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Turn Grind Guillotine Blades

Turn grind guillotine blades, continuing to use blunt metal cutting guillotine blades will generally result in burred edges on the cut pieces, probability of chipping the cutting blades, plus bending the steel sheet, i.e. not cutting it, resulting in the steel sheet to be cut jamming between the upper and lower cutting blades, 

Long term its cost effective to keep your metal cutting guillotine blades in a sharp condition.

  • Our service team are available to visit your workshop, assess the guillotine cutting blades condition, sharp or blunt, chipped or cracked. If the blade(s) have a good sharp edge, chip free, then our service team engineer will turn both top and bottom cutting blades to a new sharp edge, then re set the blade gap between the top & bottom guillotine cutting blades.

 

  • If the guillotine blades have no good sharp edges or they are badly chipped, but remain of a correct thickness, i.e. not more than reduced by 10% from original manufactured size,  then we will remove the guillotine blades, arrange for them to have a light re grind, once the guillotine blades are re ground, a member of our service team will re-visit your workshop, re-fit the guillotine shearing blades, re set the gap between top and bottom blades, make test cuts, seek confirmation that your workshop manager is content with the resulting cut.

Our basic principles with regard to re grinding guillotine blades:

  • We do not recommend a reduction of a metal cutting guillotine blade thickness by any more than ( 1 mm, from the original manufactured thickness dimension.

The reason for this is because, there is,

(a) limited guillotine blade gap adjustment,
(b) the guillotine blade sits upon a machined seating, if packing pieces are put in place behind the guillotine blade to compensate for the reduced guillotine blade thickness, this then positions the guillotine blade at the edge of the machined seating, or possibly off this machined seating and all cutting forces are placed upon the guillotine blades fixing bolts.

  • We do not recommend grinding a guillotine blades ‘width’ to remove chips,  a reduced guillotine blade ‘width’, often requires the fitting of packing pieces between the guillotine blade edge and the machined seating, the packing pieces sometimes snag during cutting, or the packing pieces may eventually work loose and come out, if they come out, then the none supported section of the shear blade may crack during cutting.

These are our recommendations, however you may have a different opinion, we will work according to your instructions

In the event that the metal cutting guillotine blades are badly chipped, or have been re ground to a point where we advise that they need replacing, then we can supply replacement guillotine blades.

We hold detailed information / drawings on many makes and models of guillotines, such as :

Pearson, Amada, Promecam, Edwards Pearson, Beyeler,  Bystronic, Adira, Rico, Guifil, LVD, CMU, Morgan Rushworth, Shemach, Jean Perrot,  K & B, Cressex, AFM, Ajail, Mebusa, Haco, Kingsland,  Warcom,  Imal, Mecos, Megobal, Megoform, Atlantic, CR Electronic, Baykal, Jordi, Toyokoki, Carter, Mantech, Gasperini, Trumpf, Bronx, Barnes, Safan, Kingsland, Durmazlar, Bronx, Durma, Denher, Ermaksan, Ermak, Pacific, YSD, Techna-Fab

 

Our service team are available to turn guillotine blades to a new sharp edge, if no sharp edges left, then the guillotine blades will require re grinding,  if the metal cutting guillotine blades have serious defects i.e. large chips, cracks etc, or they have been previously been re ground several times [ see below] then we can supply a set of replacement guillotine blades.

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