Understanding Industrial Equipment and Our Manufacturing Legacy

I'm Sandra Adams, a blogger and enthusiast of many eclectic targets, including pottery and industrial equipment and supplies. I've traced my family tree as far back as I can go and there is not one moment where my family hasn't been involved in manufacturing. My dad worked as a mechanic repairing industrial machinery and if it wasn't for me, he wouldn't have anyone to pass down his knowledge to. I've always wanted to know what my dad was up to, so I'd ask him what he did everyday. I've always been really curious and this has lead me to develop a really strong understanding of industrial equipment. My love for industrial equipment hasn't waned and now I feel like sharing this knowledge with others. I've created this blog for this exact purpose.

Protocols to Follow When Using a Tool and Cutter Grinder for Sharpening Purposes


Milling cutters are needed to remove materials from a workpiece, but in order for them to perform optimally for a long period of time, they'll have to be sharpened. You'll need a tool and cutter grinder for this particular task, which you'll have success using if you follow these protocols.

Go With the Automatic Variety

You can purchase manual and automatic grinders to sharpen milling cutters, but if you don't have a lot of experience or skills with this sharpening process, it's better to use an automatic machine. That's going to give you more controls and guides, reducing the occurrence of mistakes that cause damage to your milling cutters.

You also won't have to go through as much training when you rely on a tool and cutter grinder with an automated design, which might be best if you need to sharpen your milling cutters as quickly as possible for an upcoming project.

Assess Geometric Features Before Sharpening

Before you use a tool and cutter grinder to sharpen milling cutters, you first need to look at the specific geometric properties of the milling cutter that requires sharpening. How much wear has taken place and where has it occurred? Knowing these details is paramount in using a tool and cutter grinder correctly.

You'll be able to map out your grinding operations before they actually start, which helps you stay precise when sharpening. If you plan on using a manual tool and cutter grinder, then geometric feature assessments are critical to carrying out sharpening correctly. 

Test Sharpening Results on Sample Materials

After you've used a tool and cutter grinder on milling cutters, you want to test out the sharpness results you were able to achieve on sample materials. Then you can verify success or identify potential vulnerabilities that still need to be worked out before full-scale milling operations take place around your work shop.

Make sure you use sample materials that are similar to what you'll be working with consistently. This way you can accurately measure the performance of the newly sharpened milling cutter. If there are any red flags, such as cutting performance not being precise or efficient, continue sharpening to work out these issues.

After using a milling cutter for a period of time, it will need to be sharpened. You can complete this task using a tool and cutter grinder, which won't give you any issues if you work within your capabilities and respect certain sharpening protocols. 

For more information about using a tool and cutter grinder, contact a company like Cutter Masters.


1 February 2022