View Full Version : slitting saw feed rate ?

08-17-2001, 09:05 AM
The charts seem to indicate the optimal feed rate, which is close to the max feed rate. It is all based on production and getting the most out of your cutting tool before it wears out or gets too dull to cut. I always started by hand feeding slowly and increasing the feed rate until it started to show signs of overloading (you will know it by the feel long before you reach it). Then set your power feed just a little slower. You should not have any trouble if you ease into it and pay attention to the feel and how it sounds.



Buzzer John
02-24-2006, 07:46 PM
I am making a slitting saw arbor and am puzzled by the chart for feed rate. I have a 2.5 in. dia by about .06 tk. saw with 60 teeth. Using a chart from Mach. Hbk. I calculate the RPM to be 100 to 125. The problem is the feed rate. The chart says feed .002 per tooth. That would give about 1/8 in per rev., or over 10 in. per min. That seems way to fast. What am I missing?
Thanks for any help. John

02-24-2006, 07:53 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Buzzer John:
What am I missing?
Thanks for any help. John</font>
Throw out the handbook and use your eyes and ears to judge the feedrate.