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Fletcher’s carbide cutting wheels are machined from specially formulated micrograin tungsten carbide, a material developed exclusively from Fletcher-Terry.This fine particle carbide composition gives each cutting wheel extraordinary performance strength and resilience.Our formula ensures the cutting properties of our wheels remain consistent, which means superior edge quality for your end glass product.

Areas to consider for glass scoring
  • Cutting Force - Cutting force works in conjunction with the cutting wheel diameter and angle
  • Cutting Wheel Diameter & Angle - When selecting the appropriate cutting wheel, one needs to determine glass thickness and if straight or shape (pattern) is needed
  • Speed of Cutting Wheel - Typically operating parameters are set to yield a certain score quality, ease of break-out, and edge quality
  • Cleanliness of Glass
Carbide Cutting Wheels
  • carbide_cutting_wheel.jpgCreated from an exclusively formulated micrograin, tungsten carbide composition for extraordinary strength and resilience
  • Lubrication treatment is applied to each Fletcher cutting wheel & axle pro-longing life of cutting edge by reducing friction
  • Our precision ground, tungsten carbide axles are available in outside diameters of .049” (1.25mm) to .116” (2.95mm), and offered in 9 different lengths
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Selecting a Carbide Wheel

When selecting the proper wheel, Fletcher recommends a four step selection process.

 

Step One: O.D. Selection – Determine the outside diameter of the wheel based on thickness of the glass. Smaller O.D.’s provide for finer adjustment, larger I.D.’s provide extend life.

 

Step Two: I.D. Selection – Determine the inside diameter

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Step Three: Angle Selection – Determine type of cut either Straight or Shape cutting. Refer to charts below for additional information. 

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Step Four: Wheel Grind – RG (Regular Grind) most versatile grind used for straight and shape cutting; CR (Course Grind) used for tube cutting and for irregular surface cutting; PL (Polished) use for very thin and specialty glass cutting

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