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Microscope Applications

The Microscope line offers unique solutions for boring, chamfering, grooving and threading applications.

Boring Applications

  • Boring
  • Boring 90°
  • Boring & Profiling
  • Boring with Chip Breaker
  • Boring with Chip Former
  • Back Boring

Minimum Bore Diameter Range: 1.0mm - 7.2mm

Edge Preparation is also available for boring applications, for extended tool life and improved surface finish.

Grooving Applications

  • Square Grooving
  • Round Grooving
  • Pre-Part Off
  • Internal Face Grooving
  • External Face Grooving

Minimum Bore Diameter Range: 4.2mm - 7.2mm

For a complete range of Face Grooving applications visit GROOVEX Face Grooving & Turning.

Chamfering Applications

  • Boring & Chamfering 45°
  • Face Chamfering 45°

Minimum Bore Diameter Range: 1.0mm - 7.2mm

Threading Applications

Threading Standards: 

  • ISO Metric
    American UN
    Partial Profile 60°
    Partial Profile 55°

Minimum Bore Diameter Range: 3.2mm - 17.0mm


Microscope Grades

VTX - Excellent for boring applications in medium-to-high cutting speeds and in dry conditions. General purpose grade for prevention of peeling and chipping. Multi-layered AlTiN PVD coated.

VBX - Excellent for all applications and outstanding wear resistance in low-to-medium cutting speeds, combined with good fracture toughness.
TiCN PVD coated.


Microscope Toolholders

Microscope toolholders are offered to fit virtually any type of machine.

Microscope toolholders feature:

  • Improved Coolant Thru - Two coolant holes for effective chip removal and cooling of cutting edge
  • Simple Clamping System - Clamping system uses one large screw to secure the insert in the holder
  • Stopper Pin - Provides precise cutting edge height and perfect axial location
  • Slanted Insert Design - Exact radial insert location for high repeatability




Round Shank - Four Flats and Two Flats


Square Shank


Drop Head Toolholder

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