Single point cutting tools
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Many types of metal cutting machines like lathes and shaping machines, use single point metal cutting tools. The cutting action in which metal chips are removed from the body of a metal, is similar to the action of a chisel as shown in Fig 1.1. The pointed part of the tool is a wedge, which presses heavily on the body of the metal, and tears off a chip when the metal moves relative to the tool.
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