Lathe Tools

A short summary demonstrating the variety of lathe tools we offer is as follows:


  • Single Point Tool Holders: These tools come in two varieties: QHC holders have two flats on the O.D., two coolant holes, four set screws and can be used with or without the back stop while DHF holders have two set screws and one flat.

Boring Bars

  • Radial Relief Boring Bars: Have the strongest cutting edge.
  • Mini-Boring Bars: Come in a range of diameters from 0.015 to 0.045 of an inch. They are fluted to retain maximum strength, making them much less likely to break.
  • Boring Bars: Are stocked with both right hand and left hand cut. The right hand cut boring bars come with or without a corner radius which provides improved surface finish and performance. Both right and left hand boring bars feature a primary and secondary relief behind the cutting edge.
  • Diamond Tipped Boring Bars: PCD tipped boring bars are used for cutting abrasive non-ferrous materials while CBN boring bars are used for cutting hard cast iron and ferrous metal over 45 RC.
  • Helical Boring Bars: Have a helical flute that produces less side cutting pressure, which facilitates cutting unfavorable length-to-diameter ratios.
  • Profile Boring Bars: Are ideal for internal profiling on CNC lathes. They are more flexible so they can be used to cut an array of different angles on a part.
  • Back Chamfer Boring Bars: Are designed to bore a diameter and cut a chamfer at the end of a hole. They also excel at cutting thread reliefs.

Threading Tools

  • ACME Threading Tools: Offered in both acme and stub acme profiles.
  • Qualified Thread Tools: Have a positive top rake on the face and a qualified length from the thread form to the back of the tool.
  • Thread Tools: Our wide range of sizes enables you to select the thread tool with the most rigidity for you application.

Grooving Tools

  • Retaining Ring Groove Tools: Cut an internal groove with straight edges.
  • Full Radius Groove Tools: Also cut an internal groove with straight edges but with a full radius as well.
  • O-Ring Groove Tools: Are used to machine a groove with tapered sides.
  • Undercut Groove Tools: Offered in two different styles, with or without a radius. Both are ideal for undercutting a sharp inside corner and the undercut tool with a radius can also be used as a profile tool.
  • Face Groove Tools: As the name implies, these tools can cut a groove in the face of a part.

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