|Tip (Point Styles)
||Available in drill point,
radical fish-point, shallow fish-tail, "V" point, and
"Y" point. See related article.
||PreciseBits tools are available in 2,3, and 4 flute
styles. In general, the greater flute volume of two flute designs
make them preferable in applications that demand aggressive debris
removal . Three flutes bits offer greater
stiffness and freedom from resonant chatter at the cost of reduced flute volume and poor performance cutting materials that tend to "fluff up" when cut.. The length of the fluted portion of the tool is often referred to as the cutting length, Effective Flute Length (EFL) or Depth Of Cut (DOC). Since both "cutting length" and "Efective Flute Length" are subject to various interpretations between manufacturers, we use the less ambiguous "Depth OF Cut" or DOC in all of our product specifications.
||Non-cutting portion of the flute
that allows for additional bit plunging.
||Tapered section between the shank and the
||Plastic collars pressed onto the shank that
are used to precisely set the depth
of cut. Often used in systems with automatic tool changers.
||The length of the tool that inserts into
the chuck or collet. 0.125", 0.250" and 0.375" dia. shank
tools are currently available.
||Makes bit loading easier and reduces collet