Frequently Asked Questions


Listed below are some of our most frequently asked questions. If you are unable to find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to contact us or one of our many authorised distributors around the world.

Do you also supply non-standard tools?

Yes. In addition to our standard chamfering, back spotfacing and deburring tools, we also supply semi-standard tools as well as custom spindles, wings and shanks. Please download our catalogues or contact us for more information.

Is the Erix Tool a manual tool or can it be used on a CNC machine?

The Erix cutting tool is ideal for NC/CNC machines, as well as automated production lines and manual milling.

How does the cutting wing open and close?

When rotating anticlockwise, the cutting wing of the Erix Tool will fold into the spindle recess as it passes through a drilled hole. Once through the hole, the wing automatically opens up into the cutting position. This happens naturally as a result of centrifugal forces.

(The wing cannot fold into the recess when rotating clockwise.)

What sizes are the cutting wings available in?

We supply cutting wings ranging in size from 8 mm to 15.6 cm. Please download our catalogues or contact us for more information.

What cutting wings do you recommend/supply for really tough machining projects?

We recommend using our extra strong HSS wing for really tough machining projects.

Will the Pilot section of the Erix Tool fit through the hole and how much wider are the cutting wings?

Yes. The Pilot diameter is less than the nominal hole diameter. Please refer to one of our catalogues for more detailed information on clearance dimensions.

Does the Erix Tool have a cylindrical or a Morse Taper shank?

All Erix Tools with spindles larger than ø9 mm are available with either cylindrical shanks or Morse Taper shanks. Spindles from ø4.5 mm to 9 mm are only available with cylindrical shanks.

Is the Erix Tool compatible with Weldon fastening?

Yes. All spindles from ø10 upwards (hole size) with cylindrical shanks are designed for Weldon fastening.

Is the Erix Tool supplied with coolant through capability?

Yes. All spindles with cylindrical shanks for ≥10 mm holes have coolant through as standard and spindles with Morse Taper shanks for ≥10 mm holes can be drilled for coolant through.

What grade are the inserts?

Erix Tool spotfacers are fitted with grade ISO K20 inserts as standard. We also supply grade K20 brazed inserts for HSS spotfacing wing sizes 020 and 030 (grade P40 for steel).

What clamping system do you recommend/supply for heavy cutting loads in tough materials, such as stainless or high-alloy steel?

As high volumes of materials like stainless or high-alloy steel are tough on the clamping system, we supply SPMA centerlocked inserts for ≥ 060 wings with SPUN inserts.

We need to operate large spotfacing tools at low speeds in a horizontal position. Will there be enough centrifugal force to hold the wing in the correct working position?

No. But all Erix Tool spotfacers with ≥ 30 mm wings are fitted with a guide tang, to ensure they remain in position even at low speeds and when milling horizontally.

How can I improve the finish on a spotfaced or chamfered surface?

To improve the finish on the chamfered surface, lower the feed and speed after operation and leave the tool to rest for a few seconds.

Can I use the Erix Tool for reaming?

No. The Erix Tool is not designed to cut in a radial direction. If you try to use it as a reamer, the wing and/or spindle will break.