Tool and Cutter Grinder

The significance of a tool and cutter grinder

When it comes to metalworking or woodworking, tools are the necessary equipments. Among the various tools that are available for these works, cutters can be categorized in one type of tools. Simply put, we describe cutter as one of the tools in metalworking or woodworking industries. 

In addition to tools, the tool and cutter grinder is one of the important equipment that a factory always has. They utilize this device for the convenience of machining process inside their plants. For the metalworking process, all the tooling units must be processed with the tool and cutter grinder. With a tool and cutter grinder, it can prevent metal burrs on the tool from affecting the performance of the formed workpieces.

It takes the consideration of the operation principle to explain the reason why removing those unwanted edges is important. For manufacturers, dealing with the practicality of tooling system would therefore rely on an in-plant operation. Tool and cutter grinders are designed for this purpose, as grinding is a common in-plant operation in the metalworking industry.

Conventional Viewpoint

Cutter grinders vary by type. Regarding the CNC grinding of saw blades, the process conducted on circular and band saw blades may be slightly different. Circular sawing machine is a kind of power-saw. It uses toothed or abrasive disc set or blade to cut different materials by spinning around an arbor. The tool and cutter grinder grinds on the circular saw blades as they perform the rotary motion during operation. Once the grinder come in contact with the saw blades, the old and dull edges of the blades are removed. By doing so, the grinder is capable of revealing the new and sharp surfaces, which enables the preliminary function the saw blades have.

Circular sawing machines were invented in the late 18th century. With the growth of agriculture at that time, circular saws had been widely used in sawmills in the United States by the middle of the 19th century. Therefore, the corresponding tool and cutter grinder was invented. Besides, the existence of cutter grinding tools is very important for grinding tools and cutters in the machining process. Hence, these cutter grinding tools may have appeared dating back to that time.

Technically speaking, except for the non-contact cutting equipment such as a laser cutter, any tool cannot maintain its sharpness without the help of tool and cutter grinders. In other words, where there is a tool that machines on the workpieces by contacting them, the tool has to be sharpened and recalibrated after use. That is, in all relevant working environments, grinders for tool and cutter grinding can assist milling, turning, drilling, boring and sawing works. All these processing equipments are in need of tool and cutter grinding. There are many types of tool and cutter grinders. In the last part, band saw grinding is the focus of this article.

Tool and Cutter Grinder for Saw Blades

Among all the compatible applications, the circular sawing machine benefits the most from the tool and cutter grinder. In the metal processing industry, there are two main types of sawing machines. To ensure the optimal performance of the saw blades on these machines, they must be sharpened by means of grinding. 

After working for a certain period, it is necessary to conduct grinding process on both band and circular sawing machines. This process should not be mistaken for cutter grinding tool, which is designed for a specific type of saw blade grinding. Instead, tool and cutter grinders are devices especially used for grinding the saw blades on a circular sawing machine.

Grinding Process for Band Saws

A band saw is a power saw with a long and sharp saw blade. The blade consists of a continuous toothed metal belt stretched between gears, and is used to cut materials from the workpieces. Band saws are especially used for metalworking, woodworking, and lumbering, but the cutting capability of them can cover a broader range of materials.

The advantages of band saws lie in the cutting movement and the cutting capability of them. The former refers to the evenly distributed tooth loads that continuously cut the workpieces. The later indicates the ability to cut irregular or curved shapes like a jig saw. The minimum radius of the curve is determined by the width of the saw band and the curve. Most band saws have two wheels rotating on the same plane, one of which is powered. In addition, some can distribute three or four loads to improve distribution of the machine. These points should be paid attention to when choosing cutter grinders for band saw tool and cutter grinding.  

Working Versatility

In addition to sawing tools, small tool and cutter grinders are also applied to grind cutters for turning, milling, drilling, and many other processes. Onsite users always need to notice when to maintain the cutting tools and cutters of their CNC machines. Only when these tools are maintained in appropriate condition can they ensure the corresponding processing quality of their works.

The design features of small tool and tool cutter grinders are different from each other. This is because many processing tools of CNC machines are designed for customization, which greatly depends on the flexibility the tools have. Based on this, the versatility of the machine becomes very important. Otherwise, factory owners will often need to replace their cutter grinding systems, which results in additional costs.

This is an issue about how to make CNC tool cutter grinders versatile while maintaining good tool-oriented grinding processes. Therefore, suppliers of tooling and cutter grinders need to work with their customers to learn more about work field applications and try to make the most of their products for customers in various industries.

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