New face milling cutter from Walter delivers stable and cost-effective high-performance

The new Xtra·tec® XT M5009 Walter milling tool can maximize feeds, tool life, productivity, and reliability while reducing cutting tool material costs.

Walter has introduced the Xtra·tec® XT M5009 face milling cutter for face milling, roughing, and rough finishing with wiper inserts on steel, stainless steels, materials with difficult cutting properties, and non-ferrous metals.

With its small, tough, double-sided SN X0904 or SN X1205 indexable inserts and high number of teeth the M5009, is able to maximize feeds, tool life, and productivity, and boost process reliability while also reducing cutting tool material costs.

Its high level of stability makes it ideal for minimal material removal and variable conditions. In addition, its positive soft cutting action permits it to be used on less powerful machines, and it can boast superior handling thanks to an easily accessible clamping screw at an angle which prevents typical installation mistakes.

The Walter Xtra·tec® XT M5009 face milling cutter has a 45° approach angle, is available in diameters of 25-160 mm (1-6 in.) and provides a depth of cut of 5 or 6.5 mm. It features three pitches for different applications (tools with wide and medium pitch for insert size SN X1205 are designed with carbide shim), and either ScrewFit or shell mill mount interfaces.

About Walter

Walter, a global leader in the metalworking industry for over 100 years, offers a wide range of precision tools for milling, turning, drilling and threading applications. The company helps customers in the aviation and aerospace industries, automotive, energy, and general industry improve process reliability and increase productivity. As an innovative partner capable of creating digital process solutions for optimal efficiency, Walter is pioneering Industry 4.0 throughout the machining industry. With Regional Headquarters in Waukesha, WI, Walter markets its competence brands Walter, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp and Walter Multiply through a network of channel partners and field engineers across the USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

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