General chip breakers can often cause vibration or premature insert chipping when trying to machine at high feed rates or increased depths of cut when machining a long or slender workpiece. General Cutting Tools along with Ingersoll Cutting Tools‘ new TAEGUline “VF” chip breaker has been developed to avoid such situations when machining under these conditions.
VF chip breakers are designed with a high positive rake and helix angle on the cutting edge. The insert tool life is increased considerably by minimizing the heat generated during the cut. This free-cutting geometry also minimizes vibration when machining slender bars.