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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

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  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

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  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

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  4. 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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  5. Best Selling Milling Cutters for Stainless Steels & Exotics

    When machining Stainless Steels and Exotic materials, the key is to ‘get in and get out’. If you hang about too much you will risk work hardening your material, leading to premature tool failure. Modern Stainless and HRSA cutters feature special geometries such as corner edge preparation, multiple and variable helix with un-even flute spacings

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  6. Use our new filtering system to find the exact tool you need quickly!

    One of the best and most useful features of our new website is the new and improved filtering system. This allows you to easily find the exact product you need, down to the diameter or length required. In this blog, I will work through some examples of how you can get the most out of this system and make finding the correct tool as easy and quick

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  7. Cutwel's COVID-19 Response

      Cutwel has been closely following government advice regarding safety measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis. For a period since March, many of our office staff have been working from home in line with the government's 'Stay at Home' message. As we move into the next phase and begin to welcome our staff back to HQ, we have ensured that

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  8. Cutwel Open House Success

    Top UK & Ireland cutting tool supplier Cutwel recently hosted their first ever open house event at their headquarters in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire. The event, running from 28th to 30th January 2020, saw 13 of Cutwel’s top suppliers showcase their latest tool innovations to Cutwel’s customers and potential customers.  In total, 183

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  9. How to get the best results when drilling and reaming

    This blog will include some techniques and methods to achieve the perfect reamed hole and some alternatives to the spot / drill / reaming process. When drilling and reaming a hole, do you ever think that you’ve done everything right, only to find that the hole’s been reamed too big or the hole is not fully round? Drilling and reaming

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  10. Top Tips for Milling & Drilling High Hardened Steels

    For many precision engineers, machining hard materials such as tool steel, D2 or H13 hardened steel seems like a difficult challenge. However, by picking the correct work holding and tool holding alongside a high performing, purpose-made cutting tool, it can be made to look easy.   What Substrate Should Be Used For Machining For Hardened

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