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The L.S. Starrett Company



Phone: 978-249-3551
Fax: 978-249-8495

Please visit: The L.S. Starrett Company

Mailing Address:
121 Crescent St.
Athol, MA 01331 US



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The L. S. Starrett Company

Starrett, founded in 1880, manufactures more than 5,000 variations of Precision Tools, Gages, Measuring Instruments and Saw Blades. Headquartered in Athol, MA, in the heart of New England, the words "quality" and "Starrett" are virtually synonymous. The company employs 2,800 people worldwide, with approximately half of them based in the Athol plant. Starrett is the last remaining full line precision tool company to be proudly manufacturing their products within the U.S.A. The broad Starrett product line includes precision tools (micrometers, calipers, rules, etc.), tape measures, levels, electronic gages, dial indicators, gage blocks, granite surface plates, optical measuring projectors, vision systems, coordinate measuring machines, vises, M1 lubricant, and precision ground flat stock. Starrett tools are essential for inspecting and cutting an endless number of products that are measured, cut, formed or assembled. In addition to tools, Starrett is also a prominent leader in saw blade products, having an impressive line of band saw blades, hacksaws, hole saws, and jig and reciprocating blades. There are blades available to cut anything from metal and wood to exotic space age materials. By far the largest consumer of Starrett tools is the metalworking industry in general, and more specifically the automotive, aviation, marine and appliance industries, farm equipment shops, machinists, "do-it-yourselfers" and professional tradesmen. In addition to Athol, there are manufacturing plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, Brazil, Scotland, England, Puerto Rico and Canada. Also, there are sales/warehouse branch offices in the U.S. - Chicago, Arizona and one in Canada (Toronto). At Starrett, making quality products is more than a job - it's a way of life - making it no wonder that the Starrett brand name is arguably the strongest in the metalworking/industrial marketplace today.


Product Categories of The L.S. Starrett Company

  • Arbors (for Cutters)
  • Bandsaws
  • Borescopes
  • Calibration Equipment
  • Comparators, Optical & Other
  • Data Collection Devices for Gaging, SPC, etc.
  • Gages, Electronic/Digital
  • Gages, Mechanical
  • Hardness Testing Equipment
  • Laser Measurement Systems
  • Roundness Measuring Equipment
  • Saw Blades
  • Surface Plates
  • Tap Drivers & Attachments
  • Tool Blanks
  • Tool Steels
  • Vision Systems

Trade Names

  • Starrett

As seen in MMS

Starrett Donates Measuring Tools to Workshop for Warriors
Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit organization, trains and places veterans into manufacturing careers.

Spindle Square Simplifies Milling Machine Head Tramming
The L.S. Starrett Company offers the 649 series spindle square for tramming the head of a vertical milling machine.

Spindle Square Simplifies Milling Machine Head Tramming
The L.S. Starrett Company offers the 649 series spindle square for tramming the head of a vertical milling machine.

Solar Car Team Relies On Starrett Measuring Tools
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Multi-Sensor Inspection Systems Offer Speed, Accuracy
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Precise Multi-Sensor Vision System
 The L. S. Starrett Company introduces the Galileo AV350 video measurement system.

Carbide-Tipped Band Saw Blades Available In Two Configurations
Advanz carbide-tipped band saw blades feature a high-quality, submicron-grain carbide tooth tip cylinder with a triple-chip grind, which is welded to a tough, ductile back. These blades also feature quality carbide-to-back bonding and offer fatigue, shock, wear and strip resistance when cutting difficult-to-machine materials, the company says. The blades are available in “FS” and “TS” configurations.

Carbide-Tipped Band Saw Blades
 The Advanz line of carbide-tipped band saw blades features a special tooth tip cylinder of high-quality, submicron-grain carbide with a triple-chip grind. The blades, which feature quality carbide-to-back bonding, offer fatigue, shock, wear and strip resistance when cutting difficult-to-machine materials. The FS blade configuration is designed for a range of challenging materials such as Fiberglass, masonite, plastics, composites, aluminum castings and abrasive wood.

Wireless Data Collection System
L. S. Starrett’s DataSure wireless data collection system features smaller, coolant-resistant end nodes and a user interface.

Video-Based, Precision Inspection System
The Galileo KineMic from L. S. Starrett is an entry-level, modular, video-based inspection system designed for quality assurance, receiving inspection, training, manufacturing, assembly, research, documentation and a variety of other applications.

Wireless System Automates Data Collection

Wireless Data Collection Readies Surgical Toolmaker For Full SPC
This surgical tool manufacturer strove to ensure part quality with stringent inspections, but its manual data-entry process and hardwired measurement tools limited productivity. After purchasing a radio-based wireless data collection system, the shop witnessed a 25-percent reduction in its inspection process.  

Compact Vision System Inspects Small Parts

Contamination-Resistant Electronic Micrometers

Extended-Range Electronic Calipers With Slim Profile

Video Measurement System With Automatic Edge Detection

Wireless Collection Of Measurement Data
In manufacturing, reacting to measurement data in a timely fashion is critical. A fast response to undesirable trends can prevent scrap or rework. The problem is, it can be slow and cumbersome to collect, deliver and analyze measurement data. Recent efforts to expedite this process have included shop-wide cable networks with bar code readers and other automated devices. The latest development along these lines is wireless data handling.

Systems Execute Simple And Complex Parts Measurements

Saw Blades Feature Customized Tooth Design

Electronic Height Gages