Fly Cutter


Fly Cutter, includes left-hand cutting tool and drawbolt (not shown).

SKU: 3052 Category:

Product Description

About the Fly Cutter

Fly cutters are used primarily on a milling machine for machining large, flat surface areas. The fly cutter is a single-point cutting tool similar to a lathe tool mounted in a special holder. The cutter can be adjusted to cut up to a 2.00″ (51 mm) diameter and is easily capable of taking a .010″ (.25 mm) deep cut in aluminum at this diameter.

The Sherline fly cutter comes complete with the holder, a drawbolt, thrust washer, and a left-hand brazed 1/4″ carbide cutting tool. It is a worthwhile addition to any shop.

Sherline also offers an inserted tip fly cutter (P/N 7620) for those who prefer to work with inserted tip carbide tools.

3052_pic2This Model 5400 mill has been converted to 8-direction capacity with a P/N 5650 column upgrade. The adapter base can be seen in the background. A fly-cutting operation is underway.

Other Purchasing Options:

7620 Single Flute Insert Fly Cutter
3217 Gear Tooth Cutter
3065 Slitting Saw Holder

The improper use of machine tools and their accessories can result in serious injury. Before using this tool, thoroughly read the instructions and make sure you understand its proper and safe use.


Always wear safety glasses when operating machine tools.

Download PDF 3052 Instructions

Instructions PDF Download

11930 Carbide Tool, Left
30490 Fly Cutter Body
30881 1/4-20 x 5″ Drawbolt
30882 1/4-20 Bolt Washer-Oxide
31080 10/32 x 3/8″ Set Screw