KIT-Q-CUT Parting Tool
Q-Cut was launched in 1987 by Sandvik Coromant, and has proven itself in industry over many years. Greenwood Tools have modified the system so that it can be used by model engineers. Our version will fit straight into the vast majority of ME lathes, including Myford ML7 and ML10 machines, regardless of toolpost type. The tool is made of a high quality spring steel, and clamps the insert into a double-V shaped pocket, using a finger which deforms within the elastic limits of the blade material. Maximum reach is 21mm, giving over 1.5/8'' parting capacity in solid bar.
Q-Cut Parting Tools are very robust and simple to use. Changing a worn insert is quick and easy. Low cutting forces, together with a unique chip-forming dimple, give excellent, undisturbed chip flow, even when machining deep grooves. Close tolerances and fine surface finishes are readily achieved.
The 2.6mm (0.100') wide insert is made in Sandvik's 'all-round' grade of carbide, GC4125. This will cut practically any material. The unique dimple on the top face of the insert actually reduces the width of the swarf, and effectively prevents it from trapping in the groove as the operation proceeds. The cutting edge geometry generates low cutting forces, and hence reduces vibration.
Locating the insert in the tool is a quick and easy operation. The precision cutting insert is pushed into the jaws of the pocket by hand, and then levered back firmly against its stop using the key supplied. The same key is used to eject the worn insert when it eventually needs replacing.
The tool can be used on the front or back toolpost, and comes to you ready to use, complete with cutting insert and key. Mr Ron Nay from Australia wrote to us on 5 Feb 2003, ''I have been playing around with lathes and mills long before, and continually after, my retirement, and have never solved the 'parting' problem to my satisfaction....that is until KIT-Q-CUT. Since purchasing the tool I no longer part off with fear or trepidation....It parts off accurately, effortlessly and very efficiently. Thank you for an excellent product at a very reasonable price."
Q-Cut Parting Tools are available in various other sizes and formats to fit onto larger lathes. Please call us if you have a specific requirement.
Uses Insert Type 11 (1 included)