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2256-2257 55° RH and LH Carbide Tool Holders w/ 55° Insert


55° Offset RH and LH Carbide Insert Tool Holders w/ 55° inserts (Each comes with a carbide insert, hold-down screw, and Torx wrench).
*NOTE: Picture shows the insert tool holders as a set (P/N 2258).
2256 (55° RH) $47.25
2257 (55° LH) $47.25
2258 (Set of both 55° RH and LH holders) $73.50

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About the 55° Insert Tool Holders w/ 55° inserts

Sherline now manufactures its own inserted tip carbide tool holders. They are available with 55° inserts individually as a right-hand holder (P/N 2256) or a left-hand holder (P/N 2257). The pair of RH and LH is P/N 2258. Each comes with a P/N 7605 55° carbide insert, hold-down screw and special Torx key. The 3/8″ square shank is held in a P/N 7600 tool post. The 5° offset angle of the tip makes it easier to accomplish certain cuts. For example, by using the tool holder square with the crosslide, you can turn an O.D. up to a shoulder and then finish the shoulder by backing the tool out while still maintaining the proper tool clearance. The tip of the cutting tool is .375″ from the bottom of the holder, which is the industry standard. The holders are made from case hardened steel with a black oxide finish.

Though relatively expensive, if a cutting edge becomes dull or chipped, the insert can be removed and rotated 180° to expose two new cutting surfaces, providing, in effect, two tools for the price of one.

The primary method of cutting metal on miniature machine tools is usually with high-speed steel tools as they are inexpensive, easily resharpened and can be ground into “form” tools for special jobs. However, inserted tip carbide tools can be lifesavers for some jobs. Though more expensive and not able to be resharpened, carbide tools hold their cutting edge when cutting exotic metals or abrasive materials and can speed up the cutting process. This is why they are used for most cutting tasks in the modern professional machine shop.

Other Purchasing Options:

2255 Pair, RH and LH 80° Insert Tool Holders w/ 80° inserts
2253 RH 80° Insert Tool Holder w/ 80° insert
2254 LH 80° Insert Tool Holder w/ 80° insert
7605 Replacement 55° Carbide Insert
7605B Replacement 55° Carbide Inserts (Box of 10)

The improper use of machine tools and their accessories can result in serious injury. Before using this tool, thoroughly read the instructions and make sure you understand its proper and safe use.


Always wear safety glasses when operating machine tools.

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Insert Holder Material Case Hardened Steel
Body Coating Black Oxide
Insert Material Carbide
2256 RH 35° Insert Tool Holder w/ 55° insert .5 lb. $47.25
2257 LH 35° Insert Tool Holder w/ 55° insert .5 lb. $47.25
2258 Pair, RH and LH 35° Insert Tool Holder w/ 55° insert .5 lb. $73.50