Helix Angles: How to properly calculate helix angles

Tom Greene shares some interesting insights on how to properly calculate helix angles particularly when machining these angles with cutting tool inserts.  We have a very detailed calculator that will automatically calculate these helix angles without all the detail. Today’s video blog gives you and understanding of the core concepts behind these calculations.

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Directions for Use

  1. Enter your data parameters into the fields on the left
  2. Click the green arrow in the center of the calculator
  3. Your answers will appear in the fields on the right
-- change calculator using buttons below -- Tap Drill MM Tap Drill RPM SFPM Helix Angle

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Helix Angle