How To Use a Deburring Tool

The deburring tool is a device that is used to clean out excess burrs left on a material after the process of machining has been finished. The process of deburring will ensure that all of these burrs are completely eliminated and components will be able to give their best performance and function properly. A deburring tool is commonly used manually in the deburring process. You must have a good amount of dexterity to be able to effectively clean out the burrs that could affect the component’s over-all functionality. There is a wide range of deburring tools in all shapes and sizes, which are suitable to use for different kinds of materials. Generally, this tool has a strong, adjustable blade that is able to reach out and cut off burrs on the surface of the material. Aside from cleaning out plane surfaces, it is also designed to smoothen rounded edges as well. A deburring tool is able to adjust automatically according the angle of the surface that is being worked on, which makes it much easier to handle. Originally, the deburring process involved making use of abrasive cloth materials to smoothen edges in metal materials as well as do the polishing. Sandpaper did the job of removing finer particles from the surface of the material. Nowadays, easier to manage deburring tools replace the more traditional ones, requiring less effort and time consumed. Here are instructions on how to use deburring tools.

  • Use the appropriate deburring tool for your specific need. There are different types of deburring tools to choose from, depending on the type of material you will be using it for. Select the right kind of tool by determining what your material is made for, as what works for one type will not work for another. You will also need to find out which blade you will be using for the material you will be deburring.
  • Prepare your deburring tool. Connect the blade to the deburring tool. Cut down the length of the tool shaft according to what is required for the job. Adjust the setting of your deburring tool’s RPM to the right speed. This would usually be at 2000 or 8000 RPM. A faster RPM is normally required for harder materials. To achieve a nice and smooth finish, a slower RPM is recommended. Check on the tool’s feed rate, which does the job of establishing the amount of material removed with every pass of the tool, as well as the shape produced in between the tool and the material. Make the necessary adjustments.
  • Turn on the power. After you have completed your preparations, you can now turn on your deburring tool. Use it by short and quick passes over the surface of your material until you have come up with satisfactory results. If you need to deburr smaller areas, you can make use of a manual deburring tool, which is smaller too, and can do great especially for quick fixes.

Always refer to the operator’s manual on your particular deburring tool to get all of the information you need for its proper use. When done in the right manner, you can get your deburring job done efficiently in less time than what is normally required.


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