External Turning Tools

External Turning Tools

External Turning Tools

External turning tools are the most commonly used tools for lathe machining since they are designed to remove material. There are variations of turning tools, such as roughing turning tools, and finishing turning tools, specially designed to remove material, face a part, do profiling, and perform finishing passes.

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External Turning Tools - 3/4" Shank

External Turning Tools - 3/4" Shank

When choosing which size of external turning tools to use for a project, think about rigidity and how the tool will be held. For instance, 3/4" tools are ideal for operations on the 15L Slant-PRO Lathe since the Quick Change Tool Post, and turret and gang tool holders all fit 3/4" tools perfectly. The stable shank provides the rigidity necessary to cut effectively.

External Turning Tools - 3/8" Shank

External Turning Tools - 3/8" Shank

When choosing which size of external turning tools to use for a project, think about rigidity and how the tool will be held. For instance, 3/8" tools are compatible with the RapidTurn with the aid of shims.

External Turning Tools - 1/2" Shank

External Turning Tools - 1/2" Shank

When choosing which size of external turning tools to use for a project, think about rigidity and how the tool will be held. For instance, 1/2" tools are ideal for operations on the RapidTurn by Tormach since the holder fits a 1/2" tool perfectly, and the stable shank provides the rigidity necessary to cut effectively.