Can i run a 1/16" ball end mil at that low a speed? cutting aluminum...
I think many of us tend to run conservative speeds and feeds in the home shop.
I remember in USAF Machining school the lathe section we were required to calculate rpm for aluminum IIRC it was a 1" round bar and the calculated answer was something well over a thousand rpm . Then the instructor tell us to use something like 540 rpm.
The calculated rpm for a 1" aluminium bar on LMS calulator is 1910 I do not think I ever run that fast. And my shaper would likely be jumping if I used recommend speeds for aluminum. So conservative speeds are fine . but still leaves the question of what is too slow?
So can you run an 1/8 ball endmill at 2 k probably . Would faster be better ? yes.