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The Wimberley Toolholder is a radical departure in toolholder design.

The inexpensive high speed steel tool bit is easy to sharpen. The toolholder's built-in back and side rake allow for efficient cutting in a variety of materials including steel and aluminum. Facing and turning can be acomplished with the holder in one orientation. This ensures that a very sharp edge is always just a few minutes and cents away. Click here for a list of Wimberley Toolholder characteristics and additional pictures.

Free samples available to those in positions of high visibility such as authors published in The Home Shop Machinist or similar magazines.

Wimberley Toolholder ($59.00)

Add 2 or more toolholders to your cart for $54.50 each.
In addition to the toolholder, you will receive a tool bit that is ground on both ends, a hex key, and instructions.
To purchase extra tool bits, click here.

Wimberley Toolhoder

"Regular cuts, facing, and turning to a shoulder, were all accomplished to my high satisfaction, all without changing the orientation of the cutter. This is superb!"
 -Glenn M. Schultz


"No resetting the tool block. No regrinding for a chip breaker. No fancy edge re-sharping angles for the edge grind. I personally think you have a winner."  
-Herbert Yohe


"Grind two facets, set the length and height, and start cutting. For the novice or experienced pro this tool will do a great job. Perhaps my highest recommendation is that I will buy others."  
-C. H. Sherin

 

The Wimberley toolholder is now made as an investment casting. This allows us to economically put the material were we want it and makes for a more aesthetically pleasing product. It also eliminates most of the machining associated with the original product. We will be experimenting with various materials. The first cast production models will be made of 17-4PH stainless steel in the annealed condition. We will also be making tool holders of 80-55-06 ductile iron. We will not be treating the surfaces of any of our toolholders, and the ductile iron holders will be coated with a wax or oil based rust inhibitor.

The Wimberley toolholder is not subjected to the kind of concentrated loads associated with an indexable carbide insert toolholder -- these toolholders are generally made of high alloy steel or tool steel. The Wimberley toolholder is so overdesigned that one I rendered in aluminum functions quite well. All my early prototypes were made of low carbon steel and the shape was not optimized. Nevertheless these toolholders held up well and never showed signs of wear or deformation. We expect our toolholders to last for the lifetime of the user.

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