But no matter how you operate your turning tools or machines, you can not avoid choosing suitable blades for your materials. We used to use high-speed steel blades to make our blades. But now we have better materials— tungsten carbide. Tungsten carbide wood turning tools can be used for both wood and metal processing. It can be loaded on your hand tools, and can also be mounted on CNC machines. With high-temperature resistance and high hardness, carbide blades have longer service life than HSS blades. Although it is a little bit expensive, considering tools’ life, it actually cuts costs.
Users shall choose the cutting speed according to the material to be machined, hardness, cutting state, material type, feed, cutting depth, etc. The selection of the most suitable processing condition is based on these factors. However, in practice, the choice of tool life is related to many factors such as tool wear, size change, surface quality, cutting noise, machining heat, etc. So when you are choosing processing conditions, you need to consider the actual situation.