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3185Re: [mlathemods] Flat or raked part off tools?

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  • Ian Newman
    Jul 5, 2010
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      If you want top rake on a parting tool it should be achieved by mounting the tool at the required angle to the horizontal rather than by grinding the top of the tool.
      The parting tool blade is wider at the top than at the bottom of the blade (to provide side clearance).  If you grind a slope on the top of the tool the cutting tip will become narrower as the tool is sharpened and the tip works down the taper.  When this happens the tip becomes narrower than the body of the blade and so the body will jam in the groove cut by the parting tool.

      --- On Fri, 2/7/10, squidsrus85 <squidsrus85@...> wrote:

      From: squidsrus85 <squidsrus85@...>
      Subject: [mlathemods] Flat or raked part off tools?
      To: mlathemods@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, 2 July, 2010, 22:27

      Hi All,

      Many years back I made a few reverse mounted part off tool holders for 1/2" x 3/32" HSS part off blades for the BD920 lathes.

      Which is the better idea for a small lathe, a flat (zero) back rake or the common 5deg.?

      The flat one is easier to set up after sharpening, but the raked one will probably cut better.

      I want to add one to a newer lathe and I only have raked ones left, so I guess I will start there. But, would love to hear suggestions.



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