Not Your Average Off The Shelf Tool

One of the biggest advantages to a program like Big Kaiser’s modular boring system is its built in versatility.  You start with a list of tooling manufacturers and give them the application. OK, I need a Cat 50 tool to reach over 14″ into a part. Not a problem for many, although most will have to stack so many extensions that runout at the cutting edge will be a problem. Oh, by the way, we need to back bore this part to hold .0002″ concentricity. Everybody else tosses in their cards except Big Kaiser. We flip the insert holder on a standard 310 boring head and cut the part. Case closed. 

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Snap Tap – Heule Tool Brings It Home

Ran a successful Heule Tool test today in A36 steel, using a Snap Tap tool with a TiAlN coated carbide insert.

Here’s the set up: Cat 40 vertical mill, 9mm drilled hole, followed by an M10 roll form tap. The tap was “pushing” a burr on the backside of the part that could only be removed with a countersink on a drill press.

Two problems with this program: 1. Handling the part twice.

2. Pushing the burr back into the threads. The no-go gage was getting a workout.

The fix: Only Heule’s Snap Tap tool can cut a chamfer large enough to allow a tap to produce a thread and still leave an edge break. We ran a   Snap 5-9.0mm tool cutting an 11.5mm diameter chamfer at 1600 RPM and around .008″ per rev. Results: consistent front and back chamfers, parts came off clean, no drill press, no Q.C. complaints about messed up threads.

Snap Tap is a stock standard offering for tap sizes from M6 to M12. Everything is run on a performance guarantee…

Front and Backside Chamfering from Heule Tool Company

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In Case You Missed It….

Congratulations to all at Big Kaiser who put it a lot of effort to make the Grand Opening event a success. With representatives from Big Daishowa Seiki Japan, Heinz Kaiser in Switzerland, Speroni SpA Italy and Innotool Austria, guests were treated to multiple new product introductions. Highlights included  the  1 Micron adjusting EWB-UP boring heads, the ultra high precision Mega ER Grip collet system, and the latest Magis line of tool presetters. A few pics below of the showroom with machining centers for demos and the new training room.

If you missed it, give me a call and we can make a visit over for a tour, lunch is on me…

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Big Kaiser Grand Opening Week

Looking forward to this weeks Grand Opening of the new Big Kaiser facility in Hoffman Estates. The preparations have been underway for months, the new demo / showroom is ready. If you have the time, feel free to stop by on Thursday or Friday for a tour,new product introductions, live demos and a beverage.

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Welcome to the S.J. Larson Company Blog

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