A Brief Chat about Carbide Tooling


Comments • 832

  • Black Devil
    Black Devil  1 weeks back

    I love breathing carbide end mill dust while grinding away broken tools. It helps the cancer spread evenly. Cheers!

    • Donald Hausmann
      Donald Hausmann  2 weeks back

      Focus is off.

      • phục êwê
        phục êwê  2 weeks back

        If you know someone that drives a snowplow for a living, ask them to score you some of the used carbide blades.

        • ddd228/Dave in Seattle.

          "Turning raw materials into scrap metal"..
          I don't own a lathe and I'm liking this video.
          Such a good teacher. Thank you in 2020,Tony.

          • Harpreet Singh
            Harpreet Singh  2 weeks back

            Can you please guide me which carbide should I use in thread whirling technology ?

            • BillyBob Sowbreath
              BillyBob Sowbreath  3 weeks back

              Been brazing my own for years... works great!

              • Besh Kodiak
                Besh Kodiak  3 weeks back

                Had to set a timer to wake me when you got to inserts

                • Burnningsoul
                  Burnningsoul  3 weeks back

                  lol I started in a job shop that there were only HSS bits out in the shop. There were a couple special jobs where the boss would bring out the coveted brazed carbide tool. (oooooh). One job where he would bring out a carbide reamer....aaaaaaahhh. Next job, next shop, 5 years later all the shop had was carbide and inserts (R&D shop).

                  • Peter Fitzpatrick
                    Peter Fitzpatrick  4 weeks back

                    Another killer for carbides is chatter or vibrations from less than optimum rigidity.... 🤔

                    • XtreeM FaiL
                      XtreeM FaiL  4 weeks back

                      Peter Fitzpatrick That will ruin your part too.

                  • eric802
                    eric802  4 weeks back

                    Having just ordered my first set of carbide-insert cutting tools (the cheap ones off Ebay) for my new mini-lathe, this video was exactly what I needed to understand what I'm getting into. When I worked at a machine shop back in the 80's, we had HSS and brazed carbide - no inserts for us. As a hobbyist who doesn't have a grinder yet, the inserts are a great option to have.

                    • Robert Dickerson
                      Robert Dickerson  1 months back

                      Word on the street is the minimum depth of cut to break chips corresponds to the nose radius of the insert. Bury the radius . And over the last 15 years or so of doing this profile turning inserts have become my favorite. Like a vnmg with a .008 nose radius. One tool for rough and finish turing. Like all the benefit of a dcmt but with 4 cutting edges instead of 2.

                      • kahvac
                        kahvac  1 months back

                        This Old Tony siting @4:10......

                        • Fred Genius
                          Fred Genius  1 months back

                          Mini-lathe, CCMT works good for me. I also have internal and external threading inserts, and a square insert I use for chamfers. Yes, carbide likes to be pushed hard, and that isn't easy on a small lathe. But for ease of use, carbide wins every time.

                          I do use HSS for some applications, like when really low tool pressure is desirable, for example small brass parts, you can get a really sharp cutting edge on HSS with little effort.

                          I even use CCMT inserts in my fly cutter, spent ages trying to grind a HSS tool without much success, but a CCMT060402 in a cheap left-hand lathe tool holder works really well - I just have to remember to run the spindle in reverse...

                          • MENTION TV
                            MENTION TV  1 months back

                            Very good jobs

                            • snaprollinpitts
                              snaprollinpitts  1 months back

                              honestly how long did it take to setup that ch ch ch carbide bid, doesn't matter, still loved it!!! thanks Tony!!!

                              • Shawn Goldsberry
                                Shawn Goldsberry  2 months back

                                Make the perfect purple popcorn.

                                • Jonathan Matear
                                  Jonathan Matear  2 months back

                                  We are a tool and die shop producing stamping tools and forming dies I came across
                                  Nicely balanced tool holders.
                                  We have a CAT 50 spindle and these are good inserts.
                                  We have some kennametal holders. We are hoping to invest in indexable endmills.

