Michael Weinig Inc. Integral for moulding and rough mill operations, today’s cutterheads offer low noise and increased accuracy for a variety of applications. What follows are available products from some of the cutting tool suppliers in the marketplace. For a more extensive list, visit the Cutting & Grinding section at RedBookOnline.com or check out the Cutting Tools Specification Chart, also on the site.
Michael Weinig Inc. says the patented Weinig PowerLock System incorporates the spindle into the cutterhead, offering short set-up times and simple operation. The compact tools can be changed in seconds, and cutterhead speeds up to 12,000 rpm, with PowerLock, make it possible to double the feed rates in comparison to conventional machines, Weinig says. (704) 799-0100, WeinigUSA.com
Leitz Tooling offers the low-noise WhisperCut pre-mill cutterhead. Designed for light- and medium-duty edgebanders, Leitz says the combination of the low profile and unique dust flow control gullets reduce cutter noise and efficiently capture more than 95% of dust. The aluminum bodies are machine/bearing friendly and improve finish quality by “soft dipping” into panels. Also featured are diamond-tipped inserts. (800) 253-6070, LeitzTooling.com
Royce//Ayr offers insert and PCD cutters with integrated tool holders. The tools offer reduced runout and vibration, which increases the life and finish of cut, Royce//Ayr says. The insert and PCD cutters with integrated tool holders are available for most tool holder configurations. (800) 959-5641, RoyceAyr.com
Leuco says with the new p-System, it is possible to achieve superior edge finish in solid wood without sanding. It also offers a superior edge finish in laminated materials without tear out at cutting exit, and a superior edge finish resin boards and other non-wood materials, the company says, plus increased tool life and performance. (800) 631-0096, LeucoTool.com
NAP Gladu says the “Next G Series is capable of automatically positioning diamond and/or carbide profiled inserts while keeping accurate, constant axial and radial diameter. It is an accurate self-positioning system that offers constant diameter and profile positioning, a rear clamping system with single screw fastening, diamond or carbide inserts in the same tool body and the ability to change profiles as needed. (800) 457-7468, NapGladu.com
Charles GG Schmidt offers custom tooling for woodworking shops, including CNC routers, moulders, tenoners and shapers in brazed and insert styles. The company says it has multi-axis CNC milling machines and grinders in its shop, and items can be tailored to a customer’s specific requirements. (800) 724-6438, CGGSchmidt.com