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8 Important Considerations When Selecting CNC Machine Cutting Tools

09/07/2021 | Dan Karbon

What do you need out of a CNC machining metal cutting tool?

That’s simple, right?

  • Easy installation/adjustment
  • Reliable rigidity
  • Solid durability
  • High precision (of course)

How you want a tool to perform is cut and dried. What’s challenging for many engineers in CNC machine shops is how to select the right tool to make sure the job gets done properly. Of course, selecting a CNC machine cutting tool isn’t only about the performance of the tool. Cost is a huge factor, and we’ll address that in this article, too.


The Importance of Managing Machine Shop Tools: Tips from a High-End CNC Machine Shop

06/08/2021 | Dan Karbon

The title of this article grabbed your eye for a reason.

If machine shop tools are vital to your success, this article complements two others that may interest you. They covered choosing the right CNC machine tools for complex parts and maximizing cut tools and minimizing tool crib spending

While a future blog will likely cover specific grades and materials used to make CNC machine shop tools — carbon steel, high-speed steel, etc. — today, we’re sharing the skills needed to manage a shop full of tools.

Tool availability drives scheduling, which directly impacts the bottom line. What good is it to win a project, secure the right operators, receive the castings, and prepare a project setup cart with an incomplete set of tools needed to finish that job?