Hey all, Ive been in this industry for over 10 years and worked in multiple shops. My old boss didn’t have a very good explanation of this question.
Can someone explain what the term “free-cutting” means, specifically when it comes to cutting tools? (i already understand what free-cutting steel is, yes.)
It is typically found in hi-feed style cutters and I assume it is the fact that the lead angle is negative. Or is it the rake angle? Or both?
Thanks in advance!