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What is a “Kiss Grind”?

OKK_Taper_Kiss_GrindA kiss grind, also sometimes referred to as a “breeze grind” is a light surface grind that will remove minor surface damage. It is typically used on tool interface surfaces such as CAT or BT tapers. Because it is a grinding process it can only remove high spots. Often taper surfaces have high spots as a result of debris being pulled in during a tool change. This is a substantially less expensive repair than GPG.

Because this type of repair allows the tool holder to sit slightly deeper into the shaft, it is not a solution for simultaneous contact tooling such as HSK or Big Plus.

2017-08-09T17:55:40+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Spindle Repair Questions|