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.

 

Proper Use of Drill Bits on CNC Machining Centers

DSC_0019Using solid carbide drill bits in a standard collet on a CNC router often leads to vibrations causing a poor finish and tool breakage which can get expensive if you are drilling hard wood or composite materials (as a note – PCD diamond tipped drill bits are recommended for composites). When compared to spiral router bits, drill bits are run at a slower RPM generally and while breakage might be tolerated if you only drilling the occasional hole, it can become a problem with production runs of greater volume.  The reasons for this problem are two-fold:

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1)      Your using a 10mm shank bit (w/flat on shank):   Most metric drill bits have a 10mm shank with a flat area machined onto the shank (for set screw tightening).  When inserted into a 10mm collet this flat spot prevents the collet from concentrically gripping the shank all around. (see image).

Guhdo toolholder drill bit shank HSK collet

HSK 63 F Toolholder with collet and drill bit with flat spot. The collet does not grip the shank all around.

The solution: a small drill adapter (6381) that goes between the collet and the drill bit fills this space and allows the collet to concentrically grip the shank.  This adapter has a 10mm cylindrical shank (no flat) to go, which accepts the 10mm shank w/flat drill bit, tightened with a set screw as is standard on boring machines.

HSK 63 F Toolholder with standard collet and small drill bit adapter Guhdo

HSK 63 F Toolholder with standard collet and small drill bit adapter

2)      Using cylindrical shank bits (no flat on shank): Many in-between or uncommon sizes of cylindrical shank drill bits don’t fit snugly into the closest collet size available and therefore slip or chatter during the drilling process.

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The solution:  a Universal drill adapter (6380) which comes in two diameter ranges, infinitely adjustable within the specified range.  (accepts 1-13mm diameter drills, or 3-16mm diameter) and is available in HSK63 F, ISO/SK30 and SK40 version.  The 6380 Universal Drill Adapter has high-clamping power and accuracy, is Made in Germany, and can be run either clockwise or counter-clockwise.

For more information check out The Drill on Drill Bits or visit our website at guhdo.com!

New for IWF 2014! (International Woodworking Fair)

Hotlanta has some excitement in store for you when you come to town for the next IWF in August 2014 (Georgia World Congress Center). Yes, we know it is hot and muggy this time of the year but a ride on the Skyview Ferris wheel in climate controlled compartments will be a real treat and from above, Atlanta is an especially “cool” place. You will be able to see the 1,686 ft high monolith, Stone Mountain, from the top of the 15 minute ride and enjoy a spectacular view of this vibrant southern hub. It might not quite measure up to the “London Eye”, but don’t underestimate this city. It’s aiming to be the “New York” of the South in the years to come!

Skyview will be open for rides just a stone’s throw from the convention center at Centennial Olympic Park. For those of us who have been around long enough to remember the debut of the International Woodworking Fair at GWCC in 1982 we can honestly say, Atlanta, you’ve come a long way, baby!
For more information about the Ferris Wheel click hereskyview
For more information about GUHDO Tooling visit our website!

PCD Diamond Router Bit Designs

These PCD diamond router bits were recently featured in an article about Tooling Technology for Woodworking on woodworkingnetwork.com as one of the greatest ways to reduce tooling costs in the right situation. PCD tools are great for situations where the material being cut is consistent lacking metals or impurities that might chip the bit.

68116811- Our disposable style single flute diamond compression bit (Z1=1) is designed to be used in slower feed rate applications (to 18ft/min) with a cut length of 1″. While this tool is considered a disposable bit it can be sharpened one time greatly increasing the cost savings over solid carbide when comparing the costs.

6812 –  Our 2-flute diamond bit features a solid carbide tool body and a short upcut, suitable for nesting cuts. The cutting edges shear toward the center of the material in an up/down angle, to provide a very clean cut on laminated materials. This bit can be sharpened approximately 4 times when used under normal wear conditions and can be run with a feed rate of up to 650ipm.

6818 – Our 3-flute diamond bit features a solid carbide tool body and a short upcut and like our 2 flute it’s suitable for nesting cuts.  The cutting edges shear toward the center of the material in an up/down angle, to provide a very clean cut on laminated materials. This bit can be sharpened approximately 4 times when used under normal wear conditions and can be run with a feed rate of up to 900ipm. The biggest difference between the 2-flute and 3-flute is the feed rate which can be used.

1/2 inch tooling router bit guhdo PCD diamond

For more information visit our website at www.guhdo.com