Special Tool Holders

When a complex part or fixture interference is making machining with a standard tool holder impossible, TM Smith Tool will design a custom solution for you.

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Quick Change Tap Holders


TM Smith Tool offers the largest selection of in stock quick change tap holders available on the market. Our Rigid, Radial Floating and Tension/Compression tap holders are available in Steep Taper, HSK, Straight, Automotive (ACME), Jacobs and Morse Taper shanks.

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Quick Change Tap Adapters


TM Smith Tool offers the largest selection of quick change tap adapters available on the market.

  • Standard ball drive or tang drive adapters
  • Adjustable length adapters with tension and/or compression
  • Adapters range from #6 to 2″
  • Available for ANSI, DIN, ISO and JIS standards
  • Extensions available for fixture or part clearance
  • Through coolant design
  • ER collet style adapters for tapping and reaming
  • Interchangeable with most Bilz style holders
  • Specials available for non standard shank & square combinations

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Radial Floating Collet Chuck

Radial Floating Collet Chucks

TM Smith Tool’s radial floating collet chucks are a preferred choice for reaming and tapping applications. The free floating design allows the reamer or tap to easily find an existing hole on a work piece. The design of the holder allows the operator to adjust the centering pressure for their specific application.

  • 360 degree radial float
  • Available in HSK. Steep Taper, Straight, Automotive (ACME), Jacobs and Morse Taper shanks
  • Through coolant design
  • Accepts standard ER collets (ER11 to ER40)
  • Adjustable Centering Pressure

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Quick Change Drilling Systems

TM Smith Tool offers two proven quick change drilling systems. The BALL-LOCK® and SMITH-LOCK® can be used on CNC lathes, screw machines, Automotive (straight bore) and Tru-Taper® Spindles .

  • Cutting tools can be changed in 5 seconds
  • Convert any ACME shank tool holder to a quick change holder with a TM Smith Tool conversion nut
  • Collet Chucks accept standard ER or Double Angle collets

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View SMITH-LOCK® Over Spindle Adapters (OSA)
View BALL-LOCK® Collet Chuck
View BALL-LOCK® Over Spindle Adapters (OSA)
View Quick Change Conversion Nuts

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Automotive (ACME) Shank Tooling

TM Smith Tool offers a full line of Automotive (ACME) shank tool holders.

View Rigid ER & Double Angle Collet Chucks
View Rigid Quick Change Tap Holders
View Radial Floating Quick Change Tap Holders
View Radial Floating ER Collet Chucks
View Tension & Compression Tap Holders
View Radial Float with Tension & Compression QC Tap Holders
View Close Center Tap Holders

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Single Angle(ER) & Double Angle(DA) Straight Shank Collet Extensions

Straight shank collet extensions are available in ER and Double Angle collet options.

  • Available in ER 8 to ER 40 and DA 300 to DA 180
  • Custom lengths available upon request

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