A SCHMIDT SPECIALTY
Custom cutting tools have always been a specialty of Schmidt so we excel at understanding and servicing your unique woodworking problem. Whether you work with a shaper, moulder, saw, CNC router, planer or double end tenoner, we can provide the best tools to get your job done right. The chart below describes the range of tools which are available for various woodworking machines. Also shown is the range of cutting tips which we can provide for each tool, depending on your application. We strive to produce the best tools possible, If you don’t see the tool you are looking for, please ask. We are constantly improving our manufacturing methods to give you the best possible cutting tool at the most economical price.
TYPES OF TOOLS AND THE TYPE OF MACHINES ON WHICH THEY CAN BE USED
MATERIALS USED IN TIPS OF CUSTOM CUTTING TOOLS
• Can help reduce machine downtime
• Retains sharpness 100 to 300 times longer than carbide.
• Ideal for long runs where maintaining a precise profile is required.
• Cuts smoother than Carbide.
• Must be used on power-fed operations.
• Recommended for all types of wood and is excellent on abrasive materials such as MDF or plywood.
• Recommended for most solid hard and
• Holds a cutting edge longer, cuts smoother, feeds with less resistance.
• Can be sharpened to finer edge than
• Especially effective on cross-grain cutting.
• Can be honed for longer wear between sharpening.
• Is sharpened with aluminum oxide or borazon only.
• Recommended for hardboard, plywood, chipboard, masonite and any other
• Must be used for highly abrasive materials.
• C-2 carbide used for most applications. Better grades available when requirements demand it.
• C-3 carbide, standard on our panel
• C-4 carbide, standard on our insert tools.
• Can be ground to a super sharp cutting edge for soft and hardwood applications.
• Not recommended for cutting more abrasive materials such as particle board, masonite, etc.
• Hardened to Rockwell C60-62.
• M2 & M3 High Speed Steels, the industry standard for long life and easy grinding.
• XLW HP (Speed Steel) for Xtra Long Wear.
– has similar characteristics to M-2.
– provides good wear life.
• T1 High Speed Steel Rich in Tungsten, this Alloy Steel has proven itself when it comes to long runs and grinding ease. Available in
corrugated back knives, thin knives and Terminus knives only.
• Schmidt Super Steel A high quality steel
specially treated to produce an extraordinarily hard surface that won’t chip, peel or flake. 50% longer run times in solid woods, than M2 HSS. Special order
HOW TO ORDER:
Please include the following information when ordering
- Diameter, thickness, bore (spindle) size, RPM and feed rate.
- Specify S-Alloy or Tungsten Carbide tips
- Indicate type of wood or material being cut
- State whether cut is with or across the grain
- Include dimensioned drawing or accurate sample of material being cut
- Identify type of machine and whether spindle rotation is clockwise or counterclockwise
- Point out which surface of wood is in contact with shaper table