RWC

Ray West (Consultancy)

carbide drills and slot drills/milling cutters

We can supply a variety of tungsten carbide cutters. The ones mentioned on this page range in size from 0.8mm up to 3mm in diameter, and are available smooth sided or in chip breaker style. The chip breaker style allow much faster removal of material. Although primarily used in pcb manufacture, we have used them successfully on a variety of metals, plastic and wood. They are really excellent, in removing aluminium at a fair old pace, with flood cooling.

However, because of their small diameter they need to rotate at 20,000 rpm or so, or you have to use a very slow feed speed. The chip breaker variety is quite tolerant of variation in cutting/feed speed, but slower rotational speeds tend to allow too much build up of swarf on the cutting edges.

SC/FT Chip Breaker Routers

Tungsten Carbide routers with 1/8" (3.175mm) shank. The special geometry offers exceptional swarf removal, reduces radial load significantly and produces a very fine surface finish. Total length 38mm. Some popular sizes are offered below although other sizes from 0.8mm to 3.175mm are also available.

Sizes available - 0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0mm
Prices - email us giving sizes and quantity required

RP Series Routers

Tungsten Carbide routers with 1/8" (3.175mm) shank. Ideal for plastics and large rub outs of copper laminates. Total length 38mm.

Sizes available - 0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0mm
Prices - email us giving sizes and quantity required

Economical reground Carbide Drill Bits

High quality pre-used tungsten carbide drill bits which have been reground to be as sharp as new. A considerable saving on new bit prices. All are 'type B' with 1/8" (3.175mm) shank. Supplied in packs of 10. Other sizes available in 0.05mm steps - ask for details. Drill collars can also be fitted to these drills.

Sizes available - 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.85, 0.9, 1.0, 1.1, 1.15, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6mm email us giving sizes and quantity required

You may also need 1/8" drill collars, required for automatic tool changing.

Other tooling is available. We hold trade accounts with a number of suppliers, and thus can supply most cutting tools at reasonable prices.

Please note that for orders to the value of 50.00 or over, delivery is free within UK, but below 50.00 please add 5.00 to cover part of packing and postal costs. Goods are normally sent via Royal Mail, Special Delivery.

Outside of UK, delivery will be extra.