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Cutting tools used for the hole making processes, are rotating end cutting or side cutting tools having one or more cutting tips, and one or more helical or straight flutes for the passage of chips. They are available in a wider variety of types of geometries. The most common are helical fluted hoist drills with various shanks, and tip geometries. The following is a list of hole making tools available in the system: Centerdrill, Spotdrill, Drill, Bore, Reamer, Counterbore, Countersink, Tap, Thread Mill, and Step Drill.

Note

Holemaking tools can be used in Drilling operations. However, Holemaking and Drilling support different tool parameters. For example, the tap tool parameter Tip Length is ignored in Drilling operations.

The following are parameters that are defined in each tool dialog. The parameters specific to each tool dialog are discussed within each individual tool section in the documentation.

Direction

The direction of the tool spindle. Choose either CLW for clockwise or CCLW for counter clockwise.

XOFF

A value used by the controller to position the tool with respect to a reference point. XOFF represents the distance from turret reference point to tool tip, parallel to the centerline.

Y/Z Offset

A value used by the controller to position the tool with respect to a reference point. ZOFF and YOFF are measured along the turning axis of either the spindle or the lathe. ZOFF is used for drilling machines and YOFF is used for lathes which have no Z axis.

ADJUST Register

Allows you to correct the positioning of the tool due to variations in the milling machine. This option is similar for all tool types.

CUTCOM Register

Allows you to correct the positioning of the tool due to the variations in tool diameter caused by wear. This option is similar for all tool types.

Tool/Face Number

Provides a way to reference the tool or the turret location for the LOAD/TOOl command in the CLSF. This option is similar to the Tool Number option for milling tools and the Turret Face Number option for lathe tools.

Catalog Number

Provides a method to track the tool. This option is similar for all tool types.

Display Tool

Allows you to display a profile of the tool in the graphics window. This option is similar for all tool types.

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