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Pneumatic Tool Speed Rating Requirements

  • 40,000 to 60,000 RPM Maximum
    This grinding speed may be used on all one-eigth (1/8) inch solid carbide tools up to four inches in overall length.
  • 20,000 to 25,000 RPM Maximum
    This grinding speed may be used on all tools with one-quarter (1/4) inch and three-eighths (3/8) inch steel shanks up to a length of four inches.
  • 18,000 RPM Maximum
    This grinding speed may be used on all tools with one-quarter (1/4) inch and three-eighths (3/8) inch shanks that are ten inches or longer in shank length.
  • 12,000 RPM Maximum
    This grinding speed may be used on all tools with one-quarter (1/4) inch and three-eighths (3/8) inch steel shanks that are ten inches or longer in shank length.

IMPORTANT WARNING!

Proper safeguards must be exercised at all times including safety glasses, face shields, and machine guards.

Shorter shank lengths can be run effectively at slower grinding speeds.  Long and flexible shank tools should not be run at faster speeds.  Running tools at speeds higher than suggested above may result in equipment failure and personal injury, including loss of life.  Please exercise caution when working with these tools.

RF File Corp
Manufacturer of the Rota File Line of Carbide and Steel Burs
PO Box 678
129 Layfayette Drive
Syosset NY 11791-0678
800-828-0203 (Toll Free Voice)
516-496-7751 (FAX Line)