plain milling cutter

plain milling cutter

[′plān ¦mil·iŋ ‚kəd·ər]
(design engineering)
A cylindrical milling cutter with teeth on the periphery only; used for milling plain or flat surfaces. Also known as slab cutter.
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Cutters used for producing vertical or angular surfaces must be of the side-cutting type; plain milling cutters of the proper width can be used for horizontal surfaces.
The terms defined above apply primarily to milling cutters, particularly to plain milling cutters. In defining the configuration of the teeth on the cutter, the following terms are important.