Saturday, February 18, 2017

Penn Tool Co

Penn Tool Co 


Established in 1968 Penn Tool Co., started out as a small hardware store on Market Street in Newark NJ.  Back then there was plenty of business in that section of NJ, which served many of the manufacturing companies located there at the time.  As time changed the industry slowly left town and Penn Tool Co., also changed the way it did business and the type of tooling that was sold.  Rather than depend on walk in traffic over the counter, Penn Tool Co., moved out of that area of NJ and relocated in Maplewood NJ.  The focus was now on producing a paper catalog listing the product line and sending it by mail all over the United States.  This greatly opened up the product line and also increased the customer base tremendously.  Precision Measuring Tools were listed in the catalog from the best in the industry like Mitutoyo, Brown & Sharpe, Fowler High Precision, SPI Swiss Precision Instruments, Interapid, Starrett, Flexbar, Mahr Federal, igaging, Asimeto, Meyer Gage Company, and many more.  Being that Penn Tool Co., was now more of a catalog company rather than a traditional brick and mortar store it was now able to really expand the product line to include basically anything that the Metalworking Industry could need for manufacturing. Machinery such as Lathes and Milling Machines could now be sold and sent anywhere in the country.  Penn Tool Co., lists many of the top machinery for Metal Manufacturing like Birmingham Machinery, Baileigh Industrial, Acra Machinery Inc, Jet Tools, Rong Fu Machinery, Kalamazoo Industries, Scotchman Industries, Hydmech, Dake Machinery, Palmgren, Woodward Fab and many more.  Workholding Tools were listed by the top companies in that industry like Kurt Industrial Products, Suburban Tool, BISON-BIAL, Aloris Tool, Vertex Machinery Works, TMX Workholding Solutions, Noga Engineering, Accurate Mfg Products Group  and Kant Twist Clamp.  All of these tools need a place to be stored and the first choice for any machinist is Kennedy Manufacturing.  Their Tool Storage Products are the best around and still manufactured in the United States.  Something that is very rare these days.  These Tool Boxes can be made to order and the customer can select the color from a list of over ten choices.  It’s most famous color and the one they are best known for is the Brown Wrinkle.  Penn Tool Co., today sells many advanced tooling for such as Renishaw Styli for touch probes.  We are even carrying Motorola Two-Way Radios so large companies can communicate with each other throughout the manufacturing plant without picking up the phone.  Penn Tool Co., sells a multitude of Industrial Tooling for Industrial Production.  With over 250,000 products listed for sale on the website Penn Tool Co., will certainly have anything today’s machinist will need to assist with any project big or small

Vertex Machinery Works-Taiwan


Vertex Machinery established in 1978 is based out of Taiwan and is known for High Precision Machinery, Milling Machine Accessories, and NC and CNC Machine Tool Accessories.  Founder and CEO of Vertex Steve Huang established the company in a small factory in the 1970’s and it has grown to be one of the biggest trading companies in Taiwan.
Their product line includes Milling Vises, Rotary Tables, Punch Formers, Indexing Spacers, Radius and Angle Dressers, Punch Grinders, Toolmakers Vises, Wheel Balance Stands, Universal Dividing Heads and Vertical Slotting Heads.  Vertex Machinery is a complete total solution for many of your Metalworking needs.  Many companies in the same category as Vertex have their tools manufactured in China.  This is not the case with Vertex. Their Machine Tools are only manufactured in Taiwan.  The difference is definitely noticeable.  Taiwan has been known to manufacture tools that are better in quality than tools made in China.  There always is a premium on Tools and Machinery that come out of Taiwan.  It is known for producing tools better and Vertex Machinery insists that everything with the Vertex name on it is still made in Taiwan.  Vertex offers attractive prices and the best quality to serve its loyal customer base throughout the world.  Anything produced must pass strict inspection.  They are ISO 9001 Certified and Tools are made with tolerance within ±0.01 per 100mm.  Also, they have a 1 year warranty.  Penn Tool Co., is one of the few select companies in the United States that supplies Vertex Tools and Machinery.  We are sure you will be satisfied with the workmanship of the Vertex brand of tools.  They are dedicated to customer satisfaction.  Their motto is “Cooperative Accuracy Responsibility Speed.”

Monday, February 13, 2017

Top Pick Best Micrometers 2017


Which are the best rated micrometers?  What are the best micrometers to buy?

This list contains the top brands in precision tools such as Starrett, Mitutoyo, Fowler, SPI, and Igaging.
Any of the micrometers on the list will do the job for you perfectly well.  What you after is a device that will give you accurate readings.  So what makes one micrometer better than the other?  A better question is why is one micrometer more expensive than another one.  I ask this question every time I buy a bottle of wine.  What is it about this bottle for $10.00 that I am missing if I bought a $50.00 bottle.
Basically I ask this question every time I buy anything.  For this article lets stick to micrometers, but the point has been made that basically on every decision you make you are always asking yourself should I spend more or less money for the item in question.  There are several factors that make one more expensive than the other one.  Factors such as price, quality durability, country of origin, and features. High priced micrometers can last a very long time if they are cared for properly.  Some of the lower priced ones are almost like disposable razors.  You know going in that these will get the job done but may not be your go to micrometer in your toolbox.  These lower priced models might not be there in a few years.

