Thinbit/Kaiser Tool Company

3620 Centennial Dr.
PO Box 80430
Fort Wayne, IN 46898-0430 US

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Company Profile

Kaiser Tool Company was founded in 1964 with the purpose of supplying small lathe cutting tools that were not available as standard, in-stock items.

THINBIT® CUTTING TOOLS -- WHEN IT COMES TO WORKING SMALL, WE THINK BIG!

THINBIT® GROOVE 'N TURN® DOVETAIL INSERTSTHINBIT®, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company, is pleased to announce the expansion of their GROOVE ’N TURN® line of dovetail grooving inserts.

THINBIT® FORM-A-GROOVE®

FORM-A-GROOVE® tooling improves production by generating complex profiles in a single plunge.

THINBIT® MINIBORE®

THINBIT®, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company, is pleased to present  MINI-BORE® indexable boring bars.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Thinbit grooving inserts

Tools Cut Internal Face Grooves with Major Diameters
Kaiser Tool’s Groove ‘N Turn line includes the Thinbit tools with right-hand, counter-clockwise face grooving inserts.

Thinbit Kaiser Groove 'N Turn

Dovetail Grooving Insert Line Expanded
Thinbit, manufactured by Kaiser Tool, has expanded its Groove ’N Turn line of dovetail grooving inserts, which are used to machine O-ring dovetail grooves with 66-degree undercut angles.

Thinbit Groove N Turn

Expanded Dovetail Grooving Insert Line
The Thinbit line of Groove ‘N Turn dovetail grooving inserts, by Kaiser Tool Co. has been expanded to offer more sizes.

Thinbit Groove ‘N Turn

Expanded Insert Line Cuts Interior Threads
Kaiser Tool has expanded its Thinbit Groove ‘N Turn line with the addition of Acme threading inserts designed to cut threads ranging from 4 to 16 threads per inch on conventional, Swiss-type and CNC lathes.

Support Blade-Style Tooling Cuts Internal Face Grooves
Thinbit has expanded its Deepgroove line of support blade-style tooling.

ThinBit DeepGroove tools

Blade-Style Tooling for Internal Grooving
ThinBit, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Co., is expanding its line of DeepGroove support blade-style tooling.

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The Right Tools for Micro Grooves
Mack Tool and Engineering used modified inserts to create micro-grooves, but they were prone to breaking. After switching to Thinbit Groove ‘N Turn tools from Kaiser Tool, the company experienced increased tool life.

In the Groove for 50 Years
It’s an American success story. In 1964, William and Hazel Kaiser founded a company to produce and market Thinbit, an innovative line of grooving tools. At first, the business operated out of the couple’s attic and garage. Fifty years later, the Kaiser Tool Company’s products continue to help shops such as Mack Tool and Engineering with successful solutions for demanding grooving applications.

Thinbit Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary
The Kaiser Tool Company began with a single line of small grooving tools in 1964.

Kaiser Tool Thinbit Form-A-Groove tooling

Grooving Tools Generate Complex Profiles
Kaiser Tool Co.'s Thinbit Form-A-Groove tooling can generate complex profiles in a single plunge.

Custom Form Tools for Complex Profiles
The company’s Form-A-Groove tooling can generate complex profiles in a single plunge.

Toolholders for a 30-60-Degree Angle
Groove ‘N Turn toolholders are available in 3/4" and 1" square and are used for making undercuts and thread reliefs at a 30-degree/60-degree angle.

Form Tools
(Sponsored Content) The new THINBIT® FORM-A-GROOVE® tools simplify programming, increase production, increase accuracy, and free tool locations for other tools. FORM-A-GROOVE® tools allow you to generate complex profiles in a single plunge.

Inserts for Static O-Ring Grooves
Thinbit, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company, offers an addition to the Groove ‘N Turn line for machining static O-ring grooves.

Dovetail Grooving Inserts
 Manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company, the Groove ‘N Turn line includes dovetail grooving inserts that machine O-ring dovetail grooves with 66-degree undercut angles.

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Dovetail Grooving Inserts
Thinbit, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company, has expanded its Groove ‘N Turn line to include dovetail grooving inserts. Dovetail grooving inserts are used to machine O-ring dovetail grooves with 66-degree undercut angles.

