Thinbit/Kaiser Tool Company

Phone: 260-484-3620
Toll-Free: 888-844-6248
Fax: 260-482-1881

Please visit: Thinbit/Kaiser Tool Company

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

A Special Message from Thinbit/Kaiser Tool Company

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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.

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

  • Laser Images®
  • Mini GROOVE 'N TURN®

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As seen in MMS

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


  • 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.