Tag Archives: Cutting Tool Edge Preparation

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….

Cutting Tool Edge Preparation is Both Art and Science

Posted on November 15th, 2013

There is an art and science to cutting tool edge preparation. This will come as no surprise to anyone who can remember trying to hone their first pocket knife when they were young. Most of us received our first pocket knife when we were in the Scouts. It had a standard screw driver, a short blade, a can opener, and a maybe a couple of other options that we never really used. The “official” Scouting knife often came with a faux stag handle. It was durable and dependable to a point. As young boys, we were thrilled to have it as part of our official Scout camping equipment. But, as we soon found out, the edge on that blade didn’t stay sharp for very long. Fortunately, there was an “official” Scout sharpening stone that was sold separately. It was round,…