Thread Turning Tools

Seco-Carboloy (Warren, MI) has added a new general-purpose geometry to its range of Snap Tap® thread turning tools.

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Seco-Carboloy (Warren, MI) has added a new general-purpose geometry to its range of Snap Tap® thread turning tools. The “A” chip breaker provides consistent machining of numerous threadforms in both steel and stainless steel. As a direct-pressed insert, it offers exacting repeatability and precision edges as well as economy. When compared to traditionally ground inserts, direct-pressed inserts can save 20 percent in cost. For further economy, the new insert is offered in unique packaging that allows users to purchase as little as two inserts—a real benefit for smaller shops and shorter production runs. The A geometry complements two existing A1 and A2 chip geometries within the simplified Snap Tap range. The A1 is an optimizing geometry for steel components and A2 optimizes performance in stainless steel materials. Both provide enhanced chip control, which is especially important in I.D. threading where poor chip evacuation can damage the workpiece and dramatically reduce both tool life and performance. All three geometries are available in the company’s unique grade CP500 that features a highly wear-resistant PVD coating to provide dependable machining for the large majority of common thread turning applications. Additionally, the company offers a full and comprehensive range of inserts and toolholders for very specific thread making across virtually all industries.