LAPPING THE ROUGHING TOOL
On the roughing tool, Figure - 5 -, a part of portion 1 and all of portion 2 remove the metal in boring
and are, therefore, the parts of the tool that wear and must be reconditioned. The lapping
operations will be as follows:
1- The first operation is to lap the tool face, Figure - 5 -, by using the small lapping jig shown in
Figure - 6
-. Lap only until you have removed all built-up material from the face
of the tool.
2- Then place the tool holder in the large lapping jig as shown in Figure 7 and set the swivel
casting that holds the tool to position 1 as illustrated. Lap in this position until portion 1, Figure
3- Shift swivel casting to position 2, Figure - 7 -, and lap portion 2, Figure - 5 - until portion 2 is in
4- Shift to position 3R, Figure - 7 -, and lap portion 3R, Figure - 5 -, until 2 has the proper width.
For roughing tool, this width should be eight thousandths for the average size bore.
Under ordinary conditions, the roughing tool will bore six cylinders without relapping. There are
exceptions, however, when the tool should be lapped more often, due to hard material or large and
long bores. Examine the tool after each hole to check its condition. A sharp free-cutting tool
requires less power and maintains consistent hole size so time spent in touching up the tool will
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LARGE LAPPING JIG SHOWING THE DIFFERENT
POSITIONS FOR LAPPING THE TOOL
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