Holder & Insert
Indexable cutting tools perform like traditional cutting tools but have a tool body or toolholder that accepts replaceable indexable inserts to form a cutting edge. The inserts can be swapped out for new ones of the same type or different types without removing the tool body or toolholder from the machine. Indexable cutting tools are used on milling machines or turning machines to remove material in milling, hole making, threading, boring, parting, grooving and turning operations. They require fewer tool changes than solid tools in high-volume metalworking and fabrication applications with high speeds, high feeds and difficult-to-machine materials.