Figure 9-23.--Grinding the flat. A. Flat not ground to center.
Figure 9-21.--Position of diamond for truing a grinding wheel.
B. Flat ground to center.
Figure 9-22.--Grinding a conical point. A. Cutter angle. B. Rough
and finished conical shape.
speed cutters. Refer to your machine manufacturer's
manual for information on the operation of your grinder
and the angles for carbide cutters.
Figure 9-24.--First operation in grinding clearance.
Grinding Single-Flute Cutters
Before you begin grinding, true up the grinding
wheel with the diamond tool supplied with the grinder.
Insert the diamond and set the toolhead at
approximately the same relation to the wheel, as shown
of the wheel by rocking the toolhead in much the same
manner as you do when grinding a cutter. Your
maximum cut should be 0.001 to 0.002 inch. If the
diamond fails to cut freely, turn it slightly in the
toolhead to present an unused portion of the diamond
to the wheel.
ROUGH AND FINISH GRINDING A
CONICAL POINT.--Set the grinder toolhead to the
angle usually varies from 30° to 45° depending on the
work desired. Use a 30° angle for most sunken letter or
into the wheel and rotate it at the same time to grind off
design engraving on metal or bakelite plates. Now place
the flats and produce a smooth cone. The finished cone
the cutter in the toolhead and rough grind it to
should look like the finished conical shape in figure
approximate size by swinging it across the wheel's face.
9-22, view B, smooth and entirely free of wheel marks.
Do not rotate the cutter while it is in contact with the
GRINDING THE FLAT TO CENTER.--The
face of the wheel, but swing it straight across, turning it
next operation is to grind the flat to center. For very
slightly BEFORE or AFTER it makes contact with the
small, delicate work it is absolutely essential to grind
wheel. This will produce a series of flats, as in the rough
this flat EXACTLY to center. If the flat is oversize, you