Calculating Presetter Payback

A cost payback calculator enables you to determine how quickly an offline tool presetter will pay for itself.

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Tool presetters come in a variety of models, range from low to high price points, and are available with a number of options. They traditionally have been used in tandem with CNC milling machines, and this article offers practical information about using presetters for that equipment. On the other hand, this article that ran in our sister publication Production Machining explains how offline presetters are becoming more popular for turning centers, some of which already have their own onboard presetters.

The trick is determining whether an offline presetter makes sense for your situation. As noted in this blog post, Big Kaiser has developed a cost payback calculator to determine how quickly (in number of days) a new presetter will pay for itself. Plug in the values and see what you get.