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August 23, 2014

Ingersoll Cutting Tools ISO-Plus Milling Cutter

August 21, 2014

Ingersoll Cutting Tools ISO-Plus Milling Cutter

Ingersoll cutting tools distributor Chicago, Illinois
ISO-Plus Quad 90 degree 8 cutting edges per insert milling cutters

This milling cutter is available in diameters from 2″ up to 8″.

Two Sided Technology is incorporated to the ISO Quad inserts for an Ingersoll Exclusive product named ISO Plus. Users benefit by doubling their cutting edges from 4 to 8 while also taking advantage of clean shearing pressed rake face performance for ideal machining efficiency.

Features & Benefits include:
• 8 positive cutting edges with 90° shoulder
• .50” max depth of cut
• .24” depth of cut along 90° shoulder
• Medium and high density cutter offerings
• 2.00 to 8.00” diameter range
• Cutters equipped with coolant through

ISO-Plus

Uses Inserts:
SNGU13 IN2505
SNGU13 IN2510
SNGU13 IN2530
SNGU13 IN2540
SNGU13 IN4030
SNGU13 IN6515
SNGU13 IN71N
SNGU13 IN4015

Materials:
• Stainless Steel
• Hi-temp Alloys
• Iron
• Steel

July 14, 2014

Ingersoll Gold Twist Expansion

Ingersoll distributor Chicago

Ingersoll’s new Gold Twist series of quick change drill tips & bodies have been gaining popularity throughout North America with proven performance and productivity gains. In light of this, we are pleased to announce several areas of expansion:

Body Expansion:
We now offer 1.5xD bodies to complement our existing 3xD, 5xD and 8xD bodies.  These new, stubbier drills allow the end user to make short, accurate holes with minimum overhang. This promotes maximum stability, performance and tool life.  In addition, the 1.5xD bodies are recommended for drilling a perfectly matched pilot hole for deeper, 8xD applications.

Introduction of a full line-up of cylindrical shank bodies in 1.5xD, 3xD, 5xD and 8xD. These bodies provide improved performance and accuracy when mated with a hydraulic or shrink fit tool holder, particularly in applications over 5xD.

Expanded range of body diameters from 7mm – 25mm.

New Tip Sizes:
Ingersoll can better meet the end-users requirements with expanded tip diameters. Available now: 7.0mm – 25.9mm for the P & M geometries and 10.0mm – 19.9mm for the K geometry, with 7.0mm – 7.9mm and 20.0mm – 25.9mm available soon.

New Geometries:
M Geometry (TMA) – For Stainless Steel & High Temp Alloys. Available now!
K Geometry (TKA) – For Cast Iron. Available now!
The M and K geometries are an excellent addition to our P Geometry (TPA) for Steel

Bodies:
1.5xD, 3xD, 5xD and 8xD Weldon & Cylindrical Shanks

Tips:
7.0-25.9 mm

Geometries:
TPA – Steel
TMA – Stainless Steel
TKA – Cast Iron

Applications:
Die & Mold
General Purpose
Aero Space
Automotive
Shipbuilding
Heat Exchangers
Agriculture

July 11, 2014

Step Reamers with Cutting or Non-Cutting Pilot

Custom Step Reamers
HSS Step Reamer
Carbide Step Reamer
Carbide Tipped Step Reamer
Coolant Fed Step Reamer

Custom step reamers are perfect for combining multiple hole sizing and hole chamfering into one tool.

Our step reamers are made on 7 axis CNC tool cutter grinders to insure the highest quality and repeatablity when ordering again.

Tool coatings are also available.

Contact us for more information about step drills or custom step drills.

General Cutting Tools
Phone: 847.677.8770
Fax: 847.677.8786

July 9, 2014

Special Step drills, Custom Step Drills

General Cutting Tools manufacturers high speed steel step drills, carbide tipped step drills and solid carbide step drills.  We use 7 Axis CNC tool cutter grinders to make high quality tools for your application.

Included in the tool are the primary and secondary clearances as well as a flute form specifically designed to suit the application.  This results in higher yields, longer tool life and better performance of the step drill.

Tool coating are also available.

Contact us for more information about step drills or custom step drills.

General Cutting Tools
Phone: 847.677.8770
Fax: 847.677.8786

July 7, 2014

YG1 I-Dream Drill Holders

YG1 Cutting Tools distributor Chicago

YG1 High Performance i-Dream drilling system holders

i-Dream drill holders feature
Special Alloy Steels that maintains its hardness and toughness under high temperatures with generous coolant holes for effective coolant flow.
Innovative surface treatment that improves wear resistance and reduces corrosion.
High Performance flute design allowing maximum chip evacuation and minimum interference.

YG1 i-Dream drill inserts are available in diameters range of 12mm to 31.75mm (.4724 to 1.2500)

General Cutting Tools is your complete source for YG1 cutting tools.  For more information on the YG1 i-Dream drilling system or any other YG1 tool, please contact us.

