Why the Y?
See how Y-axis toolholders enable Swiss-type lathes to realize better chip control.
This quick video shows improved chip control using the Y-axis Control toolholders.
Although the company admits the Y-Axis Control tools look chunky (that’s the company’s word, not mine), each occupies only one slot on a gang tool slide. Because of their bulkier design, though, only one or two tools can be installed on the slide, and a pair of them can’t be located side-by-side. Barstock size can vary depending on the tool’s position on the slide as well as the difference in overhang from a conventional X-axis tool (Y-Axis Control tools are slightly longer). The tools accept 35- and 55-degree ISO inserts.