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3188Re: [mlathemods] Re: Flat or raked part off tools?

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  • James W. Early
    Jul 6, 2010
      Which is why the "T" style blades require only about 20% of the force that conventional wedge style bladeds do. This is also why they do not require a heavy rake like the wedge blades do and why they stay sharp up to 20 times longer. On my CNC at work wedge blades neded to besharpened every 3 hours in production while "T" blades were good for up to 36 hours on the same job. After using the "T" blades for over 20 years in production work I find it amazing people still waste their money and time on the silly wedge blades!

      Long Beach, CA

      --- On Mon, 7/5/10, David Beierl <dbeierl@...> wrote:

      > From: David Beierl <dbeierl@...>
      > Subject: Re: [mlathemods] Re: Flat or raked part off tools?
      > To: mlathemods@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Monday, July 5, 2010, 7:09 PM
      > At 10:07 PM 7/5/2010 Monday, jim.klessig@...
      > wrote:
      > >Ok being one of them novices, what is the difference?
      > The old-style blades have an elongated V section and an
      > angled bottom
      > to clamp into a half-vee groove at the bottom of the tool
      > holder.  The T-style ones have a T section with a flat
      > bottom.  Because the width of the blade sharply
      > diminishes
      > immediately below the cutting edge these blades offer much
      > better
      > chip clearance.
      > Yours,
      > David
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