Tooling & Workholding

Cutting Tools
The broad category of “cutting tools” includes all of the consumable tooling involved in milling, drilling, turning and other lathe and machining center operations. Drills, end mills, taps, reamers and inserts are all included here. Consumable tooling used on certain other types of machine tools is included here as well. Also found here are toolholders and closely related accessories such as angle heads.

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Video: Big Boring Operations on a Marine Prop Housing


East Texas Machine Works focuses on large-scale work. Here’s a video showing impressive boring operations on a marine component.

Video: Modulation Assisted Machining


This footage shows the effect of a techology that speeds and simplifies center drilling by oscillating the drill through many pecks per second.



Cutting Tool Edge Prep: The Invisible Advantage

By: Peter Zelinski
Edge preparation involves removing material from a cutting tool in order to extend its life. That may sound counterintuitive, but a maker of glass molds says edge prep has dramatically reduced the amount it spends on tools.

Second Chances for Surplus Tools

By: Peter Zelinski
A new website aims to give shops with excess tooling a way to sell that tooling to other shops. Cutting tool suppliers are using the site for their own excess tools.

Göltenbodt toolholders

Presettable Toolholders Enable Quick Tool Changes

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Available from Schwanog, Göltenbodt’s next-generation line of toolholders is designed for Tornos MultiSwiss 6X4 and Star Swiss-type automatic lathes.

Lovejoy Tool MaxCut 651 cutters

Cutters and Inserts Enable Continuous Heavy-Duty Cutting

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Lovejoy Tool Co.’s MaxCut 651 cutters feature a new chip gullet design and 0.250"-thick inserts for continuous heavy-duty work.

Iscar F3P, M3P, R3P chipformers

Chipformers Improve Surface Finish in Turning Applications

By: Edited by Stephanie Monsanty
Iscar introduces three new chipformers for finishing medium and rough turning of steel: the F3P, M3P and R3P.


ERIX tool saves up to 90% of the manufacturing time on back spotfacing and chamfering operations.
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