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Walter Increases Strength and Teeth of Xtra-Tec XT M5130

Walter has revised its Xtra-Tec XT M5130 shoulder milling cutter, increasing its productivity with more teeth, an enhanced clearance angle and a new insert-mounting position.

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A press image of Walter's revised Xtra-tec XT M5130 shoulder milling cutter

Walter has revised its Xtra-tec XT M5130 shoulder milling cutter, increasing its productivity with strength-enhancing features, a new mounting position for inserts, a 7-degree clearance angle and 17% more teeth.

The M5130 handles a wide array of machining operations including face, shoulder, ramping and pocket milling, as well as circular interpolation operations. Walter recommends it for machining steel, stainless steel, cast iron, non-ferrous material and materials with difficult cutting properties.

This wide range of applications results in lower tooling and administrative costs, and its 90-degree approach angle reduces the need for finishing operations.

Walter’s M5130 features two pitches for different applications, and a stable cross-section due to the modified installation position for indexable inserts. The cutter is available in diameters between 0.5 and 6.0 in. (10-160 mm), and four geometries: F55, for increased stability; G55, for medium machining conditions; K55, for light cutting; and M85, for aluminum machining, low cutting forces and sharp cutting edges.

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