PCD Slat Wall/T-Slot Cutter

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Expanding our extensive line up of PCD (polycrystalline diamond) tooling,  our PCD router bits specifically designed for T-Slot/Slat Wall production can be made to customer specifications to accommodate specific extrusion inserts.  The PCD cutting edges include 2-flute on the large diameter and a single flute in the neck.  Generally, the PCD bits are not re-sharpened because they lose dimension accuracy once sharpened.

If you’re currently utilizing carbide tipped slat wall tooling and you have a larger volume of slat wall to produce, changing to a PCD tool will save you a lot on tooling cost! We offer exceptional quality and reliability with competitive pricing, please contact us for more information. 

DIASTART- Feed Faster with this Disposable PCD Router Bit

Diastart PCD 2-Flute Router Bit

Diastart PCD 2-Flute Router Bit

Adding to our impressive line of standard ½” diameter PCD (polycrystalline diamond) router bits, we are excited to introduce the 6814 Series DIASTART Two-Flute PCD Router Bit. The DIASTART is an affordable, two-flute router bit which facilitates faster feed rates compared to the conventional 1+1 disposable diamond bit.  The 6814 Series is designed for nested applications on CNC routers and features a short upcut.  If the price of PCD tooling has deterred your shop from trying it, or the feed rate limitations of disposable PCD bits has been a drawback in the past, now is the time to see what all the fuss is about!

This compression style router bit is the ideal cutter for grooving and jointing particle board, veneered wood or laminated MDF up to 1” thick. The DIASTART provides an excellent finish quality and improved feed speeds at an affordable price. 

When compared to solid carbide, PCD tooling can reduce your tooling inventory and costs while improving production efficiencies.  The DIASTART offers extended run time and a rigid tool body construction that provides excellent finish results!  Interested in more information? We have these in stock so give us a call at 1-800-544-8436 or contact us now!

High Shear PCD (Diamond) Router Bit Provides Excellent Finish

GUHDO introduces Z-Mill, a new, high shear PCD (polycrystalline diamond) router bit for high feed speeds and excellent finish quality when cutting wood or composite materials. This tool is supplied with a steel body and depending on the cutting diameter, is offered with either 2 or 3 cutting wings. The unique aspect of this high performance router bit is the 20 degree position of the cutting tips. The high shear angle provides an excellent finish and the durability of the diamond will lead to cost savings when compared to solid carbide over the tool life. GUHDO PCD tooling is great for cutting a wide variety of materials including MDF, chipboard, highly abrasive laminated materials, composites and hard/soft woods. The high shear angle offers the benefit of reduced cutting pressure and promises improved results, especially when exiting the material which many times leads to “blow out” . The performance of this tool in terms of speed and finish quality is truly unmatched.  Contact us for more information on how PCD can improve your tooling budget.

high shear Diamond Router Bit

High Shear PCD (Diamond) Router Bit

Diamond vs. Carbide Tooling Cost Comparison

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Diamond Router Bits

It is well-known that Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) tooling delivers high performances in cutting applications while also significantly while reducing a company’s overall tooling costs.  Under the right conditions and with the proper maintenance, great cost savings can be achieved. The first tool life can yield savings of up to 30 -50% in comparison to carbide tools or inserts. And subsequent sharpenings will further increase the savings when compared to a carbide tool or insert.

Solid Carbide Compression Router Bit in HSK 63 F Tool Holder

Solid Carbide Compression Router Bit in HSK 63 F Tool Holder

To illustrate the cost savings we have created the example cost comparison below:

The Formula: 

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The Data:

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The Example Cost Comparison (per Linear Foot Machined):

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The calculation quite accurately illustrates, that although at first look Diamond tools seem to be a costly investment, it is an investment that pays off rather quickly and costs only a fifth of what equivalent Carbide tools would cost.

It may not be necessary to buy Diamond Tools for everyone and every company, but especially those who need their tools to last as long as possible and would like to get as much use out of them as possible, will find that investing in diamond tools is more than cost-effective.  The best applications for diamond tools are those machining  abrasive materials and doing high volume of the same cut. We are now offering select tooling online.