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Tungsten Carbide Burrs and How To Use Them

Posted on Mar. 14, 2019

Carbide Rotary Burrs are used for cutting, shaping, grinding and for the removal of sharp edges, burrs and excess material (deburring) and this is what we talk about in the following article.

1. Carbide Burrs Can be Used on Many Materials

Tungsten Carbide burrs can be used on many materials: metals including steel, aluminum and cast iron, all types of wood, acrylics, fibreglass and plastics. When used on soft metals such as gold, platinum and silver, carbide burrs are ideal as they will last a long time with no chipping or breaking.

  • Steel, Carbon Steel & Stainless Steel

  • Cast Iron

  • Aluminium

  • Titanium

  • Cobalt

  • Nickel

  • Gold, Platinum & Silver

  • Ceramics

  • Fibreglass

  • Plastic, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CRP), Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GRP)

  • Brass, Copper & Bronze

  • Zinc

  • Wood

Different cuts of carbide burrs will be best suited to certain materials, see the next point below to find out about the different cuts.

What Do You Use Carbide Burrs In?

Ideally carbide burrs are used in Air Tools i.e Die Grinders, Pneumatic rotary tools and high speed engravers. Micro Motors, Pendant Drills, Flexible Shafts, and hobby rotary tools such as a Dremel. 

Always use a handpiece that runs true i.e with no wobble.

Who Uses Carbide Burrs?

Carbide burrs are widely used for metalwork, tool making, engineering, model engineering, wood carving, jewellery making, welding, chamferring, casting, deburring, grinding, cylinder head porting and sculpting. And are used in the aerospace, automotive, dental, metal sculpting, and metal smith industries to name but a few.

Buying Carbide Burrs

We have a good selection of premium quality carbide burrs available for you. For larger quantities or unusual shapes please contact us.

Contact person:Sunny Zhao


Website: www.handfiletools.com

Phone:0086 18633457086

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