Metalworks is every bit as hard as it sounds. Whether you’re an expert welder, fabricator or simply a hobbyist, you know that there’s no such thing as a great steel work project the first time. Whenever you cut a piece of metal, an inch slab or a sheet, it will leave marks or burrs that kill the vision of the end product you have in mind.
For this reason, KenroMetal.com.au suggests that deburring should be part of your skill set. But, while you may have all the tools, there’s still zero guarantee you will get the job done right—especially if you lack the proper information.
So, for your guide, below are some techniques in deburring you have to learn immediately.
For a stable deburring, hole-deburring tools are perfect because if comes with a spring-loaded cutter mounted against an arbour. This means that you can easily taper the bottom of the metal you’re working on and smooth out the parts as it enters. To master this process, try experimenting on some scraps first as it can be tricky to keep the tool in place.
As the name suggests, you can polish your metal sheets with specialised brushes. Of course, you can always do this by hand, same as how a traditional baker would whisk the eggs to stiff peaks. But, if you’re in a high-demand business, the brush-deburring tool is your best shot for productivity and efficiency. Grow your biceps in the gym!
High-Force Centrifugal Deburring
Now, if you’re dead serious about quality then High-Force Centrifugal Deburring or Harperizing is the equipment you must have. Typically, this tool comes with a barrel machine containing cylinder bases, which rotates as you pass on a sheet of metal. It basically works the same way as printer roller; the only difference is that it smoothes out the fed material via centrifugal forces (of course).
While it’s great to have every tool at your disposal, it’s not cost-effective to have everything. Consider mastering and investing on the ones appropriate for your business use instead.