Video: Understanding Toolholders

The toolholder is arguably the least appreciated element in a system for successful milling on a machining center. Watch a presentation for optimizing the interface between the cutting tool and the spindle.

 

 

The toolholder is arguably the least appreciated element in a system for successful milling on a machining center. Jack Burley, vice president of sales and engineering for Big Kaiser, recently gave this presentation on considerations for optimizing the interface between the cutting tool and the spindle.

 

Cat, Big Plus, HSK, and Capto are all toolholder styles that perform well in the right applications, he says. He discusses factors to consider in using each one. In particular, his presentation focuses on the dual-contact Big Plus system. The ability to use this toolholding system is now standard on many machining center models.