Seco Tools, LLC

Phone: 248-528-5200
Toll-Free: 800-832-8326
Fax: 248-528-5250

Please visit: Seco Tools, LLC

Mailing Address:
2805 Bellingham Dr.
Troy, MI 48083-2046 US

A Special Message from Seco Tools, LLC


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2015.1 New Product Launch

Seco provides the cutting tools, processes and services that manufacturers from all metalworking segments rely on for maximum productivity and profitability. Every new solution we introduce has an industry need in mind.

Our significant investment in R&D and global partnerships enable us to monitor trends and identify challenges so that we can continuously offer advanced products for today’s materials and machining processes.

Seco News Summary 2015.1 is a perfect representation of our customer-centric approach, as we introduce several highly versatile products that bring unmatched performance to milling, turning and threading operations.

New TP Grades
New TP Grades

Chrome is the New Black

Whether your goal is versatile, balanced or high-speed productivity, we’ve got you covered with our new TP2501, TP1501 and TP0501 turning insert grades, featuring next-generation Duratomic® Technology and used-edge detection. All three achieve the elusive balance of toughness and hardness when machining steel alloys and other workpiece materials such as cast irons and stainless steel.

Don’t let high productivity and unmatched tool life pass you by! We’re offering free samples of our latest and greatest TP grade inserts. Just visit, answer a few basic questions about your steel turning application and we’ll send you the best grade for your needs.

Latest Edge Issue
Latest Edge Issue

EDGE Update

Seco Tools’ award-winning print magazine, EDGE, provides the company’s metalworking customers with new cutting tool information, technical articles and customer case studies. The latest issue features  stories on airborne wind power, a French tractor transaxle company, a German chain manufacturer with roots going back to the Middle Ages, and a Swiss machine tool manufacturer. As always, you will meet experts both from Seco and the metal-working industry worldwide. You will also get the inside scoop on one of Seco’s most groundbreaking technologies – Duratomic coating.

Check out the latest issue online.

Company Profile

Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Seco Tools, LLC is a leading provider of metal cutting solutions for milling, turning, threading, holemaking and toolholding. For over 80 years, the company has continuously led the charge in developing new, diverse technologies to ensure all of its customers, from aerospace to windpower to automotive to medical, have the right tools to increase their productivity, profitability and competitive edge.

Product Categories of Seco Tools, LLC

  • Arbors (for Cutters)
  • Boring Tools & Heads for Machining Centers
  • Boring Tools for Turning Machines
  • Broaching Tools
  • Chamfering Tools
  • Collets for Toolholding
  • Counterbores/Countersinks
  • Cut-Off Tools/Attachments
  • Diamond Tools
  • Drills
  • End Mills
  • Facing Tools/Heads
  • Gear Cutting Tools
  • Grooving Tools
  • Inserts, Indexable (Carbide, etc.) & Tool Inserts
  • Milling Cutters
  • Milling Heads/Attachments
  • Reamers
  • Thread Milling Cutters
  • Threading Tools
  • Threading Tools - Cutting
  • Tool Holders & Adapters
  • Tooling Systems, Modular and/or Quick-Change

Trade Names

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  • Axiabore®
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  • Axiaset™
  • Balansetter®
  • Bifix&#174
  • Carboloy®
  • Combimaster&#174
  • Cone/Face®
  • Crownloc&#174
  • Crownloc® Plus
  • Double Octomill™
  • Duratomic®
  • Easyshrink®
  • Epb®
  • Graflex&#174
  • Hexamill&#174
  • Induflex®
  • Indusetter®
  • Jabro™
  • Jabro™-Solid2
  • Jetstream Tooling&#153
  • Jumbobore®
  • Kegel/Flansch®
  • Librabore®
  • Libraflex®
  • Liteline&#153
  • Minimaster®
  • Minimaster® Plus
  • Mini-Shaft™
  • Monobloc™
  • Nano Turbo&#153
  • Nanobore®
  • Nanofix™
  • Octomill&#174
  • Perfomax&#174
  • Power 4™
  • Pramet®
  • Precifix&#153
  • Precimaster&#153
  • Quattromill®
  • Radiabore®
  • Rigid-Fit™
  • Seco Application Suite™
  • Seco Cut™
  • Seco Device™
  • Seco Feedmax™
  • Seco Guide™
  • Seco High Feed 2™
  • Seco High Feed 4™
  • Seco High Feed 6™
  • Seco Plus™
  • Seco Point™
  • Seco Threading Wizard™
  • Seco®
  • Seco-Capto™
  • Seco-Kestak™
  • Secolor&#174
  • Secomax&#174
  • Seconomy™
  • Secotools®
  • Shrinkloc™
  • Snap-Tap&#174
  • Solidmaster®
  • Square 6&#153
  • St Snap-Tap™
  • Steadyline&#153
  • Threadmaster™
  • Toolperf™
  • Twin Threader®
  • Xfix™

Deep Links

Industry-Specific Solutions

Seco provides powerful machining solutions for leading companies around the world. 

