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How to Use the Catalog

I have a new grooving, boring, turning, threading, or parting application for THINBIT tooling.

  • Turn to the inside cover of the catalog.
  • The catalog is arranged by application.  External applications are on the left, internal applications are on the right.
  • Grooving (Section 1), Face Grooving (Section 2), Boring & Turning (Section 3), Threading and Chamfering (Section 4),  and Parting (Section 5).
  • Other sections to note are the Modifications (Section 8), Technical (Section 9), and LITTLEBIT®
    (Section 10)
  • Turn to the first two pages of Section 1.  The page number format is “section – page”.
  • The left page (page 1-1) has pictures of each tool type with basic dimensions, application information and the page number.
  • The right hand page (page 1-2) contains information about terminology used within the section.
  • Once you have determined the appropriate tool type, go to the page referenced (example page 1-9).
  • On the tooling page you will find the left hand page (page 1-9) contains general information and compatible toolholders.
  • The right hand page (page 1-10) features a chart for selecting the exact tool or insert.  The chart contains tool geometry information, compatible toolholder orientations, and the locations for speeds and feeds and material grades.  The graphic at the top of the page shows a visual representation of the specifications to be chosen in the order chart.  The middle of the page contains a written example for developing an order code.

An alternate method to select tooling is found on pages 9-3 and 9-4.
First select your application from the picture at the top of the page, and then find your application’s letter designation in the first column of the table below.  Follow the row to the right to find compatible inserts and toolholders.

I have a THINBIT® part number and want to find it in the catalog.

Page 6 lists products alphabetically by part number and page 7 lists discontinued products.