If we do a brief reflection on the subject, practically every day we have to cut something: in our daily chores, housework, in our work depending on what it consists of, and in the most superfluous and banal of routine actions, we will have to cut something.
Although it is true that cutting the milk carton, the bread, has nothing to do with cardboard, wood, or other types of materials. And depending on what we have to cut, obviously, we will use different types of cutting tools like precision cutters or Accu-Cut. Today we will talk about them in a professional way so that you can make the most of their precision with minimal effort.
There are many types of cutting tools for each machine, but all are based on a chip removal process. With a high-speed difference between the tool and the part, when the cutting edge comes into contact with the part, the material is torn off and the chip is detached.
These types of cutting tools are so fragile and sensitive that they cannot be touched with the fingers (sharp edges) due to the great elimination of biological acids that our organisms give off.
Types of cutting tools
There are different types of cutting tools, and these can be classified according to their use, the material to be cut, and whether they are manual or mechanical.
What material are they made of?
We could classify them into two categories: tools made of a single material, generally cobalt steel, and tools with industrial cutting inserts.
Focusing on the latter, the tips of the tools made with industrial cutting inserts are made of hard metal or metal conglomerates, which are materials of great quantity, and can be welded or screwed. Precisely because they are manufactured with high-quality materials, they allow cutting harder materials, at higher temperatures and higher speeds, without increasing the cost of the tool too much.
The inserts can also be attached to the tool by means of a screw. They are made of different hard materials such as carbon steel or ceramics so that they withstand high temperatures.
The cutting tools made with inserts have the advantage that as the cutting edge wears out, the screw can be removed, turning the insert a new face and reuse. Finally, when all the faces wear out, a new insert can be put in without having to change the tool. This is an inexpensive way to keep your edged tools always sharp.
Types of cutting tools: manual or mechanical
In this typology there are two types of cutting tools, there are those that you must make the voluntary movement to achieve a finish in a work area called manual or arm tools. The other type of tool performs an action through industrial processes and are known as mechanical or electrical tools.