Why is shank provided for a single point cutting tool?
A shank is provided on a single point cutting tool to hold and secure the tool onto the machine tool’s spindle. The shank allows for proper alignment and stability of the tool during the cutting process. It also allows for easy and quick tool changes, which is important for efficient machining operations.
Additionally, the shank helps to transmit the cutting force from the tool to the machine spindle and ensures the cutting edge is maintained at a precise location relative to the workpiece. The shank also provides a means for clamping the tool in the machine tool’s holder, which helps to prevent it from slipping or becoming loose during the cutting process. It also helps to protect the cutting edge of the tool from damage or wear. In general, Shank is an integral part of a cutting tool as it provides the mechanical and geometric interface between the tool and the machine tool, which enables the precise and efficient cutting process.