Common Questions: Keyseating


Keyseating is a machining process in which internal shapes and forms are machined using a reciprocating, single-point cutting application – similar to the shaping process. This Keyseating cutter is clamped right into a holder; and together with a feed bar, is able to move vertically inside a tool guide. The tool guide ensures that the cutting tool is not deflected, and runs true, in accordance with the table on the keyseating appliance. Keyseating machines, also called keyseaters, are widely-used primarily to cut internal keyways, as well as other straight-sided shapes and forms inside non-production parts.

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