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Router Tooling Glossary

Discussion in 'Laser Cutters' started by MultiCam, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. MultiCam

    MultiCam New Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    [FONT=&quot]When selecting cutting tools there are many different elements that will affect the type of cut you will achieve. Therefore it is important to understand some of the components of a cutting tool and the part that they play. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Flute: [/FONT][FONT=&quot] The flute is the spiral groove that encircles the tool. It pushes the chips away from the material therefore creating a cut. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Cutting Edge Diameter: [/FONT][FONT=&quot] The diameter denotes the size of the hole or cut that will be created by the tool. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Flute Length: [/FONT][FONT=&quot] The cutting depth is essentially how deep into the material that bit will be able to cut. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Cutting Edge: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]This is the edge that cuts or scrapes away the material as the bit turns. It can have very sharp edges depending on what is being cut and at what speeds.
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