MTS Chipbreaker Drills
This outstanding development increases drill cutting efficiency by means of greatly improved chip control. A chipbreaker rib is positioned along the length of the flutes, which curls and breaks long chip forming material into small manageable chips for easier evacuation. There is no clogging of chips in the flutes, as small chips flow freely along the flutes. The chipbreaker drill thus cuts more freely than standard drills.
The small chips also permit coolant to flow more freely to the drill point, giving improved heat dissipation and drilling performance. As the chipbreaker rib extends down the entire flute length, the chipbreaker form and effect is retained even after conventional sharpening. The chipbreaker rib gives added rigidity, markedly increasing the number of holes per re-grind, even where chip control is not considered important.
Chipbreaker Coolant Feed Drills
The benefits of providing coolant internally directly to the drill cutting edge include higher cutting speeds (reduced times by up to 75%), higher feed rates, longer tool life (3 to 10 times), and less frequent resharpening. In addition they provide a superior finish.
The coolant assists in clearing chips from the drill point and it’s pressure forces the swarf along the flutes of the drill facilitating drilling to greater depths without repeated withdrawal to clear swarf.
Coolant tubes or holes are located away from the drill web, thus not affecting web strength. Both variants connect to all coolant systems.
Coolant can be provided by the normal coolant pump supplied with most machines using soluble oil. However, we recommend using a mist coolant at a pressure of 550 to 800 kPa (80 to 120psi). This method is clean and efficient, eliminating the problem of collecting, filtering and re-using the coolant.
Somta offers a range of Morse Taper Shank Chipbreaker Drills, with variations in point angle, HSS grade and coolant feed options.
Coolant Feed Styles
Oil Tube Chipbreaker
Coolant is fed through shank cross holes into oil tubes which are inserted into a groove which runs down the length of the flutes. Oil is fed from the tubes at the outer edge of the point diameter directly onto the workpiece, cooling the workpiece and stimulating small chip evacuation. Because the chipbreaker rib breaks up long stringy chips into small pieces there is no chance of chips snagging and removing the coolant tube.
High Speed Steel Material Grades
Most chipbreaker drills are manufactured from standard HSS material. HSS chipbreakers have a black oxide steam tempered finish.
We also offer HSS-Co5 to extend product life even further due to the superiority of HSS-Co5 over HSS. All HSS-Co5 chipbreakers are finished with Gold Oxide surface treatment to differentiate from the HSS steam tempered finish.
Chipbreaker Product Codes & Features
|Product Code||Coolant Feed Option||Material||Point Style||Flute Form|
|2A2||Oil Tube||HSS||130° standard||Chipbreaker|
|2A6*||Oil Tube||HSS-Co5||130° standard||Chipbreaker|
|2A7||Oil Tube||HSS-Co5||170° brad||Chipbreaker|
* Non Standard Product