Lathe Tool Setter

Lathe Tool Setter

Tool setters are vital for two essential phases – the presetting stage and the verification stage. Tools get their measurement before entering the machining process by undergoing the presetting stage. The axis motion of the device gives real dimensions, which differ significantly from other theoretical measures of tool calculators. Additionally, it is possible to detect and adjust the thermal drift of the machine using software cycles. 

Tool setting enables one to acquire the exact values of diameter and length. Tool setters measure inside the machine’s working space and capture real-time conditions of the machining process. This option is more meaningful than capturing data outside the device. 

How to operate a lathe setter

  • Read and understand the technical documentation of the tools
  • Prepare the setup and plan operations that adhere to the written specifications and align with the tools’ activities
  • Select materials that are useful for the job task
  • Startup the lathe setter machine
  • Monitor the machine and ensure that it follows the provided guidelines
  • Adjust the control and change settings when necessary to keep a tolerable environment
  • Inspect workpieces and verify that they have the specified measurements, such as using tools like the dial indicator, gauges, and micrometer
  • Lift the metal stock using a hoist and secure them firmly in the machines
  • Replace the tools and sharpen any blunt ones after several uses. These may be items such as the cutting grinder and bench grinder
  • Maintain the turn of the machine by servicing the moving parts
  • Examine the quality of the forms products to rule out possibilities of problems or declination of the device
  • Report any issues to a lathe tool setter expert and consider acquiring a replacement from a reputable store 

Why chose our lathe setter

High accuracy

CNC machining centers from Tool Eye rely on the extreme accuracy of the measurement tools. A lathe tool setter reads and corrects errors due to thermal expansion and contraction, which differentiate the day and night. The precision of the temperature is as keen as one μm.

Better production

Enhance the networking rate by improving the detection of breakage of tools and avoiding machining problems that arise when the system does not have manning. A tool setter will stop operations immediately after sensing an unexpected calibration and production. 

The current lathe tool setter reduces problems at work by reducing the need to repeat procedures like grinding and calculation of measurements. The signal inputted into the CNC will be acutely relevant when the blade presses against the contact. 


CNC tools are critical in a wide array of industries. This fact means that you will hardly ever find the same tool performing the same task. You can quickly produce complicated outputs using essential skills on the lathe tool setter. Basic machining knowledge is vital in working through the most complicated lathe setting procedures.

An important tip while using the setter

It is essential to understand a few tips that are useful while using the machine. Set the device to the correct height to avoid damaging the tool or part of the lathe. Additionally, a properly stationed machine is useful in protecting one from plausible work accidents.




Lathe Tool Setter
Tool Eye, Inc. – Touch Master
610A East Battlefield #211
Springfield MO 65807 US

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