OrbiCut is a low speed cutting tool that smoothly and pleasantly hollows primarily concave surfaces, but can also be used to shape all kinds of surfaces in wood and other porous materials. The idea behind the tool comes from planing wood. The sharp, replaceable blades produce small shavings instead of scraping dust as high speed routing tools do. OrbiCut’s form and construction signifies that it is an extremely safe tool provided it is used with the correct speed (max 5000 rpm).
The OrbiCut cutter blades are made from HSS steel and are available in two versions. The tool is delivered with finely honed cutters, fine, which protrudes just 0.1 mm from the body of the tool and are screwed in a fixed position. Extra cutters, coarse, are available as an accessory. The blades can be sharpened with our credit card-sized 1200 grit diamond sharpener. Sharpen the broad flat side of the cutter by rubbing it gently to and fro. Intensive sharpening reduces cutting intensity, but makes the OrbiCut work more softly and pleasantly.
We do not sell the machines to drive OrbiCut tools since both OrbiCut 20 and 40 can be used in an ordinary hand drill! The OrbiCut works best at speeds between 2500 – 3500 rpm. The maximum speed is 5000 rpm. The OrbiCut 40 has a shaft diameter of 11 mm (.44 in.) so it cannot be used on high revolution angle grinders or on a weak flexible shaft. The Orbicut 20 has a shaft diameter of 6 mm (.24 in) and can be used with a Flexible Shaft.