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Encyclopedia > Metalwork cutting tool

a Cutting Tool, in the context of Metalworking is any tool that is used to remove metal from the workpiece by means of shear deformation. In order to last cutting tools must be made of a material harder than the material which is to be cut, and they must be able to withstand the heat generated in the metal cutting process. They also must have a specific geometry, designed so that the cutting edge can contact the workpiece without the rest of the tool dragging on its surface. The angle of the cutting face is also important. Turned chess pieces Metalworking is the craft and practice of working with metals to create parts or structures. ...

Types of cutting tools

there are many other types of cutting tools, but these are a few of the important ones. A broach is a series of chisel points mounted on one piece of steel. ... An endmill is a type of cutting tool used in industrial milling applications. ... A reamer or ream is a tool for enlarging holes and is used in metalworking. ... Drill bits are the cutters of drill tools. ... A tool bit generally refers to a plain High Speed Steel (HSS) tool. ... Cross hole countersink Side and end view of a cross hole deburrer A cross hole deburrer is a cone-shaped tool with a cutting edge provided by a hole that goes through the side of the cone. ...

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