Frequently Asked Question

1. How important is tool maintenance? Is it worth it?

The satisfactory and regular performance of carbide-tipped tools used in the wood-working and plastic-working industry for a variety of materials, largely depends upon their correct care and maintenance. Proper up keep is to the benefit not only of the cutting ability of circular saw blades and cutters but also of the service life of the tool in general. Expert repair work is of the essence for the overall economy of a tool, particularly since tooling technology is under constant advancement. The user of woodworking tools should be familiar with the basic rules of tool sharpening to enable him to put his tools to optimum use and to evaluate the quality of regrinding work. For the proper maintenance and repair of carbide-tipped precision tools, either the manufacturer or his authorized service centres are the people to be contacted. Tungsten Carbide and Poly-Crystalline Diamond tooling technology and sharpening techniques are inseparable factors. Even if the expense for resharpening at the tool manufacturers works sometimes appears to be a bit on the high side, it is not merely the sum shown in the grinding work bill that is essential to the user's success. Perfect operation and satisfied customers due to the use of perfectly sharpened tools - not always being measurable infigures - frequently rate very much higher than a moderate price discount which will in terms of real plant economy, be swallowed up in the complexity of things to be considered.

2. Which Leuco tool can be used in the fast and timely manufacturing of individual profiles?

Leuco super profilers is your solution. It consists of a body with clamping wedges for attachment of custom profiled carbide, profile knives and support plates in various profile variations.
Different shapes and dimensions of the body allow the use on:
- Table saws
- Molders
- Double-end tenoners
- CNC routers

3. What information does Leuco need to recommend suitable tools for your woodworking machine requirements?

a) Kind of Feed Motion - Manual / Mechanical
b) Specification
- Tool Diameter (D) x Width of Cut (B) x Bore Diameter (d)
- Number of Teeth
- Knives
- Direction of Rotation
- RPM (tool spinning speed)
- Feed Rate
- Keyway Size
- Tips Material: High-Speed Steel (HSS), Tungsten Carbide (TC) or DIA (PCD)
- Wood Material: Soft wood, hard wood, exotic wood, plywood panels, coreboard, blockboard, laminated wood.
- Machine brand and model

4. How to find out tools dimension?

Most of the tools dimension is stated at the tool. If no dimension is stated, you can measure manually by using measuring tools such as a caliper or even a ruler. You can refer to this for reference.

5. What is LEUCODIA and what are the advantages?

LEUCODIA is PCD made by leading manufacturers with different grain size for different applications. PCD (Polycristalline Diamond) is an extremely hard cutting material that is very resistant to wear. The advantages of LEUCODIA are :-
i) High performance cutting,
ii) Extreme cost efficiency,
iii) Very much longer tool life,
iv) Reduced machine downtime.

6. What is Feed Motion and Mechanical Feed Motion?

Feed motion is the application or feeding of the work towards the cutting tool without the use of mechanical clamping and feeding facilities, such as cutting along the fence without a feed control unit, freehand spindle work, etc. Mechanical feed motion is the application or feeding of the work towards the cutting tool by means of motorized clamping and feeding equipment, such as the work in a double-end tenoner, four-sided machine, etc. In addition to tools for hand and partially mechanical feeding, other tools are also admitted for mechanical feed motion.