Cutting Tool Design & Manufacturing Tips: Beware of the Hack Masters

It seems like everyone these days have CNC machines and grind shops.  Just because folks have a CNC Machine doesn’t mean that they necessarily know how to manufacture, design, and re-manufacture cutting tools.  Quick delivery is always important, but attention to factors like pre and post-finishing, geometry, experience, coatings, etc. could be the difference between success and costing thousands of dollars.   Today, Tom Greene discusses how to determine if your vendor is a Hack Master or true craftsman.

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