Tungsten Carbide Burrs
Which Tungsten Carbide Burr SHape & Cut Type Do I Need?
Step 1: Choose the shape of Carbide Burr that will do the job.
Step 2: Select the correct cutting edge for excellent carbide burr performance. To keep it simple we only supply the premium performance carbide burr forms.
- Fluted Cut Carbide Burrs - for non-ferrous metals and plastics. These are identified as Code 3 ( /3) at the end of our part number (SKU)
- Diamond Cut Carbide Burrs - for hard metals such as stainless steel and titanium. Diamond cut tungsten carbide burrs are identified as Code 6 ( /6) at the end of our part (sku) number.
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Tungsten Carbide Burrs FAQs
Which type of Tungsten Carbide Burr should I buy?
This is the most common question we get asked.
If it is a hard surface - Choose a Diamond Cut burr. The fine tooth structure will ensure a rapid cut and a fine finish.
For a softer surface - Choose the Fluted Cut burrs. The open fluted structure allows the swarf to be removed quickly without clogging up the surface and generating more heat.
The Shape of burr is entirely down to your application.
- cleaning out the inside of a bowl? Use a ball shaped burr
- Chamfering edges? Then a straight sided are angled burr may be the right choice
Still not sure?
- Why not buy one of our carbide burr kits which should cover most of your application needs
How do I clean aluminium grinding swarf from carbide burr tips?
If you haven't got a pot of hydrochloric acid handy (which will disolve aluminium) then the next best option to clean the carbide burr head is to use brass wire brushes to clean away the aluminium swarf.
As brass is significantly softer than the carbide burr tip then the brass wire brush should remove the swarf and leave the cutting tip undamaged and ready to carry on working.
Why do you have so many shapes and sizes of Carbide Burr?
As a grinding tool carbide burrs are unforgiving. The shape of the burr will directly reflect the shape of the cut achieved so when you are selecting the burr it is important to check that you have the correct shape for finished profile you aim to achieve.
What difference does shape make to the cutting head?
Non-ferrous metals and soft plastics can clog up the cutting head of a burr so for this reason the fluted cutting shape makes sense.
Harder metals won’t clog up the metal but the metal breaks off in small chunks so lots of small cutting edges which you get on a diamond cut head speed up the grinding process.
Fluted Cut Carbide Burrs - for non-ferrous metals and plastics are identified as Code 3 ( /3) at the end of our part (sku) number. The open fluted cut face aids fast swarf removal on soft materials such as aluminium and soft plastics.
Diamond Cut Carbide Burrs - for hard metals such as stainless steel and titanium. Diamond cut tungsten carbide burrs are identified as Code 6 ( /6) at the end of our part (sku) number. The multi-faced diamond cut burr ensures rapid low vibration cutting on steels and other hard metals.
We stock an extensive range of tungsten carbide burrs in 11 different shapes, 2 different cut forms and a whole range of diameters which will easily fit on to your die grinder.