Side cutting edge angle(Lead angle)

Side cutting edge angle(Lead angle)

The side cutting edge angle reduces impact load and effects the amount of feed force, back force and chip thickness.

Effects of Side Cutting Edge Angle (Lead Angle)

1. At the same feed rate, increasing the side cutting edge angle increases the chip contact length and decreases chip thickness. As a result, the cutting force is dispersed on a longer cutting edge and tool life is prolonged. (Refer to the chart.)

2. Increasing the side cutting edge angle increases force a'. Thus, thin, long workpieces suffer from bending in some cases.

3. Increasing the side cutting edge angle decreases chip control.

4. Increasing the side cutting edge angle decreases the chip thickness and increases chip width. Thus, breaking chips is difficult.

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