1. Mitutoyo 293-340 Digimatic Outside Micrometer, 0-1″ Range, 0.00005″/0.001mm Resolution, IP65, No Output, with Ratchet


Number one on the list may I present to you one of my favorite and most popular micrometers.  The Mitutoyo 293-340.  Back in 1934 the founder of Mitutoyo Yehan Numata started his company with one product in mind.  THE MICROMETER.  Many years have past but Mitutoyo is still making some of highest quality micrometers around.  They have gone digital now and perform like as you would expect something out of Japan to perform.  Think of your favorite Japanese car. Or if you don’t like Japanese cars, you certainly are someone who appreciates craftsmanship and value.  That is what you get with the Mitutoyo 293-340.  Coming in at under $150.00 the micrometer is certainly one of value.  Priced just right.  Not too high and certainly not so low you are thinking this has to be a piece of crap.  No need to protect this in your toolbox.  This micrometer comes standard with a hard plastic case that will protect your measuring device for many years down the road.  With carbide tipped measuring faces can you really go wrong?
Mitutoyo Coolant Proof Micrometer – 293-340
Range: 0-1″ w/ Ratchet Stop
with Dust/Water Protection Conforming to IP65 Level
• IP65 protection level, enabling use in environments exposed to cutting oil, etc*
*Anti-corrosion treatment is required after use.
• Measurement data output function is available with a water-resistant connection cable.
• Auto power ON/OFF function.
• Certificate of inspection* is included. (50mm/2” or less range models)
*It is not the type used to obtain calibration certificates.
• With a standard bar except for 0-25mm/0-1″ model.
• Supplied in fitted case. Plastic case up to 150mm/6″, Wooden box over 150mm/6″

2.  iGaging 0-1″ Digital Electronic Micrometer w/Large Display Inch/Metric


IGaging Part# 35-040-025
IGaging is a relative newcomer on our list and it has been selling fast.  Priced on the lower end of the spectrum, the IGaging 0-1″ Digital Electronic Micrometer will not disappoint.  For under $75.00 you are walking away with a device you can count on for accuracy but won’t break the bank.  Hobbyists and students who may be just getting into the metalworking industry might want to jump in at this level and get their feet wet.  I compare this model to maybe shopping at IKEA.  You know when you are walking in that you are not looking for high end high priced furniture.  However after walking around and sitting on some beds you are like wow this furniture is half bad.  That is how we feel about IGaging.  Wow, you are pretty damn good!

iGaging IP40 Digital Micrometers

  • Class leading Micrometer
  • Easy to read LCD Display
  • Accurate to 0.00015”
  • Hardened and Ground Spindle
  • Data output
  • Carbide anvil(s)
  • Resolution: 0.00005”/0.001mm
  • Durable IP40 rating
UPC 787461658239 , 810823012162
EAN  0810823012162 , 0787461658239

3.  The Starrett 795XFL-1  Starrett LCD Outside Micrometer, IP67, Friction Thimble, Lock Nut, Carbide Faces, Inch


What can we say about this bad boy is that it’s made really well.  Everything you would expect from Starrett.  A company who still manufactures its tools in the good old USA.  I compare this to the Ford Mustang.  Made in America and solid.  For all those people out there who only want to buy American but say they can’t find any good options.  The Starrett 795XFL-1 will not disappoint you.  You have your Ford Mustang or Harley Davidson in the palm of your hand now.  Comes in a little on the high side of a 0-1″ micrometer, but you get what you pay for.

Starrett Electronic Micrometer

IP67 Protection Against Coolant, Water, Dust & Dirt
  • RS232 output port for data transmission to Starrett DataSure® Wireless Data Collection Systems or wire-based data systems.On Series 795 only.
  • Series 796 does not have data output.
  • Balanced, tapered frame
  • Starrett no-glare satin chrome finish on thimble and sleeve
  • Hard and stable one piece spindle
  • Large, easy-to-read LCD readout
  • Micro-lapped carbide measuring faces
  • Automatic OFF after 20 minutes of nonuse
  • Inch/millimeter conversion
  • Measurement HOLD button
  • Zero tool at any position – retain and return to true zero
  • Resolution: .00005″ (0.001mm)
  • Accuracies: Inch: ±.0001″,Metric: ±.002mm

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tin Knocker Roll Former, 20 Ga Button Lock

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Tin Knocker Roll Former, 20 Ga Button Lock


Tin Knocker Roll Former, 20 Ga Button Lock
Tin Knocker's 9 Station Button Lock Rollformer means no hammering over of edges. The Button Lock roll former comes with "male" tooling on one side and "female" on the opposing side. A fast, effective way of marrying 20 to 26 gauge duct sections


