|Forum topic by HorizontalMike||posted 10-12-2013 04:30 PM||1464 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
10-12-2013 04:30 PM
I have had my 8in G0593 for over three years now. I picked it up used locally and the original owner had “gone through” one side of the four-sided indexable Carbide cutters. I used the existing “second side” cutter surface (rotated 90 degrees CW) for ~2yr and then rotated the cutters CW to the third side (remember that these are “indexable). I took my time and and set my torque wrench accordingly.
What I found out was a bit puzzling, so I went through all 40 cutters once again, re-seating them and torquing properly. The results, while MINOR, were noticeable. I began having very slight raised lines where the cutters did not quite overlap or index correctly.
Has anyone else noted this when rotating their carbide cutters?
I suspect, but do NOT know for a fact, that the carbide cutters have worn and are no longer exactly 14mm in width.
Why else would I be getting very slight lines (plural) on my jointed surfaces?
Should I be rotating the carbide cutters more frequently? I have not seen this addressed on the forums and since these helical cutter heads have been out for some time, I would think others may have noticed this issue. Anyone else observed this?
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