Martindale Undercutters: Efficient & Reliable Feb. 4, 2018

Martindale has been providing superior-quality equipment and supplies for over 100 years. The company’s top-rank specialists carry out continuous researches and tests to improve their products and enhance their reliability and efficiency.

Undercutters represent one of the most prominent product lines manufactured by Martindale and fall into layout tools category. These tools are employed to process certain workpieces – apply marks/scribes – for further processing and manufacture. The undercutting procedure is one of the essential steps in technological operations for it has a great influence on the quality of output. Correction of undercutting mistakes is a real challenge and sometimes is even impossible, so while choosing an undercutter one should pay proper attention to the quality and precision of this tool.

The superior quality and wide functionality of Martindale undercutters make these products suitable for different applications with the same high level of results.

Types Of Undercutters

Martindale represents a wide array of undercutters – starting with small handheld to industrial equipment models – that are intended to meet every need and allow to be used in different situations.

Handheld Undercutters

Universal undercutters are intended for cutting V-shaped (with special V-cutters) or U-shaped slots (with the use of saws). The given type of undercutters is easy to use and shows superior reliability of each procedure output.

Imperial undercutters represent efficient devices for use in shops as well as for carrying job-to-job (portable). These tools are presented in two models – air-powered and electric – with sturdy construction and superior functioning.

Kut-Kwik undercutters are intended for light-duty procedures and areas with a limited access. Their compact size allows operating without any restriction in movements. The given series utilize Tungsten/H.S.S. (high-speed steel) saws as well as diamond wheels, depending on the model you choose. They are superior in applications, where others won’t be of any use!

Mica-Miller undercutters are well-known powerful tools with lightweight construction and rugged performance. This type comprises a range of models – air-driven, flex-drive, and with small/standard/heavy-duty heads – which utilize Tungsten-Carbide or High-Speed Steel (H.S.S.) saw blades. The powerful undercutters from Model K are perfect for use in repair shops or industrial applications.

Close-Cut undercutters are intended for smooth operations, especially while finishing off a mica slot in case of necessity to cut within ⅛ IN of a riser.

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Lathe Mounted Undercutters

The given series of undercutters comprises two types of tools – lathe and super-lathe.

Lathe-Type undercutters are easy and quick to attach in tool post on a lathe (on a cross slide or slide carriage).The lathe-type devices are capable of undercutting both vertical and horizontal commutators. A specific feature – a spring under the pulley – ensures proper floating up/down in procedures of re-cutting the existing slot. If a situation presumes the use of a fixed spindle – the spring allows to be removed and the pulley can be turned over.

Super-Lathe undercutters possess the same qualitative construction and thought-through mechanism but are intended for large armatures processing. Its superior rigidity allows users to be confident in the output of each and every procedure.

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Bench Undercutters

Utility undercutters represent cost-efficient machines for use with different armature (up to 9-inch) diameters in repair shops. These devices possess rigid frames and spindles, which allow for utilizing Tungsten-Carbide or High-Speed steel saws.

HV-3 undercutter represents a rugged device for undercutting a variety of commutators. This type operates with the use of V-cutters, Carbide and High-Speed Steel Saws. The carriage in these undercutters is capable of moving both vertically and horizontally, thus, allows for processing both vertical and horizontal commutators. Its one-piece solid aluminum base and special stops & adjustments ensure safe, fast, and smooth undercutting process.

H-9 undercutters represent the most rugged industrial equipment suitable for undercutting armatures of small sizes as well as large pieces (up to 17 inches in diameter and 450 lbs. weight). This workhorse possesses a cutting head carriage, which travels on specific ball-bearings freely to provide smooth performance. Bolting of the bench lag to the floor allows for handling the largest (heaviest) pieces without any hassle.

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Safety Notes:

Take special care while using any device for undercutting!

  • use eye protection and a mask;
  • do not overtighten the parts to prevent breakage while in operation;
  • apply specific lubricator/grease to protect the motor and parts (as indicated in the instructions)
  • follow the guides for saws/cutters use (use only specified ones for each model).

The wide choice of undercutters by Martindale ensures each demand or need is fulfilled and each procedure is done with superior professionalism and efficiency.

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