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Don't Chuck CNC Profits

By Mark Alster Posted: 03/05/2013 4:23PM

Basic collet chucks are the most popular tool-holding system due to their flexibility and ability to secure a variety of shank sizes via a simple collet change.

Diamond Tooling: Proper Care & Usage

By Scott A. Ries Posted: 03/05/2013 4:10PM

The diamond cutting tools that are used in woodworking begin as individual diamond crystals sintered along with a carbide backing in a high-pressure, high-temperature environment.

Woodworkers Ask Basic Cutting Tool Questions

Posted: 03/05/2013 4:02PM

When is it time to have a tool re-sharpened? What is the major cause of tools becoming dull? What should be kept in mind with regards to feed and speed?

Smooth Cutting Results with Ripple Technology

By Mark Alster Posted: 03/05/2013 3:48PM

In 2009, an engineering team led by Andreas Kisselbach, Leitz GmbH, began testing rippled knives to reduce cutting pressure and preserve the wood grain.

Tooling Breakdown

By Mike Serwa Posted: 02/18/2013 9:05PM

Three keys to maximizing any cutting tool’s effectiveness or in other words, getting the maximum life out of a particular cutting tool are: select the proper tool for each application;make sure that tool is held/driven properly (tool holder integrity); make sure the tool is run at the correct feed rate and RPM for the application.

What is the Best Grinding Wheel for Grinding Saw Blades?

By Shannon Fox Posted: 02/18/2013 9:00PM

There are many grinding wheels to choose from on the market and finding the right one for your needs can seem like searching for a needle in a haystack.

Diamond Cutting Tool Care

By Scott A. Ries Posted: 02/18/2013 8:51PM

“Diamond, the hardest substance known to man.” Advertisements touting this quality of diamond are used to represent many different types of products, and in its truest sense, it implies a material that is unequaled in terms of strength and resilience. However, while it is true that diamond is the hardest substance known to man, special care is needed with diamond tools in order to optimize this characteristic.

Ripple Technology Yields Smooth Results

By Mark Alster Posted: 02/18/2013 4:55PM

Woodworkers have traditionally pursued productivity improvement by increasing machine speeds and throughput. However, focusing on reduced scrap loss and improved yield has an equally dramatic effect on productivity. Short production runs, in particular, dictate attention to manufacturing every piece perfectly, with as little labor and machine cost as possible. Repair or remanufacturing of even one component erodes already slim margins.

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