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Product Title: Chapter 10- Rotary Burs (eChapter from Hand Deburring Increasing Shop Productivity)

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Author: Dr LaRoux K Gillespie, FSME, CMFGE, PE



Published By: SME

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Published Date: 2002-11-01

Page Count: 32

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ISBN: 978-1-62104-003-3   


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Rotary burs are widely used to deburr holes, as well as precision edges. They are used to remove heavy stock, flash, and risers from castings. In some plants, these tools are used more for surface material removal than for deburring, but they are found in almost every plant’s arsenal of burr-fighting weapons. As this chapter shows, there are literally hundreds of tools from which to choose. Although the industry literature lacks uniformity, most manufacturers use bur to indicate the tool that removes burrs. It becomes confusing in reading the literature if one uses a burr to remove a burr. For this reason, our discussion uses the most widely accepted nomenclature, which refers to bur as a tool that is often used to remove a burr. Just as there is a wide variety of sizes and shapes of rotary burs, there is a wide variety in the configurations of the teeth found on these burs: the fineness of cut, the way the teeth were produced, the angles of cut, the rake angle on the teeth, and the basic tooth shape. Rotary burs are made from a variety of tool materials.


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