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  1. How to select the best Turning Insert & Grade for your job

  2. Learn The Turning Tool ISO Code System

  3. Learn the boring bar ISO code system!

  1. Learn the boring bar ISO code system!

    All Turning Tools and Boring Bars contain various numbers and letters within their part numbers and believe it or not, these actually mean something. It is extremely valuable to know what each letter or number might indicate because it may help you find the right product or even stop you before you order the wrong one. Below is an example of

  2. Learn The Turning Tool ISO Code System

    All Turning Tools and Boring Bars contain various numbers and letters within their part numbers, however believe it or not, these actually mean something. So technically, if you scrub up on your ISO coding knowledge you will never need to check for part numbers again, and that’s exactly what we want you to learn in this blog post

  3. How to select the best Turning Insert & Grade for your job

    When choosing a turning insert, finding the best insert for the job is just half the battle. The rest of it is selecting the best grade and chip breaker! Below we outline how to approach selecting the best insert shape and grade for your specific jobs.   What is the best insert geometry & shape for roughing or finishing? The first

  4. Understanding Thread Gauges

    In manufacturing, component production is governed by an international standard. Each standard has set dimensional limits and tolerances that a manufactured component must meet to be accepted. These dimensions need to be checked and are often recorded. A range of metrology equipment is readily available to measure diameters, lengths, surface

  5. Cutwel’s External Technical Team provides technical support across the UK

    We have always been extremely proud of our industry-leading technical knowledge and service. This is due in no small part to the Cutwel Technical Team, who boast over 100 years of combined experience in engineering & manufacturing. Overall, Cutwel has continued to grow even in these unprecedented times. Our recruitment drive within the

  6. What is the best coolant to use for your material and application?

    By Liam Scaramuzza - Product Training & Technical Manager   if you have any questions regarding your coolants or if you would like to discuss an onsite visit please give one of our team a call on 01924 869615.   Over the last 10 years, tooling technologies have become much more advanced, along with machinery. We push our tools

  7. Can you slot with an end mill?

    Historically, slotting with a 4 flute end mill was a no go! This is down to multiple reasons but mainly due to swarf evacuation and vibration. In recent times, the technology of modern-day cutting tools has come on leaps and bounds, meaning it is now possible to slot with selected high performance 4 flute end mills. Using the correct 4 flute end

  8. Our Top 5 HSS Drills

    HSS drills can offer amazing value and good tool life in a range of machining conditions. They are tough and, depending on the geometry and range you choose, can be held in a wide variety of different holders. Typical situations where HSS drills are used include: For general purpose drilling, perhaps where tooling costs have to be minimised On

  9. What is the Best Tool Holder for My Machining Centre or Milling Machine?

    There is a huge choice of different tool holders from different manufacturers for milling machines, yet all will claim to have the best type of holder. Some manufacturers claim shrink chucks are best for milling and drilling, others will say hydraulic chucks, whilst many promote different types of collet chucks. When it comes to tapping there are

  10. Roll Tapping vs Conventional (Cut) Tapping

    What is roll tapping? Roll taps FORM a thread by material deformation, as opposed to cutting the material and therefore not producing any chips. Roll taps produce stronger and cleaner threads than cutting taps as the lack of swarf means that the tap cannot break as a result of the flutes clogging.   Our YG-1 Roll Taps (pictured left)


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