Cutting Tool Engineering

September 2011 / The Grinding Doc video series / Episode 23

All bark, no bite
Grinding Doc Jeffrey Badger fields a question from a shop taking smaller and smaller finishing passes and several spark-out passes in order to get tight tolerances and a good surface finish. But the shop is having trouble getting the wheel to bite into the workpiece. All it does is ride over the top, and the shop is using high-pressure oil. How can the shop get the wheel to bite?

About The Grinding Doc video series: This series is an online extension of the Ask The Grinding Doc column in Cutting Tool Engineering magazine. The column is authored by Dr. Jeffrey Badger, an independent grinding consultant. His Web site is

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