This unique handbook provides total coverage of issues related to countersinking and chamfering holes including history of their use, design reasons, and basic cutter design. It features "how-to-use" details of the most used tools and techniques and complete information on the subject of countersinking holes of any size, including those over 10 in. (25 cm) in diameter. Its detailed approach to illustrating over 100 different tool designs is unparalleled in technical literature and is sure to be found useful by manufacturing engineers, shop foremen, and experienced users.
* The book includes discussions of all cutter material variations and options, feeds, speeds and coolants, tool holders, and applications--including plastics, metals, wood, composites, ceramics, glass, and dental materials.
* It discusses the side effects of countersinking, including stress risers.
* Optimum applications for specific tool use, gaging countersinks, economics, pressworking countersinks, non-traditional countersinking methods, and references to standards and other published works are also discussed.
* Further, the handbook contains case histories, practical tips, and information to make process selection easier.