19 Sep The Leitz WhisperCut Family of Jointing Cutterheads Continues to Grow
When sizing panel material, loud and heavy tooling is the norm, and that can be stressful for both the operator and the machine. More than ten years ago, Leitz developed its lightweight and quiet Diamaster WhisperCut jointing cutterhead. Over the years, it has turned it into a complete system. The current variants, including one with an integrated HSK 32 R adaptor, allow woodshops to optimize both jointing methods and production costs. The technical design of the tools produces perfect edges and surfaces, and it also makes the jointing cutterhead significantly quieter. Noise reduction of up to 5 dB(A) is due to the closed shape of the light metal tool body, and the company’s DFC® technology that allows up to 95 percent of the chips to be collected. The WhisperCut cutterhead also saves time and money as its specially developed diamond cutting edges can be resharpened several times in the tool. Alternatively, the replaceable cutting edges can be replaced directly by the user, which means that the diameter of the tool always remains constant. Set-up and adjustment times are significantly reduced compared to conventional systems.
The basic Diamaster WhisperCut be resharpened up to three times. The WhisperCut PLUS has an enlarged resharpening area on the cutting edges, so it can be resharpened up to ten times. Both versions are available with a bore or shank, depending on the requirements. There is also an option with an integrated hydro adaptor or with a fitted HSK 32 R adaptor. Both adaptor variants offer significant advantages in terms of concentricity, axial run-out accuracy, machining quality and tool life extension.
For users of laser edging systems, Leitz also offers a WhisperCut variant called EdgeExpert. Also resharpenable up to three times, this unit has a special cutting edge arrangement and provides even better machining quality. On request, these jointing cutterheads can also be supplied as a PLUS variant and can therefore be resharpened up to ten times.
Leitz operates more than 120 service centers around the globe that offer sharpening to manufacturer standards.