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Standardized and Custom Tool-Holding Systems

Standardized & Custom Tool-Holding Systems When it comes to tool-holding systems, precision is essential. If you’ve tried to fit a tool shank into a collet that’s even a fraction too small, you may have discovered the importance of proper sizing. Even a slight size disparity could damage the collet, potentially rendering it dysfunctional. As the […]

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Floating Reamer Holders

Reamer Applications A reaming machine uses a specialized device to create a hole to your precise specifications. Unlike a flexible bit, a reamer is designed to create a hole with near-perfect concentricity. Avoid barreled, scared and ovalled holes by choosing a floating reamer holder from TM Smith. Reamers are typically used to gradually widen an […]

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CNC Tool Holders: What are They and What are the Different Types?

Your CNC machine uses a range of integral parts to complete your manufacturing process. An often-overlooked part of this dynamic machine is the tool holder. Find out more about special tool holders, why you need one and signs that your tool holder may need to be repaired or replaced. What Is a CNC Tool Holder? […]

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Types of CNC Tool Holders and How They Work

While machining tools are obviously integral to machine shops, special tool holders are just as important in the grand scheme. The right tool holder ensures precision, whether you’re tasked with cutting or drilling. A quality tool holder can also save you money by reducing wear on machining equipment. This can be a real concern in […]

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CNC Milling Tool Holders

Elevate the precision and performance of your CNC milling today with durable tool holders from TM Smith. Whether you need a replacement standard end mill holder or special tool holders for specialized manufacturing processes, here are some common types of tool holders. Use these signs of compromised tool holders to learn more about servicing or […]

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Tension Compression Tap Holder

Your CNC machining requires precision movements and cutting power to navigate complicated workpieces and avoid damage to your tools. If you’re ready to retire your rigid tap holders and enjoy the benefits of the latest tap holder design, discover why you should choose a tension compression tap holder. Compare this innovative design with other tap […]

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Radial Floating Tap Holders

Upgrade the precision and cutting performance of your CNC machinery with the latest tap holder designs. If you’re comparing all the best designs today and looking for a way to increase the precision and lifetime of your tapping holders, consider investing in radial floating tap holder options for your equipment. Learn more about these versatile […]

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HSK Tool Holders

If you’re searching for a specialty tool holder for your milling and CNC machining production facility, there is a wide range of special tool holders to select from. For a unique, high-speed spindle design, consider choosing an HSK tool holder. Learn more about this innovative design and discover how T.M. Smith can help you receive […]

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Morse Taper Tap Holder

Select quality parts and reliable engineering when you’re shopping for tapping holders for your tapping project. When you need innovative solutions and custom-fit tap holders, discover how a Morse Taper tap holder can offer you benefits you might not find with other brands and designs. Here are a few key features about Morse Taper products, […]

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CNC Floating Tap Holder

When engineers first invented the CNC machine in the 1940s, the game changed for machinists. This groundbreaking computer-assisted device streamlined the work process significantly, but designers are always looking for ways to improve. Some of the biggest innovations in this industry have to do with the accessories used for specialized tasks such as the CNC […]

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