There are mostly two kinds of metal cutting tools, which are generally employed; single-action tools and multiple action tools. Single action tools are used to remove excess material during the process of machining, shaping, turning, and many other similar processes using cutting edges at repetitive angles. Multiple action tools are used to cut out designs from sheet metals using various cutting edges.
The most common example of a multiple action tool is a grilling press. However, many hands-held tools can perform similar functions. Single action metal cutting tools have several advantages; the main advantage is that they do not require the user to make repeated passes with the tool to grind or cut. This means that the user will not need to apply pressure on the surface of the metal while manually working with the tool. By performing these manual operations quickly, the operator will save a great deal of time that could have been spent making repeated passes with a tool.
A typical single action tool will consist of a cutting blade, a knife sharpener, and a drill press. These tools will usually operate on a vertical axis, but may also operate in horizontal mode with the aid of a rotary tool holder. Single action metal cutting tools can be classified into two broad categories; straight and curved. A straight cutter will have a blade that is straight and parallel to the edge.
They are particularly useful for machining hollow components such as hollow blocks. A curved cutter will have a blade that curves in a direction opposite to the cut edge. This type of tool will typically be more adept for cutting thicker materials than a straight cutter.