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Cutting Tool Edge Preparation 101

Posted on April 13th, 2021
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If you consider that tools have been employed by humans for longer than recorded history, you’d think that there would have been a great leap in edge preparation technology much earlier in time. But unfortunately, many who designed swords and arrowheads we quite content to shape and hone edges with a sharpening stone. Over the centuries that followed, they taught their stone-sharpening techniques to their apprentices, who in turn taught those same techniques to the ones that followed in their footsteps. In other words: edge preparation has been a laborious act performed manually for what may very well be more centuries than we can imagine. And although most of will agree that stone sharpening gets the job done, it is fortunate that these processes have changed in recent decades. Cutting tool edge preparation, especially for bits and cutters fitted into…

Edge Prep Improves the Longevity and Reliability of Machinery

Posted on August 27th, 2019
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Many of life’s successes are the result of small actions that build on each other over time. With continuous motion, these habits and consistencies become building blocks toward the maintenance of life. Such a level of maintenance through discipline also applies to the tools and machinery used in a manufacturing plant. Regular maintenance is key to making tools and machinery last longer and perform better over time. While this level of maintenance might feel like overkill at times, it’s one of the most cost-effective elements a plant can apply. Unexpected downtime in the form of a broken machines, jammed lines and employee injuries are never planned for and can be costly. While regular maintenance can’t promise to alleviate every problem, it can help reduce these unexpected issues and improve the longevity and reliability of tools and machinery throughout the plant….