Tag: Metal Cutting Tools

  • Top 5 Digital Calipers for Machinists

    Top 5 Digital Calipers for Machinists

    One of the first tools that machinists mention when asked to name the most important tool in their toolbox is a caliper. Although not as accurate as micrometers, calipers are handy and practical tools that can help machinists take quick measurements of their parts. If you don’t have your own caliper or need to purchase […]

  • The Advantages of Carbide Cutting Tools

    The Advantages of Carbide Cutting Tools

    Carbide is an industrial steel applied to blades, bits and other tools used to cut hardwood. Carbide, also known as tungsten carbide, has a formula consisting of half tungsten and half carbide and is three times stiffer than the steel commonly used on other types of wood-cutting tools. Woodcutting tools tipped with carbide have distinct […]

  • Key Advantages Of Using Tip Tools

    Key Advantages Of Using Tip Tools

    Tip tools, also known as tipped tools, are cutting tools whose cutting edges are comprised of a separate piece of material which is welded, brazed or clamped on to a separate body. Tungsten carbide, cubic boron nitride and polycrystalline diamond are some of the key materials that are used on the tips. The main types […]

  • Lathe Tools – What Are The Common Uses?

    Lathe Tools – What Are The Common Uses?

    A lathe tool is used on a lathe. A lathe is a machine that uses different types of tools to perform a wide range of operations such drilling and cutting. The lathe machine rotates a work piece on its axis while the different types of tools are applied to the work piece. Lathes remove material […]

  • Main Features Of Metal Cutting Tools

    Main Features Of Metal Cutting Tools

    A metal cutting tool is a tool which is used to remove material from a metal work piece through the process of shear deformation. The cutting process may be achieved by using a single-point or multi-point tool. Single-point tools are used to remove material by means of one cutting edge, in shaping, turning, plaining and […]

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