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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

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

Groove'N Turn® Insertable Tooling
Groove'N Turn® Insertable Tooling

THINBIT® offers Groove 'N Turn®, a patented and patent pending, multi-directional grooving and turning tool system. Groove 'N Turn® inserts are available in groove widths from .004" through .150" in .001” increments. Face grooving style inserts have major diameters of .300", .750", 1.250" and 3". Threading inserts are available for 4 threads per inch and greater. Inserts are capable of working against a shoulder Grooving inserts are available in high speed steel and two grades of impact resistant, sub-micron grain carbide. Several coating options are also available. Custom geometries including radius, lead angles, modified threading and blank geometries are available for shipment from 72 hours.


FORM-A-GROOVE® Form Tools
FORM-A-GROOVE® Form Tools

Presenting Thinbit®'s NEW FORM-A-GROOVE® form tool system.  Generate complex profiles in a single plunge, simplify programming, increase productivity and accuracy, and free tool locations for other tools.  FORM-A-GROOVE® inserts are designed to your exact specifications from stacking individual inserts and spacers, or from a single block of carbide up to 2" wide.  Toolholders are available in 1 in. round and ½, ¾, and 1 in. square versions.  Inserts can be coated with TiN, TiCN, TiAIN, or Diamond film coatings.


DEEPGROOVE® Insertable Tooling
DEEPGROOVE® Insertable Tooling

Presenting Thinbit®'s support blade style tooling for deep grooving, parting, face grooving and threading. Inserts are available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6mm groove widths with cutting depths up to 1". Face grooving style tools have major diameters starting at .787"(20mm). Deepgroove® inserts are capable of working against a shoulder or bore wall and are made from impact resistant sub-micron grain carbide. Several coating options are also available.

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
  • Tool Holders & Adapters
  • 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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As seen in MMS

Specialized Tooling Configurations Available
ThinBit, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company, features Design-A-Groove tooling that can be modified according to a customer’s specific application requirements.

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.

Grooving Tools for Complex Profiles
Using ThinBit Form-A-Groove tooling, form tools can be customized 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.

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.

Multitasking Tools Cut More Than Grooves
Once, grooving tools were only thought of for making grooves or cutting off the part. Improved designs, materials and coatings make them perfect sense as all-purpose tools under the right conditions.

Insertable Tooling With 90-Degree Angle
Thinbit, manufactured by Kaiser Tools, has expanded its Groove ‘N Turn line of insertable tooling. The inserts have a 90-degree included angle for producing chamfers. They are available in three grades of material: D2 for steels; D5 for non-ferrous and HSS; and TiN, TiCN and TiAIN are also available.

Toolholders Designed For 45-Degree Angles
Manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company, Thinbit’s Groove ’N Turn toolholders are available in square sizes of ¾" and 1" and are used for making undercuts and thread reliefs at 45-degree angles. The toolholders can be used on conventional, Swiss and CNC machines for grooving insets in sizes from 0.004" to 0.155". Inser

Carbide Trigon Indexable Boring Bars

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  • 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.