I'm new to this forum and thought I would say hi before posting comments or suggestions on any threads. The internet can be a shady and anonymous place so in the interest of full disclosure I thought I would let you know a little about myself.
Although not a machinist, I've spent the last 15 years as a cutting tool rep for the likes of RTW, Hanita, Kennametal, Widia, and several others. I also did application support for several toolholding companies such as Royal Products, Parlec, and Rego-fix.
I'm sort of like the Snap-On guy: Not a mechanic but knows the tools and how they are used very well.
My main hobby is cutting tools. I'm fascinated by substrates, geometries, chip breakers and coatings. I consider myself blessed to be able to make a living at what truly interests me.
I tired of traveling several states some years ago and came home to my wife and beautiful 6 year old girl to start a small consulting/cutting tool business.
Life is good.
I'm here to be a positive contributor. If I can be of any assistance to you please don't hesitate to contact me, my email address is in my profile.