A Better Edge

Author Bill Kennedy
Published
February 01,2004 - 11:00am

Proper edge preparation improves tool performance.

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Related Glossary Terms

  • edge preparation

    edge preparation

    Conditioning of the cutting edge, such as a honing or chamfering, to make it stronger and less susceptible to chipping. A chamfer is a bevel on the tool’s cutting edge; the angle is measured from the cutting face downward and generally varies from 25° to 45°. Honing is the process of rounding or blunting the cutting edge with abrasives, either manually or mechanically.

Author

Contributing Editor

Bill Kennedy, based in Latrobe, Pa., is a former contributing editor for Cutting Tool Engineering. He has an extensive background as a technical writer.