With many cutting tool options for industrial woodworking applications, could diamond-tipped solutions be right for you?
A brief look at some different types of wood tooling.
To understand why polycrystalline diamond (PCD) is used to cut wood, you have to forget about what is being cut and concentrate on how it is being cut. The speed and accuracy that is needed in the manufacturing process of today are what force the use of diamond. While carbide is measured in cubic millimeters of material removed and we evaluate stone and concrete cutting in terms of inches per minute feed rates, woodworking is discussed in terms of cubic yards per minute of material removed and thousands of feet per minute feed rates.
By David Freund
Diamond tooling is growing in popularity for woodworking applications. Here are some of the frequently asked questions woodworkers have about when and how to use this tooling technology.