This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Making & Testing HEAVY DUTY Button Tool Holder | Shop Made Tools" by Cutting Edge Engineering Australia

Making Custom Heavy-Duty Tool Holders for Weld Removal

TLDRIn this video, we make our own heavy-duty tool holders for weld removal, solving the problem of clearance between the tool holder and the job. The custom tool holders have a working depth of 115mm and are made from high tensile plate. We machine them to a tool height of 32mm and use button inserts for better performance. The tool holders are highly effective in removing weld and bulk material, providing more space and reducing vibration issues.

Key insights

Custom tool holders with a working depth of 115mm solve the problem of clearance and provide more space for machining.

💪The heavy-duty tool holders are made from high tensile plate and can withstand the load of removing weld and bulk material.

🛠️The tool holders are machined to a tool height of 32mm, suitable for the big lathe and tool master lathe.

Button inserts are used in the tool holders for better performance and to avoid vibration issues.

💡The custom tool holders save time and extra work by providing the necessary depth for machining without the need for relief cuts.

Q&A

What problems do the custom tool holders solve?

The custom tool holders solve the problem of clearance between the tool holder and the job, allowing for machining with sufficient depth.

What are the tool holders made from?

The tool holders are made from high tensile plate for durability and strength.

What is the working depth of the tool holders?

The working depth of the tool holders is 115mm, providing sufficient depth for weld removal and bulk material removal.

Why are button inserts used in the tool holders?

Button inserts are used for better performance and to avoid vibration issues during weld removal and bulk material removal.

What are the advantages of using custom tool holders?

Custom tool holders provide more space for machining, save time and extra work by eliminating the need for relief cuts, and improve overall efficiency.

Timestamped Summary

00:09Introduction to the problem of clearance between the tool holder and the job.

00:55Explanation of the standard working depth of a tool holder and its limitations.

01:43Introduction to the idea of making custom tool holders.

02:44Preparation of the tool holders by removing surface rust.

03:35Machining the top surface of the tool holders.

05:02Machining the roughing end mill to clean up and true both ends of the tool holders.

06:41Cleaning up sharp edges with a linisher.

07:45Using the end mill to clean up the face that the cutter couldn't reach.