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July 4, 2014

Grinding wheel dressing

Here are some tips and guides for using tools to dress and true your grinding wheels for success from Norton Abrasives and Tools Illinois aka General Cutting Tools. Before a grinding wheel even touches a workpiece, it must first be trued and dressed, usually by a stationary diamond dressing tool. If you do this task right, then you can be sure that the wheel and parts coming off the machine are probably ground right. It’s true: everything the tool does to the wheel, the wheel does to the part. That’s why you should always begin troubleshooting grinding operations with a quick review of the truing and dressing processes. After all, truing and dressing are where the grinding process really begins.

By definition, truing ensures that the wheel is properly formed and that its spin is concentric to the mounting spindle. Dressing ensures that the abrasive particles are sharp during production grinding.

Each time a wheel is taken off a grinding machine, it must be re-trued. After production begins, the wheel should be occasionally dressed to restore its grains’ sharpness.

The rumors are true. Sharp diamond tools create sharp wheels, and dull tools produce dull wheels. Sharp wheels (also called open wheels) can remove the maximum amount of workpiece material during grinding. In lay terms, grinding with a sharp wheel is often fast and easy. By contrast, dull wheels (also called closed wheels) remove less material, often making grinding slow and hard. In addition to cutting less, dull abrasives literally rub the part and create smoother or lower surface-finish readings on the workpiece(s).

Sharp, open wheels are generally the preferred wheel condition. They tend to produce higher surface-finish readings and may require some intentional dulling to lower finish readings.

Creating an open (sharp) wheel is easy: Either 1) use a new stationary dressing tool or 2) move a tool – new or old – fast across the grinding wheel. Closed wheels simply require the opposite: 1) Use a dull tool, or 2) move the tool slowly across the wheel.

To ensure that your tools last a long time, pay close attention to some key parameters when dressing conventional wheels:

Wheel removal per dress pass. On aluminum oxide wheels, we recommend removing 0.001 inches (on the wheel radius) per dress pass. Reduce this amount by 25 percent when dressing silicon carbide or seeded-gel (SG) wheels, and reduce it by 50 percent when dressing Norton® Altos® (self-dressing ceramic aluminum oxide) wheels.

  • Taking off too much wheel per dress pass overheats the diamond and often causes chipping.
  • Taking off too little per dress pass, the sound of the dress to get louder, the finish tends to drop, and size/taper issues become evident.

The speed at which the tool moves across the wheel. Run tools using a single diamond at one speed across the wheel, and those using multiple diamonds three times faster. Remember, the slower a tool moves across the wheel, the lower the part’s surface-finish readings will be:

  • For single points, chisels and cone point tools – Traverse Rate (the speed the tool moves across the wheel) in inches per minute = 0.006 x grinding wheel RPM*.
  • For blades, grit (nib) tools and clusters – Traverse Rate (the speed the tool moves across the wheel) in inches per minute = 0.018 x grinding wheel RPM*.

* To calculate wheel RPM, divide Wheel SFPM (surface feet per minute) by (0.2618 x wheel diameter).

Avoid power dressing. If you need to reduce new wheel truing times, use an old tool as a roughing tool and save new(er) tools for production.

Creating Wheel Conditions

Open (Sharp) Wheel

  • Generally preferred wheel condition
  • Creates maximum wheel material removal
  • Typically requires a new dressing tool
  • Move the tool faster across the wheel
  • Typically produces high finish readings

Closed (Dull) Wheel

  • Wheel conditioning you may need
  • Minimum wheel material removal
  • Typically requires a worn dressing tool
  • Move the tool slower across the wheel
  • Produces lower finish readings

July 2, 2014

YG1 I-Dream Drill Inserts

YG1 tool distributor Chicago

YG1 High Performance i-Dream drilling system

YG1 i-Dream Drilling inserts feature secure and accurate seating resulting in accurate repeatability and concentricity.

i-Dream general drilling inserts feature TiALN coating and is for use in most steels.
i-Dream INOX drilling inserts feature:
TiCN coating
For tough, ductile materials and stainless steels
Light, sharp cutting edge
Minimize cutting forces
Reduce built up edge

YG1 i-Dream drill inserts have a diameter range of 12mm to 31.75mm (.4724 to 1.2500)

General Cutting Tools is your complete source for YG1 cutting tools.  For more information on the YG1 i-Dream drilling system or any other YG1 tool, please contact us.

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June 30, 2014

CMT Orange Industrial Xtreme Saw Blade for Stainless Steel

Series 226.5

CMT Orange distributor Chicago

CMT’S Stainless Steel cutting saw blade is designed for all day long demanding ultimate precision and extended life, wile conquering the most challenging applications.

CMT 226.572.10  10″ diameter 72 tooth 5/8″ Bore
CMT 226.580.12  12″ diameter 80 tooth 1″ Bore
CMT 226.590.14  14″ diameter 90 tooth 1″ Bore

Saw excellent for cutting stainless steel.

Saw excellent for cutting stainless steel rods and pipes.

Saw excellent for cutting stainless steel sheets.

Application: for crosscutting on stainless steel.

Machines: dry-cutter and mitre saws without lubrication.

Material: for stainless steel materials.

