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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Types of cutting tools for lathe machine

 The cutting tool is one of the most important things to consider in the machining of metal in the lathe. In order to machine metal accurately and efficiently it is important that the cutter bit have a keen cutting edge, ground with the correct clearance, rake, etc., for the particular kind of metal being machined, and that the cutter bit be set at the correct height.

In this booklet the latest shop practice for grinding various types of lathe tool cutter bits is outlined. 

The cutter bit is that part of the lathe tool which cuts the metal that must be removed to bring the work to the desired size and shape. The cutter bit is usually made of high speed steel and held in a lathe tool holder

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