New Start Up CNC Tooling Package

Need to tool up a new CNC machine?  

GDP|GUHDO has introduced a special priced CNC tooling starter package which provides a substantial savings on highest quality tooling.  This kit includes 8 HSK tool holders (choice of style based on collet style preferred (SYOZ, ER40 or ER32) and  corresponding 8 collets (choice of sizes).  In addition, the customer can select 14 solid carbide bits (4 downcut and 10 compression styles) and 10 drill bits based on sizes needed.  This package also includes a tool setup fixture, torque wrench with collet key and a spoil board cutter, which comes mounted on an heat shrink tool holder.  Finally, a box of replacement insert knives for the spoil board cutter are also included.

After receiving feedback from our customers regarding a desire for flexibility to get what is actually needed in a starter package, we customized this tooling package to allow the customer to choose which bits are needed.

This package is available at a special  price of $3499.00.

For more information, contact [email protected] or call us at 800-544-8436

8 x  HSK-F 63 Precision Tool Holders

(Made in Germany) supplied with ball bearing collet nuts (superior quality to static collet nuts).  Choice between ER32, ER40 or RDO 35/SYOZ25   collet style.

8  Collets

 Choice of collet style and size.
RDO 35 (SYOZ25), ER40 or ER32 style.

Spoilboard /  Surfacing Cutter on HSK Heat Shrink Chuck

The spoil board cutter is supplied mounted on an
HSK-F63 heat shrink tool holder.  Includes one box of replacement inserts.

Tool Setup Fixture  A tool setup fixture is essential for accurate tool setup and proper tool tightening.  It can be mounted to work bench or table.
Torque Wrench and Collet Key A torque wrench and a collet key which corresponds to the collet style being used.
Down-cut Spiral Bits (4) : Choice of 4 down-cut spiral bits  (any size 1/2″ or smaller)
Compression Spiral Bits (10) :

Choice of 10 compression style bits (any size 1/2″ or smaller), any carbide grade (for wood, composites or melamine) and chipbreaker style option if machining plywood.

TCT Drill Bits (10):     Choice of 10 drill bits of any standard diameter x 70mm overall length and choice of brad point, thru hole style or hinge boring bit.

 

Precision CNC Tool Holder Options

HSK Collet Chuck, Collet and Router Bit

HSK Collet Chuck, Collet and Router Bit

Standard HSK collet chucks are currently the most common in use in the woodworking industry. They are relatively inexpensive, and highly flexible due to the wide range of collet sizes that are available and easy to interchange.   While HSK style collet chucks are a good choice for most applications, the multiple parts involved in tool clamping (holder, collet and nut). this style chuck does not provide the tightest possible tolerances or clamping pressure. This is one of the shortcomings that has made thermal heat-shrink tool holders popular. 

Thermal (Heat Shrink) Collet Chuck

Thermal (Heat Shrink) Collet Chuck

Heat-shrink tool chucks have been gaining popularity due to the very tight tolerances (0.003mm / .00012″) and extreme clamping pressures used to hold tools in place.  They are balanced to 30.000 rpm.   These chucks offer a slim, light weight design with very high clamping power and accuracy. This choice of tool holder is ideal for use with insert tooling.  When using solid carbide or PCD (Polycrystalline Diamond) tooling, tool changes must be completed by the use of either an in-house heating element or sent out to an existing tool supplier.  Heat shrink chucks have their specific advantages, but they also have limitations.  Not all  diameters are readily available, the cost is higher than standard collet chucks and the additional cost of a heating element for in-house flexibility, without depending on a third party to remove the tool from the holder, can be considerable.

Hydro Chuck

Hydro Chuck

 Hydraulic tool holders are an often overlooked option to thermal tool holders with the same accuracy and more flexibility.  The hydraulic tool holder works by using fluid to compress an internal membrane within the tool holder. The hydraulic fluid delivers uniform pressure around the membrane allowing it to compress equally around the periphery of the cutting tool (shank) providing an even hold on the tool shank. The hydraulic fluid is activated by the use of a T-handle wrench to turn and activate a pressure screw. To release the pressure and cutting tool from the tool holder, simply turn the pressure screw counterclockwise. In addition to the quick set and release feature, here are a few additional benefits and features:

  •  Precise tool clamping tolerance of 0.00012”
  • Transmission of high torque or clamping pressure
  • Quick tool set up and removal
  • No Heating element or torque wrench required
  • Hydraulic fluid provides vibration absorbing features
  • Flexible with the availability of collet reducers
  • Increased tool performance (finish quality & tool life)

 With clamping tolerances that are comparable to heat shrink tool holders, tool changes are simple and quick. In addition, no heating element is required for tool changes. And, like standard collet tool holders, hydraulic tool holders provide the ability to use different shank tools by the use of high tolerance (collet) reducers.

