Archive for the ‘Special Tools’ 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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      Coatings can be a bit overwhelming. Here are some things to consider when choosing whether or not to have your tools coated and which type of coatings to choose. The Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Process When coating tools, Super Tool uses the Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) process because it allows for more […]

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The majority of requests I receive for special tools ends with something along the lines of “…and I need them tomorrow.”  This is frequently possible if semi-finished tools can be used to make the tool the customer is asking for.  If the tool has to be made from scratch, forget it.  Best case scenario would […]

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