Determining The Value Of Your Cutting Tool

Posted by Admin on October, 04, 2012

Cutting Tools are used to remove chips from workpiece such as paper, wood, metal, etc. The removal is done through shear deformation. Plaining, shaping and turning of workpiece is achieved by using Single-point tools. Multi-point tools include grinding, drilling and milling tools.


Materials that are generally used for manufacturing Cutting Tools are: stellite, steel, ceramics, cubic boron nitride, cemented carbides, polycrystalline diamonds and cermets. Cutting Tools are highly crucial in getting one’s job done thus, it is essential to pay heed to the following aspects while selecting Cutting Tools.

  • Hardness of Cutting Tools should be higher than the material to be cut.
  • Cutting Tools must be able to withstand the heat produced during cutting process.
  • Cutting Tools should be able enough to maintain sharp cutting edge during machining operation.
  • Cutting Tools should be resistant to wearing and abrasion.
  • Cutting Tools should also have resistance against shock.
  • Cutting Tools should have the ability to bear cutting forces and loads.
  • It is important to pay attention to cutting face angle and number of teeth.
  • Besides, the operational speed of Cutting Tool should also be considered.

There are certain safety measures that need to be adopted while working with Cutting Tools. The measures are summarized as follows: Do not bring tool point near the workpiece when it is stationary.

  • It is advisable to make use of heaviest depth of cut of a Cutting Tool.
  • Do not stop Cutting Tool when one is feeding workpiece in machine. It may result into break down of cutting edge.
  • Always allow the Cutting Tool to clear prior to stopping machine.
  • If Cutting Tool has become dull, replace it promptly for efficient cutting of workpiece. Glazed, ragged and rough finish and change in hue and shape of chips signal about dullness of Cutting Tool.
  • Always apply cutting fluid under pressure. Cutting fluid should be applied only at point of cutting.

Before buying Diamond Dresser, Side And Face Cutters, from Cutting Tools Manufacturers it is always advised to check out certain things such as horsepower, feed rate, operational speed, strength, durability, ISO mark, load bearing capacity and of course, the price. A thorough scrutiny is the right way to go in determining the value of Cutting Tools.



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