Category Archives: Edge Honing

The Edge Honing Benefits to Manufacturing

Posted on August 18th, 2021
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The manufacturing industry in America and abroad relies on edge honing services to ensure that manufacturing parts are kept well-honed, sharp, and functional in every respect. Ask a manufacturer – any manufacturer from the dawn of the industrial age to present day – about how well a dull cutting tool performs work, and they’ll simply shake their head. Sharp cutting instruments perform as they are expected to perform. This includes drills, gundrills, carbide inserts, endmills, reamers, taps, hob cutters, shaper cutters, spiral bevel stick blades, saw blades, and rock drills (to name a selection). Edge honing, however, can be a troublesome process, especially if the manufacturing line is without a proper edge honing system or service in place. Edge honing is defined as “the creation of a controlled radius and the improvement of surface finish.” When tools and bits and…

Edge Preparation Honing Process

Posted on March 25th, 2020
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You’ve may have heard the joke about the person who is not the sharpest tool in the shed. This illustrates the quandary of someone who is unprepared or simply not up to the task. For those in the manufacturing industry, it’s easy to see the connection. A tool that’s not kept well-maintained, sharp and functional is a liability and could even be dangerous. Prioritizing Maintenance Therefore, smart manufacturers make it a priority to keep manufacturing parts in good condition. This includes making it a priority to maintain well-honed, sharp and functional parts. The importance of a well-honed edge is a constant truth dating back to the earliest use of tools by our ancestors. Without the use of technology or even a particularly large brain, these individuals intuitively understood a sharp cutting tool performs better. Dull tools require more effort and…