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FTC1, LFTC1 and RTC1 Tubing Cutters

FAQs:

  • What is the tool life on blades?
    • Tool life in general is hard to determine because there are so many factors involved such as proper set up, amount of use (production level), skill of operator (proper use), type of material being cut or removed, environment, etc.
    • On the FTC1 and LFTC1, Standard steel blades should last for thousands of cuts depending on the material and should not be used for tubing with steel braid.  Carbide blades for the FTC1 should last 10 times the life of standard steel blades (carbide not available for the LFTC1).
    • On the RTC1, Standard steel blades should last for hundreds of cuts depending on the material and should not be used for hard or thick walled steel material.

Tips and Facts:

  • The FTC1 can also be used to score the jacket on hard to remove insulation for wire and cable.
  • The RTC1 requires straight tubing for proper feeding.
  • These machines are better for material that comes in stick lengths instead of spools.
  • The blade on the FTC1 swings past center so it can cut some solid materials.
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