13 November 2018
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13 November 2018,

Need a great gift for a machinist? A CNC tool tray makes a great gift. Here’s why.

It doesn’t matter what kind of machine shop your beloved machinist works in, manual and CNC shops have a few things in common.  These are:

  • Machines like mills, lathes, and routers
  • Tools for cutting like saws, drills, and flycutters
  • Tool holders
  • Machinists

There are a few other things in the shop like work stock, fluids, and collet wrenches too. The most efficient shops organize these components so they work and play well together. This holiday season, you can help your machinist be more organized and more efficient with a CNC tool tray. Professional or hobbyist, manual or CNC, all machinists need organization.

CNC tool Tray for 50 taper spindle

CNC Tool Trays for All Machinists and Tapers

Different machinists use different machines or even if they use the same machine they may use different tapers.  But despite the differences in machines there are only a few machine tapers. Your machinist is probably using a 30, 40, or 50 taper machine. In case you didn’t know, the larger the taper the more powerful the machine.  That’s because as the taper size increases; the power increases too. There might be a machine in the shop with a 60 taper, but that is rare.

With a CNC tool tray, the machinist performs the tool set-up in the tool crib or tool storage area and then safely transports the tools to the machine.  How’s that for efficient because tools are sequenced in advance and safe because the tray protects the tools.

Don’t bother with those tool carts. In a tight shop they are hard to navigate. But, with a CNC tool tray that has integrated handle, any machinist can navigate through even the tightest spaces easily.

Awesome Machinists Deserve an Awesome CNC Tool Tray

cnc tool tray for 50 taperYour machinist is awesome. You wouldn’t settle for anything less. So why should that awesome machinist get a gift that is anything less than awesome? Give them a Sierra American Multi-Systems CNC tool tray for 30, 40, or 50 tapers. Each tray is carefully manufactured from high impact plastic to protect expensive tools. That’s enough to make any machinist smile. But Wait! There’s More!  These trays handle both Rapid-Switch and NMTB. Even if you don’t know what that means, you’re still covered because both will fit and that’s all that really matters.

Each tool is visible. That means you can locate tools in a glance.  Every position is numbered too. That makes for easy tool sequencing. The advantages just pile up every time your machinist uses their CNC tool tray!

Show your machinist you value their job and you care about American manufacturing.  Every item made by Sierra American is proudly manufactured in the USA.  And when your machinist retires, they can use their CNC tool tray to hold shot glasses. This is truly a gift that keeps giving for years to come. Besides, the other guys in the shop will think you are cool.

So, get the best machinist the best tray. Be sure to ask for Sierra American by name. If the supply house doesn’t have it, ask them to order it or visit Sierra American and find an on-line dealer.

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