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Hand Deburring Technical Information

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Basics of... Hand Deburring

What is Hand Deburring?

Hand deburring (sometimes referred to as ′′manual deburring′′) is one of the most common methods utilized when finishing metal and plastic products, usually performed by applying a hand-held deburring tool against a fixed or hand-held part. These tools are available in a wide variety of configurations, including knives, blades, scrapers, countersinks, files, brushes and rotary burs.

Important Parameters in Choosing the Proper Hand Deburring Tool

  • Material and geometry of the part
  • Size and nature of the chips (ex. spiral or powder)
  • Location of the burr and how difficult it is to reach
  • Length and location of the edge to be deburred
  • Number of work pieces being deburred

Deburring with blades and scrapers specially designed for the particular application will allow for the fast deburring of holes, close and far edges, internal and external surfaces, slots, corners and the edges of a sheet.

Surfaces for Hand Deburring

The composition and construction of the deburring tools are also important for maximizing the tool life and the effective deburring process itself. By considering the material being deburred and the desired tool life, an extensive choice of blades are available, each with different geometries and cutting angles. Blades are available in high speed steel (HSS), TiN-coated HSS, cobalt HSS, ceramics or tungsten carbide. **Manufacturers' recommendations are found in the blade section.

Surfaces for Hand Deburring

Safety Tip: It is recommended that all users be equipped with the proper safety attire, including cut-resistant safety gloves and eye protection.

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