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Weinig molders and carbide insert tooling10/15
Is there any reason not to use carbide insert tooling for molding run on a Weinig?
For precision fit profiles like T&G flooring and cope and stick joints we have used precision made custom insert tooling on our shapers and CNC router (go Vortex Tooling!).
Does the angle need to be different for a 5 head molder than what is typical for a shaper or CNC cutter?
Typical cutter head hook angles on a Weinig moulder are either 12 or 20 degree. That is not written in stone, try what you already have first before spending lots of money on custom tooling, if you're pleased with the results then you saved from spending money unnecessarily.
PS. Listen to the people in the above post, get some good training from somebody who knows your machinery, I have some great contacts if you're interested in having a professional train you, my contact information is on my website.
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PS. Listen to the people in the below post from a few days ago, get some good training from somebody who knows your machinery, I have some great contacts if you're interested in having a professional train you, my contact information is on my website.
I would consider custom inserts tools for many profiles. The use of shear in the tools can also provide you a longer lasting tool and improved finish.
Dr. David Rankin
Thanks for the input. More questions for y'all. We pretty much only do hardwoods - Walnut, Cherry, Oak and some alder on occasion, may get into a bit of German Beech.
1. how many degrees of shear?
Ok, I will try and answer, but remember it's only my opinion.