Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point

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Re: Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point

Post by SteveM » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:12 pm

Instead of holding it on the outside where you are crushing the part, flip the jaws and hold the inside of the corners going out. Tighten the jaws slowly and evenly to avoid warping the part.

You can even take measurements to see if the part has changed dimensions.


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Re: Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point

Post by TRX » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:14 pm

I bought some import "HSS" bits that looked perfectly normal, bright ground finish. They're apparently plain steel; aluminum will wear away the edge quickly, and they won't really cut mild steel at all, just gouging troughs after the edge rounds off.

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Re: Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point

Post by Harold_V » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:03 am

HSS is typically so hard you can't touch it with a file. Have you tried that?
It's not that I doubt you--just curious. If it is HSS, you should see tracks in the file where it has destroyed the teeth. I expect you won't see that.
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Re: Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point

Post by John Hasler » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:56 am

I have a set of "coated" drill bits purchased at a yard sale that are like that. My guess is that they are high carbon steel that never got heat-treated due to a manufacturing screwup.

Fortunately the index they were in was worth the $2.

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