Okay, aside from getting organized, what are you doing after the holidays? It’s a great time to get out in the shop and putter. Not sure what to do? Take a look at these great projects you can make with your ultra precision saw arbor and blade. Get off the couch and stop being a slug! Make this the best year yet in the shop.

Make Puzzles

Puzzles with less than 500 pieces are still fun. Make a large puzzle with 20 to 25 pieces and sit it out on a coffee table. People will start talking for sure.  Here’s what you do. Just start with your sketch laid out on grid paper. Take a look at this one from Stuff Done Right

Convert it to a 1:1 scale 2D DXF file for simplicity. Use work stock about 1/8″ thick. Start cutting with an ultra precision arbor and blade. Use an arbor that gets the blade close to the work area. Take your time to make the intricate cuts. This is how it turns out.

Image Courtesy of Stuff Done Right

With enough practice, you’ll be making these as gifts by the end of the year.

Wine Glass Charms

Wine glass charms help guests keep their glasses straight. For design inspiration, head over to Etsy where people sell these things for a pretty penny. Make a simple star or a complex as a snowflake. Because your ultra precision arbor absorbs vibration, you don’t worry about chatter and can cut complex designs. Heck, you might even start making these to sell yourself!

use ultra precision arbor and saw to cut wine charms from metalAdd beads or gems to the charm for a real artistic touch.

Cut Some Chargers


Chargers are metal plates larger than a dinner plate. They are used to make a table look just a bit fancier. Most women swoon over chargers but they don’t want to buy them. So, start practicing now and come birthdays or Mother’s Day you will be ready to make a set of charger plates.  Basically, all you need is a large round piece of metal.  Check out this one from Home Depot of all places!

You could cheat by buying the charger and just cutting the design. For a fancy touch, spray  it with paint and bake the finish on in the oven. With a delicate  design like this, use ultra precision. So, be sure to use an ultra precision arbor.

Ultra Precision Arbor Made in the USA

As an American machine hobbyist, don’t you want to support the hard working people in the US who machine for a living? Sure you do. So resolve to buy American in 2020.  Buy your ultra precision arbor from The Tool Company.

Get your cutter up close with no chatter or vibration. Now that’s precision. So, get in the shop. Create great things in 2020. Who knows, you might even sell them for a few bucks and turn your hobby into a side hustle.


High precision machining works within almost immeasurable tolerances. We’re talking single-digit micron range.  That’s ten-thousandths of an inch or 0.0001in. Talk about pretty serious precision! If you are serious about precision, you are serious about the tools and tool holders you use. An ultra precision arbor shares your desire to get it right on an ultra-small scale.

Industrial applications

Ultra precision machining has many industrial applications.

Aerultra precision arbor for machining for aerospace industryospace and defense manufacturing work requires exotic alloys and tight tolerances. If you work in these industries  you know you need more than precision.  You need ultra precision.

Medical products and devices are made from aluminum, steel, and titanium. These materials require ultra precision machining. Tolerances are tight when lives are on the line.

Telecommunications, electronics, and the alternative energy niches require parts that can only be produced with high precision machining.

These are just a few places where you find precision machining. It reaches into almost every industry. These days if an object contains parts it requires precision machining.  If you machine for almost any industry or machine parts, you’ve got to be ready.  Add a secret weapon to your arsenal.  Get an ultra precision arbor for high precision machining.

Ultra precision arbor for the ultimate control

Mount your machine on a base of solid granite for control. That’s a good idea. But if your arbor staggers like a drunken sailor you won’t have precision control. Be up for the demands of the job.  Get  control.  Get a secret weapon.

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Ultra Precision Arbors

That weapon is an ultra precision arbor from The Tool Company.  That’s your source for quality tools for CNC applications.

All ultra precision arbors at The Tool Company have a Vibra-Core design. It’s a design that allows the cutter vibration to be absorbed by the arbor, not magnified by the tool. The extra deep, low profile caps get you closer to the work area than any other saw arbor. That uber precision means ultra control.

These ultra precision arbors are just perfect for carbide and cobalt saws.  It doesn’t matter if  you are working in stainless steel or copper, this ultra precision arbor will hold your blade tight.  As if that’s not enough, it’s great for tool sharpening too!

The secret code is 6 and 5

The key numbers to unlock the secret weapon are 6 and 5.

The ultra precision arbor is made in 6 different sizes.  They go from ¼” up to 1 ¼”.  You can get an individual arbor or a complete set of 3. Always have the size you need on hand.

The other key number is 5.  The ultra precision arbor is backed by a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty.  These arbors are made in the USA by Sierra American Multi-Systems.  So put that arbor to work. It’s guaranteed to perform for 5 years.  You don’t see that very often.

