Heat Shrink Toolholder – Free Mounting with Insert Tool Purchase!

Heat Shrink Chuck

Heat Shrink Chuck

The Heat Shrink Tool Holder offers some substantial benefits when compared to standard HSK-63F tool holders. A Heat Shrink chuck creates a more uniform, rigid connection between the CNC machine and the tool resulting in less vibration and a noticeably faster and smoother cut.

Here are some of the major benefits:

– One piece tool holder with no additional parts (nut/collets)

– Extremely tight tolerance 0.003mm & balancing properties

– High clamping force (~10,000 lbs) and rigidity

– improved tolerance equates to improved finish quality and longer tool life

– Slim design, ideal for 5-axis machines and tight routing conditions

heat shrink tool chuck expanding

Heat Shrink Chuck Expanding

Heat Shrink Chuck Cooling

Heat Shrink Chuck Cooling

Wondering how shrink fit tool holders work? The receiving end of the tool holder is heated with an electric heating induction machine.

This causes the steel body  to expand, allowing for the insertion of the tool shank. Once the tool shank has been inserted the heating element is turned off allowing the steel to cool and “shrink” around the shank of the tool. To remove the tool, just repeat the process.

Because of the need for an induction heating element to change tools, many companies will find this system not ideal for using solid carbide tools. However, we offer this service for FREE when you purchase a Heat Shrink tool holder with any of our standard or custom insert tools.

This system is ideal for longer life tools like PCD and insert tools due to the fact you do not have to remove the tool from the tool holder to change out the knives.  With PCD tooling, if you utilize our sharpening service you can send the tool in with tool holder intact, we will take care of the rest.

 Are you interested in maximizing the precision in your shop? Contact us for more information on the Heat Shrink tool holders.

Z-Mill – Designed for High Feed Rates

The Z-Mill high shear PCD (polycrystalline diamond) router bit is designed for running at high feed speeds while still providing an excellent finish quality. This tool is supplied with a high-density steel tool body and depending on the cutting diameter, is offered with either 2 or 3 cutting wings.  What sets this high-performance PCD bit apart from the rest is the 20-degree position of the cutting tips.

High Shear PCD Router Bit - Z-Mill

High Shear PCD Router Bit – Z-Mill

The high shear angle provides an excellent finish and the durability of the diamond will lead to cost savings when compared to solid carbide over the life of the tool. The Z-Mill is well suited for cutting a variety of materials including MDF, Chipboard, Laminated materials, and both hard and soft wood. The high shear angle offers the benefit of reduced cutting pressure and promises improved results, especially when exiting the material which many times leads to “blow out” . The performance of this tool in terms of speed and finish quality is truly unmatched.

 Contact us for more information on the Z-Mill  and for more information on how PCD can improve your tooling budget.

DIASTART- Feed Faster with this Disposable PCD Router Bit

Diastart PCD 2-Flute Router Bit

Diastart PCD 2-Flute Router Bit

Adding to our impressive line of standard ½” diameter PCD (polycrystalline diamond) router bits, we are excited to introduce the 6814 Series DIASTART Two-Flute PCD Router Bit. The DIASTART is an affordable, two-flute router bit which facilitates faster feed rates compared to the conventional 1+1 disposable diamond bit.  The 6814 Series is designed for nested applications on CNC routers and features a short upcut.  If the price of PCD tooling has deterred your shop from trying it, or the feed rate limitations of disposable PCD bits has been a drawback in the past, now is the time to see what all the fuss is about!

This compression style router bit is the ideal cutter for grooving and jointing particle board, veneered wood or laminated MDF up to 1” thick. The DIASTART provides an excellent finish quality and improved feed speeds at an affordable price. 

When compared to solid carbide, PCD tooling can reduce your tooling inventory and costs while improving production efficiencies.  The DIASTART offers extended run time and a rigid tool body construction that provides excellent finish results!  Interested in more information? We have these in stock so give us a call at 1-800-544-8436 or contact us now!

Cutting Rebates or Shallow Grooves? Save Money with this Insert Rebate Cutter

6219 Series Insert Rebate Cutter

6219 Series Insert Rebate Cutter

Does your CNC machining process call for cutting rebates or shallow grooves? Our 6219 Series Insert Router Bit is designed to provide the benefits of carbide with the cost savings of insert tooling.  This 1+1 flute tool offers a dedicated down shear plunging insert, and a main cutting insert that produces an excellent finish on laminate, hardwoods and coated surfaces.  This bit is especially suitable for grooving, rebating and cuts in door production with hinge and lock pockets, face plates, fixing straps for floor sealings, etc.

6219 - Edge

6219 – Edge

6219 Series Insert Router Bit

6219 Series Insert Router Bit

The 6219 Series Insert Router Bit comes in a range of sizes (16-24mm Diameter) and may be used with a replaceable shank system which is available in various metric and inch dimensional sizes:

  • One straight, 4-sided insert knife and one reversible insert tip for plunge cutting
  • Great for rebating and grooving producing a clean surface finish
  • Produces a clean finish on laminate, hardwood and coated surfaces

Reduce your tooling inventory and tooling cost substantially while improving efficiencies with a tool that offers a constant cutting diameter, economical inserts, rigid tool body construction and excellent finish results! Interested in more information? Give us a call at 1-800-544-8436 or contact us now!