Keyway Cutting

The Davis Keyseater is unequalled by other keyseaters in terms of cutting speed and precision. Davis multiple tooth cutters allow more strokes per minute, are faster cutting than single tooth cutters, save set-up time and eliminate length of stroke adjustments.

Davis Keyseaters have a keyway capacity of 1/16″ to 1-1/2″ wide. Using the multiple tooth cutter principle, the Davis Keyseater is the fastest cutting, most precise, and easiest to operate keyseater on the market.

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The chart illustrates cutting times for various size keyways and materials.

Case Studies

Actual cases of cutting times in various materials using the Model 15 Davis Keyseater (Automatic) are described below.

keyway cutting
Keyway Size: 1/2″ wide x 1/4″ deep
Keyway Length: 2″
Material: Cast Iron
Cutting Time: 30 seconds
keyway cutting
Keyway Size: 1/4″ wide x 1/8″ deep
Keyway Length: 2″
Material: Mild Steel
Cutting Time: 25 seconds
keyway cutting
Keyway Size: 1/4″ wide x 5/8″ deep
Keyway Length: 6″
Material: Tool Steel
Cutting Time: 10 minutes