Business Services

Seco helps its customers increase productivity, reduce costs and more with its diverse business services. 

Cutting Edge Conversation

Seco's technical blog about metalcutting tools, trends and processes for the advanced manufacturing industry. 

Edge Magazine

Issued twice per year, Seco's Edge Magazine provides content that helps manufacturers increase their productivity and profitability.

Locate a Distributor

Find an authorized Seco distributor near you. 

Product Announcements Provided By Seco Tools, LLC

Next-Generation Duratomic Technology

Universal PCBN Grade for High-Volume Roughing

SteadyLine Turning Bars

Thread Chaser Inserts

Workpiece Material Classification System

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Insert Coating Eases Detection of Used Edges
Available in a range of insert sizes and geometries to accommodate roughing as well as finishing operations, Seco’s Duratomic TP2501, TP1501 and TP0501 turning grades balance toughness and hardness when machining steel alloys, cast iron and stainless steels.

PCBN Insert Grade Cuts Rough, Abrasive Materials
The CBN600 universal polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN) insert grade from Seco Tools brings cost-effective performance to high-volume rough turning operations that involve gray cast iron, high-chrome iron and high-manganese steel.

Anti-Vibration System Improves Rigidity of Milling and Turning Assemblies
Seco's Steadyline anti-vibration damping holders are designed to improve the dynamic rigidity of milling and turning tool assemblies.

Seco Tools Makes Organizational Changes
The changes, precipitated in part by the retirement of a longtime director of sales, are said to be part of an open and collaborative process.

Steel Turning Grades Coated for Enhanced Performance
Seco Tools has introduced three turning insert grades designed for toughness and hardness in machining steel alloys as well as cast irons and stainless steels.

Coming Soon: New Duratomic
On April 1, Seco launches an upgrade to its well-known workhorse coated cutting tool line.

Square Shoulder Mills Provide Large Depths of Cut
Seco Tools’ R220.LN14 square shoulder mills are said to reduce costs and improve performance in applications that require large depths of cut.

Houstex 2015 Preview Slideshow
Click through the slideshow to see a selection of technologies to be displayed at Houstex in advance of the February 24-26 trade show.

Seco Tools Appoints New President
Robert Keenan now leads the company’s North American operations.

Tooling Up for Vertical Turning
Before adding its first CNC vertical turning lathe, this manufacturer researched cutting tools to determine which would complement the process and also be most effective on the parts and materials to be machined.

Seco Expands, Simplifies SMG Classification System
An updated classification system is designed to make it easier to maximize metalcutting operations.

Shoulder Mill's Pocket Seats Leave Clean Walls
Seco Tools offers its Square T4-08 shoulder mill featuring four cutting edges and a design intended to balance economy and performance in cast iron and steel machining applications as well as contouring operations in challenging materials.

Inserts Integrate Multi-Tooth Patterns to Support Push/Pull Threading
Seco Tools offers the Thread Chaser, an insert designed to produce high-performance threads in a single pass.

Small-Diameter Cutters Enable High Feeds
Seco’s High Feed 2 small diameter cutters, ranging from .625" to 1.25", offer high feed rates and small depth of cut for handling a variety of applications.

New Tooling Improves Machining Cell Output
By incorporating advanced tooling from Seco Tools, Thern Inc. was able to increase its machine tool capacity and reduce cutting costs.

Solid PCD Drill Tip Cleaves Composites
A solid PCD tip and a third flute provide improved edge sharpness, thermal conductivity and stability compared to PCD vein or dual-brazed tip designs.

High Speed Collet Chuck Provides Accuracy, Flexibility
The EBP 5672 collet chuck from Seco Tools is said to combine the accuracy of shrink-fit and hydraulic chucks with the flexibility of a collet chuck for reduced run-out, increased torque and improved productivity.

Seco to Sponsor Andretti Autosport
The company will provide technical and material support.

Average Chip Thickness: What It Is and Why You Should Care
During milling applications, chips that are too thin might indicate inadequate heat dissipation that can cause premature insert wear. Too thick, and cutting forces might be high enough to break inserts outright. Cutting parameters should be set to attain a middle ground.

Average Chip Thickness Dictates Milling Performance
Attaining the correct average chip thickness for a particular insert should be a chief goal in any milling application. Here's an explanation of what that term means and why it's important.