CNC Drag Knife – Adjustable Offset

$385.00

Disclaimer

This is a sharp cutting tool.  Safety first. By purchasing this product you agree to accept responsibility for proper or improper use and any damages incurred with use. Ensure your spindle does not turn on during cutting. To find out more about setting up toolpaths for drag knife applications, read the following article here – Vectric: Creating drag knife toolpaths

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  • Highest quality build
  • Robust design: high strength AL body, large bearings.
  • Designed and built in Fort Worth, TX, USA

 

Cut thin materials with your CNC machine with this sturdy drag knife tool. Its unique one-piece body design makes it the strongest design available.  The body spins on two ball bearings about the shaft.  The blade point is offset from the shaft centreline, so it is “dragged” around to cut.

 

The drag knife is designed with an offset from the centreline.  Like a train caboose, when the machine moves, the blade follows and is “dragged” along behind.  This keeps the cutting edge of the blade pointed in the forward direction.  The amount of offset dictates how tight you can corner.  The smaller offset is better for smaller details, and the larger offset is going to be able to cut thicker.  Without added arcs at corners, you do not want to cut a corner with radius less than the offset of the tool (no sharp acute corners). Generally, you’ll want to cut through material that is not thicker than your offset.

7075 AL.  M5 bolt with steel reinforced threads. Reinforcing the threads with a steel insert is standard industry practice to correct for this.  With this model, you can clamp the blade securely and it is designed to last.  The clamp is also lightly spring loaded open for added convenience.  When you untighten the clamp, it will open via the spring to assist in changing the blade.

Specifications

Features / Specifications:

Blades: Any standard sized utility blade.  This lets you use HSS, Tin coated or Carbide edged blades. (blade not included)

Set screw is used to recall offset position between blade changes.

Body: Gray anodized 6061 Aluminum.  62.3mm long (not including blade stick out)

Bearings:  Dual 7/8” diameter ball bearings offer best balance between radial load capacity and minimal overall length

Shank: Hardened steel 3/8”. 36.2mm length