To secure a cutting tool or insert in place and position it in proximity to the workpiece, you need a tool holder. Depending on the kind of cutting device, they come in varied forms and sizes; the boring bar is probably the most popular tool holder. Apart from that, there are also end mill holders, face mill holders, and lathe tool holders.
For a successful cutting procedure, both the tool holder and the cutting tool or insert must be correctly correlated to one another, while also being able to accurately fit in the spindle of the machine. The tool holder should hold the cutting tool or insert securely in place, offering an equal amount of stability that allows the insert to spin freely in the spindle.
The tool holder’s primary duties require it to ensure the serrated cutting tool or insert is correctly positioned as well as securely fastened at the right distance away from the spindle’s central point.
The accuracy and precision of a tool holder are critical when selecting the right one, as it needs to be capable of correctly positioning the cutting tool or insert in relation to the material. Equally, its function must be to securely maintain the cutting tool or insert at an exact distance from the spindle axis.
Various companies produce tool holders, and three of the best known brands are Kennametal, Sandvik, and Walter.
Kennametal is an industry-leading producer of tool holders, built to the highest standards and boasting impressive levels of accuracy and precision. Crafted using only the very best in materials, their holders are designed to ensure the perfect placement of cutting tools and inserts.
Manufactured by Sandvik, tool holders are constructed from the finest materials existing on the market and provide impeccable accuracy and positioning of all cutting tools or inserts used.
Supplying its customers with only the finest tool holders, Walter stands at the forefront of manufacturing. Each and every one of these pieces is specially crafted from the highest grade of materials to provide exact positioning of cutting tools or inserts.