Tool Locking Fixture protects tool holder shanks.

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Nylon sleeve in tool holder locking fixture protects ground steel taper shanks from being damaged when tools are mounted or removed. Locking fixtures can also be used to eliminate on-spindle tool changes that can cause damage to high-speed spindles. Fixtures are available in 30, 40, 45, and 50 CAT taper sizes, as well as all HSK A and C tapers. One set of sleeves is included with each fixture.



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New T.M. Smith Tool Locking Fixture Protects Tool Holder Shanks


As the metalworking industry has moved towards using tool holders with more highly precision ground shanks, like HSK, it is essential that they don't get scratched or torn up, particularly when tools are being locked into the holder. For these reasons, T.M. Smith Tool is introducing a new tool holder locking fixture that features a nylon sleeve that protects the ground steel taper shanks from being damaged when tools are mounted or removed. Typically, locking fixtures are used to eliminate "on-spindle" tool changes that can cause damage to the precision high-speed spindles.

The T.M. Smith locking fixtures with the nylon sleeves are available in 30, 40, 45 & 50 CAT taper sizes as well as all HSK A and C tapers. The units are heavy-duty, practical and affordable. One set of sleeves is included with each fixture.

T.M. Smith Tool International Corporation was founded in the 1957. It is a leader in the design and manufacture of quick change tool holders for drilling, reaming and tapping. Over time it has become well known, particularly in the worldwide automotive industry, for quality and innovative design and engineering. The company currently holds over 60 U.S. and international patents in tool holding technology.

Send inquiries to:
Gerald R. Norton,
T.M. Smith Tool International Corp.
306 Hubbard Avenue
Mt. Clemens, MI 48046
Telephone (810) 468-1465
Fax (810) 468-2299

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