Dovetail cutters are used to prepare workpieces for the Raptor dovetail system. The RWP-DC403U three flute dovetail cutter is intended for soft-material workpieces: aluminum, brass, and others.
For harder materials, please use the RWP-DC404C 4 Flute Coated Dovetail Cutter
All Raptor Dovetail Fixtures are attached to the workpiece using the same simple dovetail. Setup is quick, easy and the same for every part. Best of all, Raptor Dovetail Fixtures only require 1/8″ of material to hold the workpiece. That means less waste, easier prep, and no distortion.
* Raptor dovetail cutters cut at 60 degree angle.
RPM & Feed Rates for RWP Carbide Dovetail Cutters
|Workpiece Material||RPM Cutting Speed||1/4″ Dia||3/8″ Dia||1/2″ Dia||3/4″ Dia|
|Gray Cast Iron||490-590||0.0008||0.0012||0.0018||0.0024|
|Soft Steels > 35Rc||295-390||0.0008||0.0012||0.0018||0.0024|
|Alloy steels 4130-4340||250-450||0.0016||0.0025||0.0031||0.0037|
|Tool Steels A2, D2, S7||150-300||0.0014||0.0020||0.0025||0.0032|
|Die Steels P20, H13||250-450||0.0016||0.0025||0.0031||0.0037|
|SS 304, Invar, Kovar||230-280||0.0007||0.0011||0.0017||0.0023|
|SS 304L, 316L, 13-8Ph, etc.||295-360||0.0006||0.0010||0.0016||0.0022|
|Titanium 6AlV4, 6-2222||160-230||0.0006||0.0011||0.0014||0.0022|
|High Temperature Alloys 718 Inconel, A286, Haynes||80-120||0.0006||0.0011||0.0014||0.0022|
Notice: We have provided the manufacturer’s recommended Speeds & Feeds Guidelines for our Raptor Dovetail Cutters. Raptor suggests that machinists consider their experience, their machining style (conservative or aggressive) as well as the type of machine being used, the material type being cut, and then make necessary adjustments using their best judgement taking into consideration all of the variables in the machining process.