Due to the high strength of austenitic stainless steels, it is essential for cutting tool to keep with appropriate chamfered edges during the face milling process. In this paper, face milling mechanics with chamfered edge based on cutting force and chip formation were analyzed through finite element analysis (FEA). Three kinds of tools with different chamfered edges were studied on face milling of 1Cr18Ni9Ti austenitic stainless steel. The primary research results indicated that FEA results showed good consistency with experimental results. This can provide references for development and application of tools during face milling process.