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The Truth about Balance: It’s the Assembly that Matters

By Drew Strauchen – Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Haimer

There is a cloud of misinformation surrounding the topic of balance in the metalworking industry. Sometimes created accidentally through the communication grapevine, this misinformation gets passed down the vine and interferes with successful machining.

The truth about balance is this: When it comes to machining, it is all about the entire toolholder assembly. This means not just the naked holder but all of the components around it that complete the assembly, such as cutting tool, collet, collet nut, retention knob, set screw, and coolant tube.

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