Increase tool service life for wood cutting by cryogenic treatment

Kolář Zdeněk - Pilana Tools (Czech Republic)

In the article are described the present experiences with the tests of tool service life for wood working. There are described particular ways of heat treatment with notice to aspects important for both of heat treatment itself and of cutting tests carried out. Briefly are mentioned in general also the mechanical values of the cryogenic treated tools.
Further are presented pictures of the microstructures of successful tolls and the results of cutting tests.

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