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Tungsten Carbide: Structured Carbide: Helpful Tips:
- Carbide is the hardest material next to diamonds and will outlast high speed steel cutters.
- Use for shaping, smoothing and material removal on hardened steel, stainless steel, cast iron, nonferrous metals, fired ceramics, plastics, hard woods and other hard materials.
- Do not use these for drilling holes or for enlarging holes that are less than twice the diameter of the cutter. The tungsten carbide surface can easily catch the side of a hole and break the bit.
- Sharp, fast cutting teeth for greater material removal.
- Use on fiberglass, wood, plastic, epoxy, rubber, laminates, particle board, soft metals, ceramic tile.
- For more stablility, insert the accessory bit all the way into the tool and then back it out slightly before tightening down the collet nut or keyless chuck.
- Use higher speeds for hard woods, slower speeds for metals and very slow speeds for plastics (to avoid melting at contact point).
- Use the sides of the cutter for effective cutting. The tip cuts poorly and can break under pressure.
- If chattering occurs, increase speed.