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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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The Importance of Tool Holders

the importance of tool holders

Tool holders are important for effective and safe connections between high speed tools and a machine. With the right tool holder, an industry can consistently produce quality and reliable products in a safe way. T.M. Smith Tool offers a wide range of tool holders used by many industries for many different purposes, all the way […]

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Jacobs Taper Dimensions

jacobs taper dimensions

Why Use a Jacobs Taper Whether you’re just getting started in machine tooling or are an old hand at it, you’ve probably heard the term Jacobs taper thrown around. TM Smith Tool carries this popular and versatile tool mounting system on many of our products. If you’re curious about what defines a Jacobs taper or […]

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Jacobs Drill Chuck Taper

jacobs taper dimensions

T.M. Smith Tool adds new Jacobs Taper Rigid ER Collet Chucks to its family of Jacobs taper tool holders. The new durable collet tool chucks are manufactured from premium grade, through-hardened steel. The internal Jacobs taper and ER collet pockets are precision ground to provide T.I.R.  of 0.0002” or better. The T.M. Smith ER collets […]

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LCTH Straight Shank Collet Chuck

LCTH Straight Shank Tap Holder

Are you looking for a reliable, general-purpose compensating tap holder for your machining needs? If so, you can’t go wrong with the LCTH with a Straight Shank from T.M. Smith Tool. It’s manufactured from premium grade steel that can withstand rigorous use. It also allows you to easily adjust the centering pressure of the radial […]

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Custom HSK Tool Arbors

custom tool holders

Need a special tool holder or arbor? TM Smith Tool can design and manufacture custom HSK tool arbors to fit your needs. We understand no one wants a special- but when you can’t find a standard holder, let us help! Contact us today to discuss your application. Learn more about the types of specials we […]

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Steep Taper MQL Tool Holder Solution

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T.M. Smith Tool is developing a complete steep taper MQL tool holder solution. The system consists of a precision made ER collet chuck, retention knob with MQL delivery tube, and MQL adjusting screw. Multiple interchangeable MQL screw designs are available to meet your application requirements. CAT & BT MQL Shrink fit holders coming soon! Click […]

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