Get the best

Make sure you get the best. Get your tools from The Tool Company. Everything we sell is American-made to be American strong.  Don’t get an arbor that will let you down. Get ultra precision with an ultra precision arbor from The Tool Company. Order your ultra precision arbor today.


You want an ultra precision arbor that you can rely upon to hold your saw for precision cutting time and time again. If you are CNC’ing with cobalt enhanced high speed steel or a carbide saw you need an ultra precision arbor that operates with the same precision as your saw.

Benefits of High Speed Steel

CNC’ers have made cobalt enhanced high speed steel the alloy of choice in saw blade metal for years. The most common alloy combines a generous portion of tungsten with cobalt to add strength and wear resistance. This cobalt-enhanced high speed steel (HSS) was developed to make working with stainless steel, titanium alloys, and other difficult metals much easier.

HSS is strong enough to withstand cutting forces making it the choice for applications such as slitting saws, face mills, and gear cutting.

HSS doesn’t cost as much as carbide so it sells for a lower price. It is also an alloy that is easily sharpened.

But HSS isn’t perfect. It is has limitations on the speed at which it can be run. You just can’t run HSS at the high rates you can use with carbide steel. But if tool life is more to the application than speed (like ultra precision cutting) HSS is the go-to alloy.

Benefits of Carbide for Precision Cuts

These days, HSS has been replaced by carbide for most high speed CNC applications. Carbide doesn’t have the strength of HSS but it can cut at a wide range of speeds. Under completely equal conditions, a carbide saw can cut anywhere from 4 to 12 times faster than HSS. So if you have a high speed CNC application, carbide is well suited for the job. It will allow you to operate more productively.

Check out these ideas from Bright Hub Engineering for getting more performance from your HSS tools.

Get Your Ultra Precision Arbor Now

It doesn’t matter if you are cutting with HSS or carbide, if you are cutting with an ultra precision saw; you need an ultra precision arbor. It doesn’t matter the application, from cutting to grinding or sharpening tools if you are doing it with precision, you can’t use an arbor that chatters or slips. Precision requires control. To get control, use an ultra precision saw arbor from The Tool Company.precision arbor

The Tool Company sells individual arbors in sizes that range from ¼” to 1 ¼” inside diameter hole size and sets of ultra precision saw arbors. Each arbor features “Vibra-Core Design”, to absorb cutter vibration. That means you can run at normal depths, feeds, and speeds and maintain your productivity without chatter, slipping, and vibration.

For the closest cutter to work area in any arbor, use an arbor made by Sierra American Multi-Systems and sold at The Tool Company.

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The Tool Company only sells ultra precision saw arbors that are made in the USA. Each ultra precision saw arbor features Weldon shanks and a full 5 year warranty.

Order online today and get ready to experience the feeling of real control that comes with using an ultra precision saw arbor to hold your saw.



CNC equipment utilizes very powerful motors. It doesn’t matter if you are making microscopic cuts for electronic applications or machining gears that power must be used with precision. Precision cuts require a high speed saw held by a precision saw arbor.

Use Carbide and Cobalt for Ultra Precision

Once upon a time, high speed steel was the material of choice for precision saws. Carbide has gradually replaced high speed steel over the years. High speed steel is still popular for drilling applications, but carbide is preferred when you need speed. Carbide can cut 4 to 12 times faster than cobalt-enhanced high speed steel, depending on the application.

Most shops use carbide and cobalt blade for their CNC cutting needs. By adding cobalt to high speed steel you get a saw with strength and wear resistance.

For burr-free cuts, use carbide or cobalt. The superior cut will save the time that further machining requires. Put together ultra high speed saws and CNC control and you get ultra high precision cutting performed at high speeds.

Precision Saws Require Saw Arbors Built for Precision

precision saw arborPrecision means being exact or accurate. Precision saws are only used when the cuts must be completely controlled. This calls for a saw arbor that complements your need for precision. The Tool Company understands the need for ultra precision in some cutting applications. The Tool Company offers a full line of ultra precision saw arbors for ultra precision cutting applications. These saw arbors all have a weldon shank and feature:

  • Deep, low profile cap gives you the closest cutter to work area on the market
  • Extra support and for less cutter slippage
  • Reduced cutter vibration with special Vibra-Core design
  • Extra long reach

Quality Saw Arbors – Made in the USA

The Tool Company only sells tools made in the USA. We feature quality tools. You’llultra precision saw arbor never get foreign made inferior arbors that chatter and slip. Only trust quality tools that are made right; and made in the USA by workers who understand quality and the need for reliability. All Tool Company precision saw arbors carry a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty.

With 6 standard sizes and 2 sets available, you are sure to find the size you need. Shipping is fast so order your precision saw arbor from The Tool Company today.


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