Video: Chipbreakers Are Not All the Same—How to Break Chips Effectively

Different chipbreakers are engineered for different parameters. Machining footage shows the difference in effectiveness between chipbreakers used in the right and the wrong applications.

Chipbreakers are a frequently misunderstood aspect of cutting tools. Many assume a chipbreaker is a chipbreaker, and that they all work the same. In fact, different chipbreaker designs are engineered for different applications. They lose their effectiveness outside the parameters for which they were intended.

I had a chance to talk about this at TechSolve, the machining consulting firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio. We filmed some machining passes there to show the difference in effectiveness between chipbreakers used in the right and the wrong applications.

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