The Tool Orbiter is designed to rotate cutting tools in 3D space quickly
and effortlessly providing positioning for measuring edge prep, margin
width, chisel angle, cutting edge relief, diameters, back taper, etc. The Tool Orbiter is extremely useful for photographic positioning of hard to capture shots.
The main roller clamping assembly and base are USA manufactured. The rollers are case hardened to withstand years of use and precisely held in
ball bearings providing effortless tool rotation. The backstop mechanism
uses a rotate knob for quick tool length adjustment. The spring loaded tool clamp has a rotate knob to
quickly rotate between cutting edges. When measuring with high end vision systems, rotation of the tool by hand in standard V block configuration fixtures offered, results in a back and forth fight to line the cutting edge back in place. The Tool Orbiter ensures quick, effortless rotational positioning of the tool cutting edges.
The Tool Orbiter-38FT has a load capacity of (55lbs / 24kg)
The Austrian manufactured FLM ball head used between the tool holder and base is simple, elegant and
traditional in appearance with a two-tone finish and features a large
easy-grip knob for ball control, and an additional control knob for
friction control. In addition, the head features a calibrated panning
base, with a independent panning lock.
This version also features the PTF™ (Patented Tilt Function).
This means when operating the tilting function, the ball can only
be rotated around its center axis. The ball joint is now locked and will
only provide 2-D tilting operation.