Warning: not recommended for non-ferrous metals, wood, glass, concrete, plastic.

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CMT Orange Industrial Xtreme blades feature:

LASER-CUT PREMIUM QUALITY STEEL PLATE – Made of 46-48 HRC precision German steel which is laser cut to provide tighter tolerances ensuring longer life and more accurate cuts.

LASER-CUT HEAT EXPANSION SLOTS – Are engineered to allow the blade to expand when heat build up occurs from use, preventing blade warping.

TENSION RING – A visible tension ring on the blade body provides stability during cut and perfect concentricity during rotation.

LASER-CUT SOUND-DAMPENING CHANNELS – Are specifically designed to dampen running noise and control wobbling caused by unwanted harmonic vibration.

INDUSTRIAL CHROMIUM MICROGRAIN CARBIDE – Cutting teeth are made from a specially formulated chromium micrograin carbide which stays sharper longer by reducing cutting edge abrasion, improving cut quality and tool life.

TRI-METAL BRAZING – The Silver-Copper-Silver tri-metal brazing process lets the teeth withstand the severe impact caused by cutting harder woods and composite material.

PRECISION MIRROR FINISH SHARPENING – Each tooth is ground to razor sharp precision on a multi-axis CNC machine which creates the perfect edge angles, guaranteeing extra clean cuts and extended tool life.  Featuring less than 0.25 μm Rmax in edge roughness.

June 27, 2014

Hassay Savage Keyway Broaches

Hassay Savage distributor Chicago
Keyway Broaches – American Standard

Hassay Savage HSS keyway broaches are available as standard items in sizes 1/16” to 1.” Rake and relief angles are precisely made for efficient broaching of mild steel. Pressures listed in chart on facing page are for maximum length of cut. If these lengths must be exceeded, a special Hassay Savage keyway broach should be ordered for specific length of cut. In the event of thin pieces, pieces may be broached by stacking and nesting.

For special widths and depths, custom keyway broaches are also available within a 1-2 week period. This is an excellent delivery for the buyer looking for a special application in production or prototype. Keyway broaches an bushings are clearly marked as to size, and any I broach can be used with any I Bushing, and II Broach with II Bushing, etc.

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Item # Broach Keyway Width
Tolerance
Dimensions

Min – Max
Length of Cut

10104 1/16-I .0625″ – .0635″ 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ 13/64 – 1 1/8″
10106 3/32-I .0932″ – .0947″ 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ 13/64 – 1 1/8″
10108 1/8-I .1252″ – .1262″ 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ 13/64 – 1 1/8″
10206 3/32-II .0937″ – .0947″ 3/16″ x 7″ 19/64 – 1 11/16″
10208 1/8-II .1252″ – .1262″ 3/16″ x 7″ 19/64 – 1 11/16″
10210 5/32-II .1564″ – .1574″ 3/16″ x 7″ 19/64 – 1 11/16″
10212 3/16-II .1877″ – .1887″ 3/16″ x 7″ 19/64 – 1 11/16″
10312 3/16-III .1877″ – .1887″ 3/8″ x 11 7/8″ 13/32 – 2 1/2″
10316 1/4-III .2502″ – .2512″ 3/8″ x 11 7/8″ 13/32 – 2 1/2″
10320 5/16-III .3127″ – .3137″ 3/8″ x 11 7/8″ 13/32 – 2 1/2″
10324 3/8-III .3755″ – .3765″ 3/8″ x 11 7/8″ 13/32 – 2 1/2″
10420 5/16-IV .3127″ – .3137″ 9/16″ x 13 7/8″ 3/4 – 6″
10424 3/8-IV .3755″ – .3765″ 9/16″ x 13 7/8″ 3/4 – 6″
10428 7/16-IV .4380″ – .4390″ 9/16″ x 13 7/8″ 3/4 – 6″
10432 1/2-IV .5006″ – .5016″ 9/16″ x 13 7/8″ 3/4 – 6″
10436 9/16-IV .5630″ – .5640″ 9/16″ x 13 7/8″ 3/4 – 6″
10540 5/8-V .6260″ – .6270″ 3/4″ x 15 1/4″ 3/4 – 6″
10548 3/4-V .7515″ – .7525″ 3/4″ x 15 1/4″ 3/4 – 6″
10656 7/8-VI .8765″ – .8775″ 1″ x 19 1/4″ 3/4 – 6″
10664 1-VI 1.0015″ – 1.0025″ 1″ x 19 1/4″ 3/4 – 6″
10666 1 1/8 1.1260″ – 1.1270″ 1 1/8″ x 23″ 3/4 – 6″
10668 1 1/4 1.2510″ – 1.2520″ 1 1/4″ x 23″ 3/4 – 6″
10670 1 3/8 1.3760″ – 1.3770″ 1 3/8″ x 23″ 3/4 – 6″
10672 1 1/2 1.5020″ – 1.5030″ 1 1/2″ x 23″ 3/4 – 6″

General Cutting Tools is your complete Hassay Savage tool distributor. Contact us for more information about Keyway broaches or any other Hassay Savage product.

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