Grooving Inserts

Grooving

Family Overview

Our range of grooving inserts is designed to work with standard Carmex thread turning tool holders, and deliver high-quality grooves. These inserts are manufactured using a variety of blank sizes: 6 mm (5/32″), 8 mm (3/16″), 11 mm (1/4″), 16 mm (3/8″), 22 mm (1/2″), and 27 mm (5/8″).

Notes:

  • Same insert can be used for External + Right Hand, and for Internal + Left Hand jobs
  • Same insert can be used for Internal + Right Hand, and for External + Left Hand jobs
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GROOVING INSERTS

Grooving inserts with straight (“sharp”) edges.

Notes:

  • Same insert can be used for External + Right Hand, and for Internal + Left Hand jobs
  • Same insert can be used for Internal + Right Hand, and for External + Left Hand jobs
  • For inserts with size of 16 mm (3/8″), use AE 16-0 or AI 16-0 anvils

Carbide Grade(s):

PVD TiN coated grade for low cutting speeds. Works well with a wide range of stainless steels. (P30-P50, K25-K40)
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GROOVING INSERTS FOR SNAP RING

Grooving inserts with rounded edges.

Notes:

  • Same insert can be used for External + Right Hand, and for Internal + Left Hand jobs
  • Same insert can be used for Internal + Right Hand, and for External + Left Hand jobs
  • For inserts with size of 16 mm (3/8″), use AE 16-0 or AI 16-0 anvils

Carbide Grade(s):

PVD TiN coated grade for low cutting speeds. Works well with a wide range of stainless steels. (P30-P50, K25-K40)
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EXTERNAL HOLDERS

Tool holders for turning inserts. The holders that belong to the current line of products support only external threads/grooves.

Features:

  • Left-hand and right-hand variants available
  • Optional “U-Type” tool holders are compatible with “U-Type” thread turning inserts
  • Most tool holders are made with a 1.5° helix angle. For other angles, please consult the helix angle chart.
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EXTERNAL HOLDERS WITH TOP CLAMP

External tool holders for turning inserts. These holders have an additional clamp for extra insert fastening security.

Features:

  • Left-hand and right-hand variants available
  • Most tool holders are made with a 1.5° helix angle. For other angles, please consult the helix angle chart.

Notes:

  • Two clamping methods can be used: Screw / Top Clamp
  • For DER 2525 M22 and DER 1000 M22, use the K21 torx key for C22 clamp
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DROPHEAD HOLDERS

Tool holders for cutting external threads/grooves. These holders are specially designed to operate in an upside-down position, while keeping the height of the cutting edge at the same level as standard tool holders.

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GANG HOLDERS

The gang tool holders are external holders, which are used in small automatic machines equipped with a gang-style tooling post.

Features:

  • Left-hand and right-hand variants available
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X-TREAM JET (EXTERNAL HOLDERS WITH INTERNAL COOLANT)

A unique product line of external tool holders equipped with an internal coolant – enabling a flow of coolant to the cutting edge. This reduces the temperature of the cutting edge while machining, helping to extend the life span of the tool. Additionally, the coolant fluid aids in removal of the chips during operation – improving the cutting performance.

Features:

  • Two coolant connectors (using elbow fittings)
  • Available with either ø4 mm or ø6 mm (the default) connectors
  • Left-hand and right-hand variants available
  • Coated holders provide abrasion resistance
  • Tool holders are made with a 1.5° helix angle. For other angles, please consult the helix angle chart.
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INTERNAL HOLDERS

Tool holders for turning inserts. The holders that belong to the current line of products support only internal threads/grooves.

Features:

  • Left-hand and right-hand variants available
  • Optional “U-Type” holders are compatible with “U-Type” thread turning inserts
  • Most tool holders are made with a 1.5° helix angle. For other angles, please consult the helix angle chart.
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INTERNAL HOLDERS WITH COOLANT BORE

Tool holders for cutting internal threads/grooves. These holders improve on the basic internal tool holders by adding an integrated coolant bore. The coolant fluid helps to evacuate the chips, which helps to maximize tool performance, as well as extend the life of the insert.

Features:

  • Left-hand and right-hand variants available
  • Most tool holders are made with a 1.5° helix angle. For other angles, please consult the helix angle chart.
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INTERNAL HOLDERS WITH TOP CLAMP

Internal tool holders for turning inserts. These holders have an additional clamp for extra insert fastening security.

Features:

  • Left-hand and right-hand variants available
  • Most tool holders are made with a 1.5° helix angle. For other angles, please consult the helix angle chart.

Notes:

  • Two clamping methods can be used: Screw / Top Clamp
  • For DIR 0025 R22 and DIR 1000 R22, use the K21 torx key for C22 clamp
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HOLDERS WITH 3.5° HELIX ANGLE

Tool holders for internal turning jobs. Unlike the standard holders that use a 1.5° helix angle, the tool holders that belong to the current product line use 3.5°.

Typically, one would consider using such a tool holder in case of a large-pitch thread with a relatively small diameter.

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CARBIDE SHANK BARS

These carbide shank bars can be used to cut internal threads/grooves. They are especially well-suited for deep small bores with a long overhang, or for use in other situations, where chatter and deflection are expected. These bars have an integrated coolant bore, which helps with chip evacuation. This helps to maximize tool performance, as well as extend the life of the insert.

Features:

  • Left-hand and right-hand variants available
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STAR ⌀22MM HOLDERS

A line of holders designed for use with a popular range of Swiss-type automatic lathes by Star® Micronics.

Features:

  • Supports machines with a 22mm machining diameter
  • Left-hand and right-hand variants available
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QUICK CHANGE - EXTERNAL HOLDERS

The polygon shank tool holders of the Quick Change line are designed to be compliant with the ISO 26623-1 standard for toolholding systems. As such, they can be used with any coupling system that is based on the ISO 26623-1 standard, enabling quick & easy tool changes.

Features:

  • The tool holders are interchangeable with solutions by other (leading) manufacturers
  • Cooling through an internal bore is supported. This helps to evacuate the chips – aiding to maximize tool performance, as well as extend the life of the insert.
  • A polygon taper ensures automatic radial centering, and even pressure distribution around the coupling
  • Left-hand and right-hand variants available
  • Based on a 1.4° tapered polygon shank design
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QUICK CHANGE - INTERNAL HOLDERS

The polygon shank tool holders of the Quick Change line are designed to be compliant with the ISO 26623-1 standard for toolholding systems. As such, they can be used with any coupling system that is based on the ISO 26623-1 standard, enabling quick & easy tool changes.

Features:

  • The tool holders are interchangeable with solutions by other (leading) manufacturers
  • Cooling through an internal bore is supported. This helps to evacuate the chips – aiding to maximize tool performance, as well as extend the life of the insert.
  • A polygon taper ensures automatic radial centering, and even pressure distribution around the coupling
  • Left-hand and right-hand variants available
  • Based on a 1.4° tapered polygon shank design