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Mar 27, 2017

The many shapes of carbide burrs and how to use them.

Burrs come in a broad range of shapes. And, for good reason. These various shapes allow you to achieve just the right profile, edge or cut for your project. Here’s much more detail on burr shapes and the types of applications they are designed for.

Carbide Ball Burrs

Ball or spherical shaped carbide burr are ideal for creating concave cuts in your material or to shape and hollow out an area. Small diameter ball burrs are often used for intricate carving projects.

Carbide Tree Burrs

Tree-shaped burrs are excellent for rounding off edges and making concave cuts. Use the pointed end for cutting in hard to reach areas and acute angled contours.

Carbide Inverted Cone Burrs

Inverted cone shaped carbide burrs are ideal for making v-cuts and rear side chamfering in a broad range of materials.

Carbide Pointed Cone & Carbide Round Nose or Ball Nose Burrs

These pointed burrs work extremely well for rounded edges and surface finishing in difficult to reach areas or tight and narrow angles and contours.

Cylinder Burrs

End cut cylinders with a cutting edge on the end are excellent for contour finishing. Cylinder burrs without end cut (flat on the end and no cutting edge) are ideal for contour finishing and right angled corners.

Flame Burrs

Flame burrs (wheel-shaped burrs with a smooth top and fluted sides) are great for channel work and shaping.

Countersink Burrs

These carbide cone burrs are ideal for beveling, counterboring, chamfering and for getting into acute angled areas.

Contact Midwest Cutting Tools

Have questions about which burr is right for your job? Contact Midwest Cutting Tools today. We manufacture and resharpen virtually every burr type and size.

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