CUTTING TOOL REFEREE Tips with Bob and Brad
TIP OF THE MONTH
Did You Know?...
Collets must be cleaned before and after each use - no exceptions! Crud builds up on them just like on your teeth so clean them often.
80% of all cutting tool breakage can be attributed to poorly maintained or worn holding equipment.
• Dirty or bad collets (main culprit)
• Worn or dirty collet nuts
• Bad spindle bearings. Replace immediately!
Quick fix: Develop a collet and holding equipment maintenance schedule. Just ask, and we can help you get started with this solution.
P.S. Buy some of our nylon collet brushes to keep your collets clean. A clean well maintained collet will last several hundred hours.