                                  • Balonkers
                                    Balonkers  2 months back

                                    protip: most insert comes in a box that says recommended speeds and feeds. SECO, Sandvik and iscar does it best imo. if im not misstaken that insert you used should have around 440 rev/min and 0,44 feedrate.

                                    • Joe's Fab Lab
                                      Joe's Fab Lab  2 months back

                                      Great video Tony, here is what I use for softer metals up to mild steel, They can be sharpened on an oil stone without loosing geometry, HSS Inserts https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=LKGkkGFsF50&feature=emb_logo

                                      • Steve Arehart
                                        Steve Arehart  2 months back

                                        Thank you for explaining inserts so well!

                                        • Calliass44
                                          Calliass44  2 months back

                                          this makes me feel like an animal at work i often end up winging it taking like 2-4mm cuts (diametrically) running silly speeds those trigonal ones ive done a 6mm cut at a 0.35 feed rate before on steel en1a

                                          • Tim Barlow
                                            Tim Barlow  2 months back

                                            As always a fantastic video. you are a spectacular teacher, I have learned so much from your videos.
                                            Your number one fan

                                            • Martin
                                              Martin  2 months back

                                              Love to know your day job? Pilot? Engineer? NASA?

                                              • Nigel Cutting
                                                Nigel Cutting  3 months back

                                                How u making out with that cnc milling machine I just purchased 1 that's got issues and need parts not to sure watt to do with it maybe just keep the stepper motors on the xyz and make it switchable feeds watt u think thks

                                                • Sicktrickintuner
                                                  Sicktrickintuner  3 months back

                                                  Definitely don’t feed carbide after midnight

                                                  • Gregg
                                                    Gregg  3 months back

                                                    I worked with a lot of Rex alloy, and stellite 6. Running between 55 to 60 Rockwell. Carbide was, and is still King 😆.

                                                    • Jakub Komorowski-Marcjan
                                                      Jakub Komorowski-Marcjan  3 months back

                                                      Wtf is a 'thou'

                                                      • Mike Oxbig
                                                        Mike Oxbig  3 months back

                                                        I love this show and sometimes, this old Tony.

                                                        • James Barisitz
                                                          James Barisitz  3 months back

                                                          Ch Ch Ch carbide pet. That friggin' ad theme still creeps in my noggin occasionally. I laugh it off and change my dosage.

                                                          • Bogar maquinados
                                                            Bogar maquinados  3 months back

                                                            Can I cut steel 1018 or 1045 if I have inserts suited for cast iron and non ferrous metals?. The model of carbide inserts that I have are KYOCERA ZCNT12T306 and in the box has circled letter "red K"and "green N"

                                                            • Blutadler
                                                              Blutadler  3 months back

                                                              Im in my vocational training as a Mechatronic right now here in germany and before it started, and i watched your videos like 2 years bevore it started. Now im just sitting at home watching those Videos in my freetime, realising how much i love metalwork 😁💕😊😊

                                                              • Idkhowtonamemyself
                                                                Idkhowtonamemyself  4 months back

                                                                10:07 bruh

                                                                • Radoslav Ivanov
                                                                  Radoslav Ivanov  4 months back

                                                                  Great sense of humor every time 🙃

                                                                  • Michael Kepler
                                                                    Michael Kepler  4 months back

                                                                    at 2:56 an angle grinder with a very special chocolate cookie grinding wheel LOL

                                                                    • Rhodes J
                                                                      Rhodes J  5 months back

                                                                      I'm an aerospace R&D turn crank by trade that works short run and prototype for a mom and pop job shop... and I must say everytime I watch a TOT video, whether I've seen it before or not, by the end I always want to kick on the power to the garage and make something I don't need for something I don't have! When a "hobby" machinist can rekindle the joy of machining in someone that's saying something!
                                                                      Tony, like most of the comments affirm I too, tend to stop what ever I'm doing when a new video hits (usually at work), develop an emergency blader issue, and bail out of sight for twenty or so minutes. I personally enjoy your longer videos. Keep it up man.. tho old, crotchety kats like me that are out there need you to remind us why we chose this method of meditation I the first place!!

