An alternative to carbide thread cutters 05 January 2023

With the new versions of the T2711 and T2712 thread milling cutters, Walter is offering its customers an indexable insert solution for small blind-hole and through-hole threads, usable in various applications and industries.

The thread milling cutters, available in M16 and M18 dimensions, can be used in almost any material. Flutes prevent the tool from being deflected by the chips produced, while the internal coolant ensures reliable chip removal. Walter Tools states this feature makes the tool ideal for high cutting speeds and feeds per tooth.

The milling cutter features easy-cutting indexable inserts which are available in two geometries. D67, which can be used universally for maximum tool life and D61, designed with anti-vibration land for operational smoothness. Users already equipped with the 06 size inserts in other milling cutters can also use these with the T2711 and T2712 versions.

The T2711 and T2712 were developed specifically for cases where it's not practical for users to purchase expensive solid carbide threading tools. Walter states that, unlike solid carbide milling cutters, the tools do not need to be reconditioned, meaning only the cutting inserts need to be replaced. The lower investment and tool costs, as well as high flexibility makes the new indexable insert thread milling cutters a cost-efficient alternative to solid carbide milling cutters.

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