Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
question for Rick Allen, Ed Karch, ...

GaryG in MD
>The small hollowing cutters that CA sells are relieved on the bottom (particularly on the left side looking from the top) so that they have, in effect, a rough second bevel. I'm guessing that this is to stop the missing material from hitting something, but, offhand, I don't understand the reason for this. Since they are used as scrapers (slight down angle), that area shouldn't hit anything anyway. I'm curious to know the reason and would appreciate an explanation. I'm grinding some new cutters for my Scorpion and want to know if I should relieve them in a similar fashion. Thanks. Gary

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