With many options for cutting tools, could this one be right for you? Diamond tipped solutions are provided in the form of moulder heads, shaper heads, tenon heads, hogging heads, CNC router bits, panel saws, scoring saws, gang saws, trim saws, grooving saws, and cutters for specialized machines.
Diamond tools are designed to match a customer’s specific application. Look for the technical sales team that goes the extra mile to ask you for spindle rpm, feed rates, wood species, laminate types, cutting directions and grain directions. They will send this information to an engineering and technical staff for evaluation, to be compared in a large database of cutting data. Matching your specific needs from experience and creating a custom cutting tool for your application.
Wood product manufacturer’s that are not taking advantage of the benefits of diamond tip tooling over traditional carbide tip and insert tooling might be missing an opportunity. While diamond is not suitable for every wood cutting application, it can be used in many applications. If solid wood, wood based materials, plastics, or composites are currently being machined without damage to the carbide tips, consider using a diamond tool. Diamond grades and sharpening technology have advanced which results in higher impact resistance. The higher impact resistance creates an overlap in the previous application gap between carbide and diamond tip applications. A 20x to 75x longer life is typical depending on application. There is a higher tool life per cost ratio in favor of diamond.
Another important feature to look for in diamond tools for profiling are those designed to maximize the number of sharpening’s while maintaining exact profile shape every time. Look for adjustable stacked tool bodies combined with intricately machined tool bodies. This allows for large sharpening removals before replacing tips. Often manufacturers will produce profile tools in a single piece tool body. A one piece tool body design will have a lower new tool price upfront, but will cost more across the total life of the tool. Service costs will accumulate more rapidly over time due to frequent replacement of the diamond tips. There is potential for compromising tool life by repeatedly reheating the brazed diamond tips in order to maintain the profile shape.
These are a few helpful diamond cutting tool tips for industrial woodworking applications that may be areas to consider for better performance, higher quality output, cost savings and less maintenance.