Mill Bit Type (I forgot type)

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Are the Bits "End Milling" or "Flat Milling" Bits ?

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End milling, flat milling, bottom cleaning == all the same, in my experience. That is, there are probably supposed to be subtle differences, but the manufacturers (and more often, sellers) don't seem to make any distinction, and they use the terms interchangeably.

Note -- a Forstner bit is NOT the same thing. There is a pointy centering tip to a Forstner that is not at all desirable when milling chips. (To my ears "flat-bottom Forstner bit" makes no sense. Is it flat-bottomed, or is it a Forstner bit? Can't be both.)
 

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ote -- a Forstner bit is NOT the same thing. There is a pointy centering tip to a Forstner that is not at all desirable when milling chips. (To my ears "flat-bottom Forstner bit" makes no sense. Is it flat-bottomed, or is it a Forstner bit? Can't be both.)
Agree. The terms are confusing here. I've also seen them advertised as "cleaning bottom router bit"
 

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Here is the bit I picked up on Amazon. The Magnate bits seem to be harder to get. So far I have had excellent performance so far.
uxcell 1/4-Inch Shank 7/8-Inch Cutting Dia 2 Flutes Carbide Tipped Bottom Cleaning Router Bits
 

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