Patent Number: 7,131,794

Title: Rotatable cutting tool

Abstract: A rotatable cutting tool has a cutting tool body having at least one recess for receiving a replaceable insert. The recess has a wall defined by a deformable clamp extending radially from the tool body, the clamp having a leaf isolated from the tool body except at the base of the leaf by an isolating channel in the tool body. The tool further has an adjustable leaf-bending element for elastically deforming the leaf to retain a replaceable insert in the recess.

Inventors: Robinson; James J. (N. Rochester Hills, MI), Grech; Kenneth A. (Ortonville, MI), Brow; Larry A. (Livonia, MI)

Assignee: Valenite Inc.

International Classification: B23B 5/22 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00