                                                                      • Stupidspencer
                                                                        Stupidspencer  5 months back

                                                                        10000 RPM for watchmaking sized carbide tools? How about 70000. When you work with really tiny tools on a regular basis, 10000 rpm starts to sound really slow. For instance, using a 1/16" carbide endmill to cut aluminum at 1200 SFM, you need to spin that sucker at 73339 rpm. Like Tony said, in manufacturing its all about removing material as quick as physically possible, and if you aren't doing that, you're fired. So to get that kind of rpm, you need an air spindle. They have very little torque, but at that speed, they have enough horsepower to do the job at the max SFM with those tiny tools. I have even used an air spindle that ran at 300,000 rpm! That was for cylindrical grinding a .019" hole in zirconia with a .011" diamond bonded carbide tool. Needless to say, those tools had to be balanced and indicated on center perfectly. And yes, it was a pain in the arse.

                                                                        • SKHILLLZZzz
                                                                          SKHILLLZZzz  5 months back

                                                                          When tony says brief you can expect at least 30 minutes

                                                                          • Brents Barn
                                                                            Brents Barn  5 months back

                                                                            Top notch informative video. Well done!

                                                                            • Mike Curtin
                                                                              Mike Curtin  5 months back

                                                                              I'm not sure, but I remember having to quarter-turn tighten the eccentric screw in the center of the wnmg-style inserts before you tighten down the clamping screw. Thanks much for lots of good information. Thumbs up to crush a troll, even before watching the video.

                                                                              • Dik Hed
                                                                                Dik Hed  5 months back

                                                                                I love the plot of this movie, the lines are superb and the acting is Academy Award!

                                                                                • African Electron
                                                                                  African Electron  5 months back

                                                                                  Mehhh ceramic inserts are where it's at in the home shop....just don't drop, look at, think about, breath, allow people who were born on Tuesday and those who speak loudly around the building where the inserts will be used for at least 3 months before the delivery date. These steps will ensure only 90% of inserts shatter before touching metal.

                                                                                  • Robert Boulware
                                                                                    Robert Boulware  5 months back

                                                                                    Newbie here. Carpenter by trade and just got a mini lathe from harbor freight. After seeing other videos I may have bought the wrong one. Looking on Craig's list now at craftsman metal lathe but they are small as well.. thank you for the videos they are very well made and I've learned a lot from them keep it up my brother! 😇

                                                                                    • John Deere 4230
                                                                                      John Deere 4230  5 months back

                                                                                      I like the gag of your wife's cookies as cut off wheeles😂😂 genius

                                                                                      • Roger Froud
                                                                                        Roger Froud  5 months back

                                                                                        I'd disagree with the statement that 'Carbide wants to go fast'. This is opinion dressed up as fact. You can go as fast or slow as you want, and most of the time I don't run it any faster than I would a HSS tool.

                                                                                        • SHAUN LEIGHTON
                                                                                          SHAUN LEIGHTON  5 months back


                                                                                          • MadMikeMakes
                                                                                            MadMikeMakes  5 months back

                                                                                            Thanks for another fantastic video Tony, although I must say that I may have to take a break from watching your videos. The chocolate chip cookie in the grinder nearly killed me.

                                                                                            • bigrockets
                                                                                              bigrockets  5 months back

                                                                                              another very informative video, thank you!

                                                                                              • Jay Dee
                                                                                                Jay Dee  5 months back

                                                                                                Carbide is KING!.... My re-saw bandsaw, joiner, planer, over arm router .. All running carbide. Even if HSS is "sharper" by (guessing) 10%, it looses that 10% real quick & slowly gets duller. Carbide starts at that 90% & stays there for a long long long,,,, time.