Do you remember when you started machining? Bet you started with an end mill and fly cutters scared you to death. By now, you’ve got that all behind you. But, as you gained experience, did you learn how to get the most out of what you have in the shop? For 2019, why not grab that slitting saw arbor and blade and start to look at them differently.
Here’s a novel idea. Cut a part off and hand finish it. While a hand finish isn’t the equal to the finish from a fly cutter, it is an alternative. So, on your 3 axis mill, take your slitting saw and cut the piece off. Now, it’s much easier to get to the underside. So, finish it by hand. This is a great alternative if you find yourself machining a very thin part or working on a piece that seems impossible to hold. Just cut it off and hand finish it. You’ll discover that you save time by hand finishing the piece. That’s because if you keep destroying the part by machine finishing it you just waste time. Every time to start from the beginning is a waste of time, money and material. Cut waste in 2019.
Resolve to give your parts a bit of relief in 2019. That doesn’t mean they need time off. But it does mean that if you don’t want them to break, you must give them a break in the form of a relief slot.
A relief slot provides just enough give to clamp around tightly and not destroy the integrity of the part.
Just use your slitting saw. It is the perfect tool for creating that relief slot. The slitting saw arbor holds the blade firmly in place and in just a couple of passes you’ll have that slot. Be sure to pick a slitting saw arbor with a deep cap and low profile to get you as close as possible.
2019’s Slitting Saw Arbor and Blade
Slitting saw blade are thin and they run fast. As a result, they heat up quickly. Use a carbide blade if you’ve got the money. Consider that the steel blade costs less upfront but it will be replaced frequently. Steel just doesn’t last like carbide.
Whether you use high speed steel or carbide, be sure to use lots of fluid. Because those slitting saw blades run so hot, coolant keeps you cutting long and cutting fast.
For 2019, the slitting saw arbor to use is the one sold by The Tool Company . Buy this arbor and get the deep, low profile cap you need to get your slitting saw blade close. You’ll experience less runout because the “Vibra Core” design absorbs vibration.
In 2019, buy the slitting saw arbor that is made in America for use by American machinists. Buy your slitting saw arbor now and in 2019 look at the slitting saw a bit differently. Make it your most valuable and underused tools in your box.
Ready to grow? You should be. Grab your slitting and slotting saw and your slitting saw arbor and get working. The American manufacturing outlook is bright this year so you better grab sunglasses with your safety glasses.
Growth in GDP
The overall gross domestic product was initially expected to increase 2.5% in 2018. But with 6 months of growth under our collective belt, turns out GDP should grow 2.9% this year. That makes 3 years of consecutive growth. That’s even better than 2016. It could be higher, if the stock market is any indication. We are just days away from a record for number of days a bull market.
What this means for Manufacturing
Here is better news. Manufacturing should rise almost as much as GDP. This is the time to get your tools (know where you put your slitting saw blade and slitting saw arbor) and get to work. U.S. manufacturing is forecast to grow 2.8% this year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting job growth too. 20.5 million new jobs before 2020. Consumer spending and business investment are up too. That’s good news for manufacturing, too. There will be more health care spending. More spending in health care requires more medical supplies. In the US, mills and lathes are busy. Grab your accufeed to drill those small holes and your slitting saw blade and slitting saw arbor to make tiny cuts. Healthcare isn’t the only industry that needs you!
There will be an additional 2.1 million jobs in technology. If you can design and convert to G-code you are in high demand.
Growth in Defense and Aerospace Industries
You don’t need alien technology or work experience at Area 51 to get in on aerospace. Globally, aerospace and defense are expected to grow 4.1%. After their recent decline, this growth is welcome. There’s a backlog of civilian plane orders to clear. That’s going to require parts. Who is going to machine the parts? Let’s machine them in the U.S. The United States makes up half of aerospace global production. That’s a lot of work for machinists and machine shops. Are you ready?
Grow through Quality
It’s no secret, some of the most successful machine shops grow because they have a reputation for quality. If you’re going to machine for aerospace, defense, medical or other high-tech industries, you need precision and a commitment to perfection.
That type of quality requires the right equipment, the right machinist, and the right tools. Get quality tools at The Tool Company. Every slitting saw arbor, accufeed, kneestop, and general reach arbor we sell is made in the USA. We back them with a 5 year warranty. We’re ready to do our part to bring back the proud tradition of American manufacturing. Are you ready? Buy your slitting saw blade and slitting saw arbor and get to work!
Slitting and precision cutting is scarier than a witch at Halloween. Thankfully, the job is easier for CNC machinists. We use software to do the calculating. Manual machinists don’t have it that easy. However, both CNC’ers and manual machinists know that G-wizard software can’t hold your saw blade. It can’t get you as close to the work area as possible. You must use an ultra precision arbor for that job.
Precision cutting is like walking into the dark basement in a horror flick. Things may turn out okay or there could be a massacre. Do you machine for microelectronics? What good is 0.01 mm position accuracy if your blade wanders like the Mummy, just arisen from the dead? If you do work for medical or dental applications, it doesn’t do any good to have equipment that slays harmonic resonance like a silver bullet to a werewolf, if you can’t get the cutter close to the work area.
