Its name has shown how the lathe tool is used on. But in turning, the part that turns(rotates) is not the tool itself, but the workpiece. We load the workpiece on the machine, which is called Lathe. When workpieces rotate on a lathe, move the tool bit more or less linearly on the workpiece. We describe its moving path as helix.
We can classify woodworking lathe tools in different ways, but in this article, we mainly talk about structure. They are the Integral lathe tools, welding lathe tool, clamping lathe tools, indexable lathe tools, and molding lathe tools. They are widely used in turning, especially the indexable lathe tool.
Compared with the welding lathe tool, the indexable one has a longer service life because the indexable lathe tool avoids the high temperature caused by welding and grinding, which gives both the blade and the cutter bar long service life. Secondly, it is operated by a machine, which shortens the time of grinding and changing the knife. Besides, a series of technologies like coating and ceramics are conducive to new types of knives.