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I like to refer to workpiece support and set up as thinking of the “Golden Rule”. When supporting a Tubesheet or a stack of baffles my rule of thumb is one support for every ten material thickness.


Carbide tools are the most efficient way to process Tubesheet & Baffle support plates, however, if you do not spend the time and effort to get proper support methods the tool life can decrease by 50% as well as your speed and feed.


Think of this the next time you set up to drill and contact our tooling applications department for more detailed information.


Quickmill has now released our support system for all our customers to effectively support your plates in a simple cost-effective system.


Call us for information on our Quick support system.


Dave Piggott

VP & Technical Director