Precision cuts require precision set-up, proper fluid, the right blade, and a precision arbor. Get just one wrong and you sacrifice precision like a babysitter in a slasher flick. A thin kerf blade can’t last without the precision combo of fluid, feeds and speeds. Everything comes together just right.
The Tool Company knows more about ultra precision arbors than horror movies. We can’t help with the blade, but we can make sure that your blade is held with rigidity and is up close to the work area. We sell the ultra precision arbor to complement your ultra precision blade.
The Least Scary Ultra Precision Arbor Ever
Don’t be afraid of our ultra precision arbor. It was designed to reduce vibration from the ground up. The unique Vibra-Core design absorbs vibration through the arbor. When you reduce vibration, good things happen. Like finding the cure to the zombie-causing virus.
CNC applications use high speed carbide or cobalt saws. Unfortunately, not all arbors play well with high speed applications. Our ultra precision arbor is ready to do the job. It is heat-treated for strength and integrity.
The extra long reach simply out performs all other ultra precision arbors. Period. The more accurately your tool is held in the spindle, the longer it will last. Hurray!
Get the Best at The Tool Company
You deserve more than horror movie cliches. You deserve the best ultra precision arbor made. So, stop messing around and buy one today. Each item we sell is proudly made in the USA. No gremlin-infested, inferior foreign-made products here.
Happy Halloween from The Tool Company
11 Jan 2017
2017 is the year for you to operate your shop as smoothly a fly cutter finish. Here’s some New Year’s resolutions from your friends at The Tool Company, the experts in CNC fly cutters, slitting saws, and the operating an efficient shop.
It all starts with drawing with a CAD program and then a CAM program converts the design into G-code. That’s the software you use to calculate feeds and speeds. But your software can do much more than just feeds and speeds. But you must ask it. Explore the power of your CAM software and harness it it fully. You may find that you can use your CAM to increase efficiency.
Use it to:
- calculate depth of cut
- save tooling information
- reduce air cuts
- enhance toolpaths
Let your software calculate hundreds of scenarios. Start using software to automate all manual calculations you make. Software will make your job easier and your tools will last longer. Its a win-win situation.
Organize, Organize, Organize
Your tools may last longer and work more efficiently but it won’t do any good if you waste time looking for them. Even worse, how about setting up only to find out that the tool you need for the job isn’t even in the shop inventory. How can you operate as smooth as CNC fly cutters if you can’t find your fly cutter? So start the year with an accurate tool inventory, keep the inventory current, and make sure tools are returned to the proper place at the end of the job.
Tool trays and collet racks are made for keeping your tools and collets organized. They provide safe transport from tool area to machine area. The Tool Company sells CNC tool trays that are numbered to get you even more organized. Just set up the tray in sequence and you are ready to cut, drill, or slice away. Don’t waste 20 minutes looking for the tool you need to do a 15 minute job.
Hang Up the Phone
Want to turbocharge your productivity? Keep your cell phone in the glove box or your locker. Smart phones make for dumb machinists.
You can’t operate efficiently when you are distracted and cell phones are the greatest distraction in the workplace.
Nothing supports American manufacturing like Americans buying American made products. You manufacture in the US, so it makes sense to supply your shop with American-made products. If you haven’t already done so, make 2017 the year you commit to buy American.
Every product sold by The Tool Company is proudly made in the USA. Whether you need CNC fly cutters, saw arbors, micro drill adapters, knee stops, collet wrenches, or trays if you buy from The Tool Company you buy American made.
These days, CNC machines are built with powerful motors and are used in a wide variety of applications. It doesn’t matter if the job is making shafts and gears for cars and trucks, cutting threads, or micro-cutting aluminum electronics enclosures you need precision. Precision cutting calls for saws held with a precision saw arbor.
Carbide and cobalt are the most common materials for high-speed CNC saws. The addition of cobalt to high speed steel results in a saw that has more strength and higher wear resistance. Over time, carbide has gradually replaced high speed steel. High speed steel is still a popular material for drilling,but nothing beats carbide saws for speed. Depending on the application, carbide can cut 4 to 12 times faster than cobalt-enhanced high speed steel.
It doesn’t matter if you use carbide or cobalt, you get a cut that is almost burr-free. This saves time since further machining isn’t necessary. Take an ultra high speed saw and combine it with precision CNC control and you get game changing high speed ultra precision cutting.
Saw Arbors for Precision Saws
Precision is defined as the condition of being exact or accurate. You are only using precision saws when the cuts must be perfectly controlled. So why would you use a saw arbor that doesn’t contribute to your need for precision? The Tool Company understands your need for precision. That’s why they have developed an entire line of saw arbors for ultra precision saws.
- Deep, low profile cap design allows for the closest cutter to work area on the market
- Extra support and less cutter slippage means more precision
- Cutter vibration is absorbed via our special Vibra-Core design
- Extra long reach
- Weldon shank
Quality Saw Arbors – Made Right – Made Right Here
Don’t trust your precision work to inferior arbors that chatter and slip. Only trust quality tools that are made right; and made right here in the USA. Every ultra precision arbor sold by The Tool Company is made by Sierra American Multi Systems. We trust Sierra American because we know it is the best. We compared. These arbors are
Made in the USA
Come with a 5 year warranty
Available in 6 standard sizes and 2 sets.
You deserve the best. Order your ultra precision arbor today.