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  • How tight is tight??
    March 10, 2020

    How tight is tight??

    Yes, tightening your tool holder incorrectly can have disastrous results! Overtightening (we see a lot of this) causes: 1. Collet distortion – Because the overtightened collet nut and collet is forced to grip extremely tightly at the nose end, they...

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  • This little thing can cost you a lot of money!
    February 25, 2020

    This little thing can cost you a lot of money!

    The #1 cause of cutter breakage.  Of the assortment of causes of cutter breakage, there is one that stand out as follows: Many tools are now made from tungsten carbide. While this means that the cutters last much longer and...

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  • Saw Blade Terminology
    October 31, 2019

    Saw Blade Terminology

    Saw Blade Terminology The following are common terms associated with Saw Blades. Please use these explanations to assist you in choosing the correct Saw Blade for your application. 1. TOOTH CONFIGURATIONS FLAT TOP(FT) Used on saw blades for cutting soft...

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  • Chipbreaker Compression Cutter - perfect cutter for cutting plywood
    May 29, 2018

    Ever wondered how chipbreaker tooling works?

    Chipbreaker tooling is designed to combine both a roughing and a finishing pass into one. This two pass operation is especially used when routing thinker solid timber. The first pass with a roughing tool quickly remove the bulk of the...

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  • Which is best Climb cut or Conventional Cut?
    May 29, 2018

    Which is best Climb cut or Conventional Cut?

    Which is best Climb cut or Conventional Cut? Climb and Conventional cutting merely describe the way in which the cutter moves around the part in respect to its direction of rotation. In regards to a right-hand rotation spindle (the most...

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  • What are Tungsten Carbide Saw Tips?
    May 29, 2018

    What are Tungsten Carbide Saw Tips?

    What are Tungsten Carbide Saw Tips? Tungsten carbide saw tips are not solid tungsten carbide. They are made of grains of tungsten and carbon held together in a matrix of metal such as cobalt or nickel. There are many different...

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