The ease of use, high clamping tolerances and torque can and will benefit your bottom line by extending tool performance and improving finish output.

For additional information, please contact us!

“Unique” shaper / stacked tooling

GUHDO is well known for providing high quality tooling for CNC routers, panel saws, edge banders and other woodworking machines. The company is also well versed in producing stacked tooling systems (insert style) for the line of wood-working machines offered by Unique Machine & Tool Co.   Whether your machine has a single, double spindle or has an arbor to accommodate stacked tooling, consider allowing GUHDO to partner with on your next tooling requirements . We offers highly accurate, balanced insert tooling for cope, stick, raised panel and outside door edge profiles. Stacked tooling sets are supplied per customer specifications, including sets with a zero diameter (as shown below) allowing for incredibly quick profile changes. The tool design process provides  punctual quotations, detailed drawings for approval, and the confidence that your tooling will arrive in a timely manner, ready to make your company profitable! For more information you can contact us with a brief description and attached drawings or give us a call at 800-544-8436.

Unique Custom Tooling

Custom Tooling

The Continuing Evolution of Diamond (PCD) Cutting Tools

surface and panelAs published in Q2 2014 issue of “Surface and Panel” magazine:

The Continuing Evolution of Diamond (PCD) Cutting Tools:

In the summer of 1982, when the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) made its debut show in Atlanta, GA, the first polycrystalline diamond tools for wood/composite material were introduced in the U.S. The promise they brought ….to run up to one million feet of material without a single tool change, seemed inconceivable and no one could fathom that any cutting tool could continuously run the equivalent of 7+ marathons (over 180 miles) cutting abrasive particleboard without wearing out on the first 10 miles!

High-tech panel production equipment coupled with competition among cutting tool manufacturers has earned a handsome dividend for panel processorsgiga cutter, allowing manufacturing costs to stabilize. As diamond tooling evolves, developments include extreme axial shear angle cutters that achieve a satin smooth finish resulting from a cutting action that is closer to shaving or peeling, rather than cutting. While these cutters are ideal for peripheral cuts, they aren’t the solution for parting cuts due to the larger cutting diameter necessitated by the extreme axial shear and resulting yield inefficiencies.

Hogging/panel sizing cutters continue to advance with interesting designs that incorporate dust flow and chip extraction features along with lighter overall tool weight (to reduce injury risk during tool changes) and tooth geometries that are matched to specific application for best finish.

The continuing advancement of newer composite panel materials, whether lightweight honeycomb panels with aluminum skin, wood composite panels with highly abrasive laminate surface, fire rated MDF, carbon fiber reinforced plastics, phenolics or other PCD Hoggerspecialty materials, each seem to present their own set of unique challenges to efficiently cut, profile and optimize tool life while obtaining a quality surface finish. These challenges keep design and implementation of new cutting tool engineering ideas at the forefront and this trend will continue.

Diamond-tipped saw blades deliver great savings during the many months they run without garnering even a moment of attention until they become dull! PCD saw blades do best and perform the longest in homogeneous materials, such as solid surface material, wallboard, hardboard, cement fiber board, MDF and similar materials.

FourcutDiamond router bits have progressed as well. Chip load is the most important factor in seeing positive performance, so, the once popular disposable diamond router bit, that has definite feed speed limitations, has taken back seat to newer designs. It is important to review expectations for output, finish and performance when determining the tool specifications. The choice of single, two or three flute, straight or shear, segmented, staggered, insert or solid PCD tip, diamond grade (coarse or fine), polished or not should all play a part in the decision for best results.

Drill bitsPCD2V, both through-hole (V-Point) and dowel style, are another relative newcomer in the array of diamond tools offered. While they do not run the marathons that their hogger, saw blade and routing counterparts are known for, they still offer a stately price/performance ratio that should not be underestimated or overlooked.

To summarize, panel processors not using diamond tooling in their production, are overlooking a tremendous opportunity to improve their bottom line! Letting the initial cost of diamond tooling intimidate…is ignoring the fact that in most cases, PCD provides the lowest cost per linear foot machined!

Written by Karin Deutschler, President of GUHDO USA Inc. Karin has been selling diamond tooling since its introduction in the U.S. in 1982.

 GUHDO now offer select precision tooling online or you can also check out our full catalog here!