Posts Tagged ‘Special Tools’

 Expansion Reamers: Precision holes require precision tools. When machinists need an exact size hole, they want the best tool available to achieve the desired diameter. That’s a job for a reamer. The appropriate amount of stock removal for carbide tipped reamers is typically 2-3 percent of the finished hole size.  This is so the reamer […]

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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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The United States was founded by a group of people who were by and large do-it-yourselfers. It comes as no surprise that over the decades the American people have only grown in that same attitude and because of it we have created one of the world’s most powerful economies and one of the best environments […]

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Every generation seems to mark its place in history by doing or creating something that has such an impact on society that it is changed forever. Just going back 150 or so years: the railroad, the automobile, flight, the creation of rockets, space exploration, the internet, and cell phones (to name a few). All of […]

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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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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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