Archive for the ‘Milling’ Category

Two years ago, we began a research project to expand our horizons and to find new ways to reach out to our customers, both new and long standing. Through our brainstorming we looked at and investigated the various ways other businesses were reaching out their customers and found, surprisingly, that in our industry of cutting […]

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I’m a bowler. I’ve been bowling in leagues for about 9 years now, and while, I have yet to bowl a perfect game (although I have come pretty close) or pick up that unforgiving 7-10 split (I have never come close at all), I have had my own custom ball since I’ve started. As with […]

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I quote a lot of special milling cutters and slitting saws.  Frequently I receive a HSS print with a note from the customer saying that they would like this quoted in carbide tipped.  So I quote the cutter and reduce the number of teeth.  A carbide tipped cutter with the same diameter and width as a […]

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In our catalog we have seven pages dedicated to carbide tipped slitting saws and side milling cutters.  With so many choices selecting the correct one can seem a bit confusing.  There is a method to this madness.  One thing to keep in mind is that slitting saws and side milling cutters are pretty much the same […]

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Knowing the hardness of the material you are machining is important.  It helps determine the appropriate speeds and feeds for your application and can affect the design of the tool being used in the machining process.  Despite this importance, it is surprising, although very common, that many machinists do not know the hardness of the […]

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      Re-tipping or Re-sharpening Carbide Tipped Milling Cutters – A Cost Effective Option to Buying New Tools Cutting Tools are not exactly cheap. One of the best ways to get extended life out of your milling cutters is to have them re-tipped or re-sharpened. This can usually be done at a fraction of […]

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Milling Cutter- Rake Angles

Posted: 24th June 2013 by brednane1981 in Milling, Super Tool

Recommended Rake Angles for Milling Cutters The radial rake angle of an arbor hole style milling cutter or slitting saw is the angle between the tooth face and a radial line passing through the cutting edge in a plane perpendicular to the cutter axis that the tooth sits at relative to the center of a […]

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