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Round Internal Toolholder Selection Expands
Thinbit, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company, has expanded its selection of internal Groove ‘N Turn toolholders. Available in ½", 5/8", ¾" and 1" diameters, the toolholders have a 1.

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Expanded Selection Of Tooling Adapters
Thinbit, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company, has expanded its selection of adapters for the Mini-Bore, Microbit and MiniGroove ‘N Turn tooling lines. The new adapters are available with 3/4" and 1" ODs and 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2" IDs. .

Addition to Toolholder Line
Groove n’ Turn toolholders offer a new holder available in 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" and 1" diameters. It has a 1. 250" minimum bore and holds inserts with cutting depths to 0.

10 Considerations When Using Grooving Tools
The dynamics of chip formation and evacuation make grooving in turning operations unique in almost every way. Innovative insert designs and coatings can improve your grooving operation, but to be completely successful, there are some other things you should know.

Product Categories of Thinbit/Kaiser Tool Company

Boring Tools for Turning Machines
Chamfering Tools
Cut-Off Tools/Attachments
Facing Tools/Heads
Form Tools
Grooving Tools
Inserts, Indexable (Carbide, etc.) & Tool Inserts
Laser Marking Systems
Threading Tools
Threading Tools - Cutting
Toolholders
Tooling Systems, Modular and/or Quick-Change

Trade Names

DEEPGROOVE®
DESIGN-A-GROOVE®
FORM-A-GROOVE®
GROOVE 'N TURN®
Laser Images®
LITTLEBIT®
MICROBIT®
Mini GROOVE 'N TURN®
MINI-BORE®
MINI-BORE® TRIGON®
THINBIT®

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THINBIT® MINIBORE®

THINBIT®, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company, is pleased to present  MINI-BORE® indexable boring bars.  These bars have superior rigidity and yield better surface finishes, deeper cutting depths and longer extension ratios.  Available in 3/16”, 1/4” and 3/8” diameters for WCGT style .156”, .187” and .250” IC inserts.

 

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THINBIT® FORM-A-GROOVE®

FORM-A-GROOVE® tooling improves production by generating complex profiles in a single plunge. 

FORM-A-GROOVE®tools consist of combinations of simple grooves or more complex combinations of grooves, arcs, angles, convex and concave radii.  Tools can be composed of stacks of individual inserts or a single carbide block up to 2” wide.  THINBIT’s Application Engineers will design the tooling based on the customer’s exact requirements. 

FORM-A-GROOVE® tools simplify programming, increase production and free tool locations for other tools.  Delivery starts at 5 working days with a minimum order of 3 pieces.

Toolholders are available in 1” round and 1/2”, 3/4” and 1” square for internal and external applications.  FORM-A-GROOVE®tools can be coated with TiN, TiCN, TiAIN or Diamond film coatings.

For more information regarding the entire THINBIT® line, please visit our website at www.thinbit.com.

 

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THINBIT® CUTTING TOOLS -- WHEN IT COMES TO WORKING SMALL, WE THINK BIG!

THINBIT® GROOVE 'N TURN® DOVETAIL INSERTS

THINBIT®, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company, is pleased to announce the expansion of their GROOVE ’N TURN® line of dovetail grooving inserts.  Dovetail grooving inserts are used to machine O-ring dovetail grooves with 66o undercut angles.  The insert design is optimized for strength by utilizing an insert pair to generate the groove form.  Insert sizes are .030”, .050, .060, .070”, .080, .090”, .100”, .125” and .150” with major diameters starting at .300”.  Available in sub-micron grain carbide grades for ferrous and non-ferrous materials either uncoated or with TiN, TiCN, TiAIN or diamond film coatings.  GROOVE ’N TURN® dovetail inserts can be used on conventional, Swiss and CNC machines.

Toolholders are available in square shank size 5/16” through 1-1/4” and round shank sizes ½” through 1” with straight and 90o presentations.  GROOVE ’N TURN®dovetail inserts fit existing “L” series THINBIT® toolholders.

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Company Profile

Kaiser Tool Company was founded in 1964 with the purpose of supplying small lathe cutting tools that were not available as standard, in-stock items. Today, our line of THINBIT® cutting tools includes more than 100,000 in-stock tools for grooving, threading, parting, boring and turning.