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Grooving Tool Stably Performs Radial, Axial Grooving Operations

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Walter USA’s Walter Cut G1511-P grooving tool with precision coolant supply is available in 1.0" shank sizes and is designed to provide increased tool life and productivity. The tool is suitable for universal use, performing grooving, parting off, recessing and face grooving with GX insert cutting widths ranging from 0.024" to 0.250" (0.6 to 6.35 mm). It can perform radial and axial grooving operations without loss of stability, the company says. For short-run production, the tool is said to reduce cycle time through higher cutting values and fewer toolholder changes.

The tool delivers a cutting depth ranging to 0.16" (4 mm) and 0.24" (6 mm), using GX16- and GX24-series inserts, respectively. After the first groove is cut, it can be widened in either direction without limitation. The new grooving tool features precision coolant delivered directly to the cutting zone starting from a coolant pressure as low as 145 psi. It employs a G1/8" internal coolant connection and direct-coolant transfer (M6 interface) when using A2120/A2121 adaptors.

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