New to the world of using Carbide Burrs? Here are a couple of basic guidelines:

General Use 

  • Adjust speeds as needed for optimum performance. Use slower speeds for harder materials. Use higher speeds for cutting with smaller diameter burrs.
  • Do not run above maximum speeds. This can cause premature wear and damage to burr teeth.
  • Do not run below minimum speeds. This can cause chipping.
  • All other tools and collets should be in good condition.
  • Not for use in portable drill motors.
  • Apply constant pressure while cutting.

General Recommendations for Solid Carbide Burr Speeds

Diameter Recommended RPM
1/16 60,000 – 90,000
1/8 45,000 – 50,000
3/16 35,000 – 40,000
1/4 30,000 – 35,000

Use the right Burr for the right job!

Posted by Greg Corby