Cutter RPM & Feed Rates

RPM & Feed Rates for RWP Carbide Dovetail Cutters


(Important Note: All speeds listed below are in inches per tooth)
Workpiece Material RPM Cutting Speed 1/4" Dia 3/8" Dia 1/2" Dia 3/4" Dia
Aluminum 1600-2000 .0025 .0045 .006 .0075
Gray Cast Iron 490-590 0.0008 0.0012 0.0018 0.0024
Soft Steels > 35Rc 295-390 0.0008 0.0012 0.0018 0.0024
Alloy steels 4130-4340 250-450 0.0016 0.0025 0.0031 0.0037
Tool Steels A2, D2, S7 150-300 0.0014 0.0020 0.0025 0.0032
Die Steels P20, H13 250-450 0.0016 0.0025 0.0031 0.0037
SS 303 290-375 0.0008 0.0012 0.0018 0.0024
SS 304, Invar, Kovar 230-280 0.0007 0.0011 0.0017 0.0023
SS 304L, 316L, 13-8Ph, etc. 295-360 0.0006 0.0010 0.0016 0.0022
Titanium 6AlV4, 6-2222 160-230 0.0006 0.0011 0.0014 0.0022
High Temperature Alloys 718 Inconel, A286, Haynes 80-120 0.0006 0.0011 0.0014 0.0022


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Notice: We have provided the manufacturer's recommended Speeds & Feeds Guidelines for our Raptor Dovetail Cutters. Raptor suggests that machinists consider their experience, their machining style (conservative or aggressive) as well as the type of machine being used, the material type being cut, and then make necessary adjustments using their best judgement taking into consideration all of the variables in the machining process.
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