Capacity: 20-26 Gauge
Motor: 3 HP, 230/3/60 (Available also in 230/1/60 option)
Lube: Centralized
Speed: Approx. 60 FPM
Dimensions: 60" x 30" x 42" (152mmx 762mm x 1067mm)
Weight: 820 lbs.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cuttermaster End Mill Sharpener & Tool Grinder - The Original

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Cuttermaster End Mill Sharpener & Tool Grinder - The Original

Product Description

Cuttermaster End Mill Sharpener & Tool Grinder - The Original

Complete with Air Bearing Fixture, Work Area Lighting, 5” Cup Aluminum Oxide Wheel & Air Filter
  • Grinds O.D.s and ends of standard end mills in one setup within just a few minutes.
  • Extremely versatile and is used for much more than just end mills. With the z-axis you get 8 different axes to work with for unlimited versatility.
  • 1 Machine grinds it all end mill, drills, roughing endmill, taps, countersinks, carbide tools, radius end mills, lathe tool bits, various forms tools, reamers, performs gashing and much more.
  • The pneumatic finger instantly and automatically sets primary and secondary clearance angles with the flip of switch.
  • Dials zero out.
  • Air bearing has a 360 degree swivel base for taper grinding.
  • The Jet-Stream air bearing fixture is precision honed and capable of grinding to close tolerances. The spindle sleeve is made from stainless steel and the spindle itself is hard chromed steel.
  • Takes standard 5C collets, with end mill holders available that can hold shank sizes up to 2".
  • Tables are cast 2" iron and precision ground.
  • Motor/spindle assembly tilts to positive and negative angles, cutting tool clearance angles can be adjusted as needed.
  • Grinding chart provides clearance angles for all end mills from 3/16"-3".
  • 1 year warranty against factory defects and workmanship.
Air Bearing Stroke 10.5"
Air Bearing Swing over Table 9.8"
Cutting Tool Capacity 2" shank, 9.8" O.D., 10.5" flute length
T-Slot Dimension .800 x .500 x .670
Table Feed Graduations .001 or .02mm
X-Axis Table Travel 6"
Y-Axis Table Travel 3", plus motor sildes back & forth 6"
X-Axis Table Working Space 16.5" x 5.5"
Y-Axis Travel Working Space 13" x 5.5"
Wheel 5" cup (or 6" dish with Z-axis), 1-1/4" arbor
Motor Tilt +35/-8 degrees
Motor 1/3 HP, 3450 RPM, 110V/60hz or 220V/50hz
Net Weight 180 lbs. / 82 kilos
Gross Weight 232 lbs. / 106 kilos
Machine Dimensions, not includinghandles 21" x 20" x 21"
Shipping Dimensions 30" x 28" x 29"

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Johnson Machine Mountable Electronic Level w/ Bluetooth

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Johnson Machine Mountable Electronic Level w/ Bluetooth

Johnson Level

  • Use for new machinery installation and machinery relocation
  • Read level in X and Y axis at the push of a button
  • Remote control features large LCD screen reads level in X or Y axis
  • http://www.penntoolco.com/johnson-machine-mountable-electronic-level-w-bluetooth/
  • Green backlit screen reads digitally and graphically
  • Reads via cable outlet or wireless Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth supported operating range 32'
  • Reads slope in %, mm/m, and in/ft
  • Operation range is + 10 degrees of level
  • Measures level in X or Y axis to within a maximum accuracy of 0.01 degrees
  • Machine Mountable Electronic Level w/3 AA Batteries
  • Remote Control w/3 AA Batteries
  • DC 5V adapter
  • Remote cable & PC cable
  • Carrying case w/strap

Operation Range -10° ~ +10°
Leveling Axis X & Y
Resolution 0.002°, 0.01°, 0.1°, 1°
Repeatability < 0.005° (2δ)
Absolute Accuracy (25°) < 0.01° (±3°) < 0.04° (±10°)
Temperature Drifting < 1'' / °C (0°) < 1.5'' / °C (±3°)
Response Time < 2S
Operation Temperature 14º F to 122º F (-10° C to +50° C)
Storage Temperature -4º F to 140º F (-20° C to +60° C)
Weight 1.575 lbs (.714 kg)
Dimensions 5.25" x 2.75" x .95" (134mm x 70mm x 24mm)
Communication from
Electronic Level
to Remote Control
Electronic Level
Remote Control
Bluetooth Output * 1
Cable Output * 2
Bluetooth Output * 1
Cable Output * 1
PC Output * 1
Power Supply Remote Control: 3 AA Alkaline Batteries
Electronic Level: 3 AA Alkaline Batteries or DC 5V adapter
Range for Bluetooth 32' (10m)
Audible Alarm 1. Out of Level Range Indicator
2. Low Power Supply Indicator
Battery Life Electronic Level: 8 hours
Remote Control : 8 hours
LCD Back Light Color Green
Warranty 1 year