An Introduction To Drill Mill Machining

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Summary. Searching for a mill drill machine in the UK? Workshop Press offers a variety of high-quality milling drilling machines. These machines combine the unique functionalities of milling and drilling, perfect for intricate manufacturing tasks. Don’t compromise on precision and efficiency; find the right machine for your specific needs with us.


Milling machines have been used all over the world to complete intricate manufacturing work. They can produce a wide range of components. The invention of CNC milling machines has made a huge impact on the manufacturing industry. This is because it utilises the accuracy that can be achieved through milling machines. This is with the speed and further precision of computerised numerical control. These milling machines cut into materials using specialised spinning rolls such as end mills and drill bits. These tools have been designed to complete specific tasks based on what the user is looking to achieve. Not only this, milling cutters such as drill mills have a wide range of functionalities.

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What Is A Drill Mill?

A drill mill is a type of cutting tool that has similar traits to both still bits and end mills. Its flutes have been designed with sharp cutting edges which are the same as those on end mills.  Also, these flutes also have a pointed tip – similar to that of a drill bit. These features combined make drill mills incredibly unique. This is due to the fact that they can cut vertically like a drill bit, whilst also having the ability to side mill as an end mill does.

Alongside being able to cut small holes, the machine can also be used to spot drill locations for larger holes. Due to the fact that the tools are shorter compared to standard length drill bits, there is often a higher level of accuracy when it comes to drilling small holes. With the ability to side mill too, drill mills are perfect for cutting inner chamfers on the inner edge of a cut.

The sharp point on a drill mill’s cutting tools is also very useful. It can be used to perform many different cutting operations. During the side milling process, the sharp tip is ideal for cutting “V” shaped notches. It can also as previously mentioned, can be used as a spot drill. Once you have finished cutting or drilling your component, you can even use the sharp point to engrave designs or wording onto its surface.

Buying Drill Mills

As with any piece of machinery, when it comes to looking for drill mills for sale, it is vital that you invest in quality. Especially do not compromise on it for the sake of saving a bit of money. You should also make sure you consider many other important factors before investing in a drill mill. This can be such things as the materials you are using, workshop space, ease of use, and of course budget.

Contact Us

Here at Workshop Press, we are proud to be one of the country’s leading suppliers of press machines and milling machines – including drill mills. With plenty of experience in metal fabrication equipment, we can support you with expert advice. This is to ensure you are equipped with everything you need to know about the machines you are looking at. We are also on hand to help you choose the right machine for your requirements too, we take pride in going the extra mile when it comes to supporting our customers.

If you would like to find out more about drill mills, then head to our website today. Alternatively, call +44 (0)800 999 1090 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

If you have found this blog helpful, then you may wish to read our previous blog on Things To Consider When Buying A Hydraulic Press or The Basic Principles Of A Broaching Press