Replace worn-out, blunt, or dull conicals, and worn-out blocks immediately to decrease load on other machine parts.
Longer tool life.
If the conical is stuck, tap with brass or rubber mallet. When installing new tools, clean out the block bore to ensure conical rotates freely.
Ensure uniform wear on conical.
Keep conical sharp.
Either a Kennametal recommended tool or a brass or lead-fi lled rubber-coated mallet. Never use a steel hammer or strike tools with metal objects.
Avoid shattering or damage to carbide tip.
Be sure blocks are welded at the original angle.
Avoid damaging the block.
Incorrect block placement can result in excessive wear on the conical, block, or other machine parts.
Avoid safety hazards.
This causes excessive load on other conicals and machine components.
Extend tool life.
Too short of a gage length can affect the width of cut and cause excessive load on other machine components.
Increase tool utilisation.
Avoid catastrophic failure.
Maximise cutting performance.
Reduce machine wear-and-tear.
Physical lock between steel and carbide.
Conditions: hard rock, chunk rock, shot rock, mixed rock, and dirt.
Ideal for excessive impact.
Maximum abrasion resistance.
Rely on braze joint strength to hold tip to steel body.
Conditions: softer, more abrasive material.
Helps divert material away from steel body, reducing steel wash.
Areas with uninterrupted cuts. Will not withstand high impact.
NB – Narrow Bottom
Combination of a cap and a plug, with superior strength and abrasion resistance.
Conditions: excels in hard, abrasive material.