Tips to Extend Tool Life and Raise Productivity
August 15, 2011 | 10:41 pm CDT

1. Speeding tool changeover with new tool holders delivers savings by improving production time.
2. Precision sharpening allows for 12 to 15 tool sharpenings.
3. Round-shape tooling reduces free running noise.
4. Sharp edges will produce a finish-surface without grinding.
5. With the correct coating on tools, the performance time can be at least doubled.
6. The thickness of the cutting edge specifies the number of regrindings.

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Tips to Extend Tool Life and Raise Productivity 

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