Dovetail cutters are used in a broad range of applications and can have numerous variations of taper angle, top and bottom diameter.
They are typically used to produce dovetail O-ring grooves in fluid and pressure components as well as industrial slides.
The trapezoidal ‘dove tail’ shape makes it important to understand the correct selection of cutting data in order to realise optimum results. The larger end diameter is used to calculate the speed while the smaller neck diameter is used when calculating the feed.
The most common cutters have 45° or 60° angles but we regularly produce tools with anything from 10° to 120° and with wide variations of corner radius.
We will work with you to achieve the optimum geometry, number of teeth and any coating to give you a smooth cutting and efficient tool.