Great Lakes Custom Tool Mfg. Inc.

Peshtigo,  WI 
United States
http://www.glct.com
  • Booth: 1045

As a forward moving company in business since 1979, we house the latest high-tech equipment available. Our custom-made tooling is crafted by employees who prove every day that "Made in America" means exceptional quality without compromise. GLCT is proud to be a family owned business. Since customers are the central core that links this family together, customer satisfaction has become the identifying trait that best defines the entire GLCT family.


GLCT ... Your American Cutting Tool Partner

As a forward moving company since 1979, we house the latest high-tech equipment available.  Our custom-made tooling is crafted by the hands of people who prove every day that "Made in America" means exceptional quality without compromise.  Great Lakes Custom Tool Mfg., Inc. (GLCT) is proud to be a family & veteran owned business, because family is a link that lasts forever.  Since customers are the central core that links this family together, customer satisfaction has become the identifying trait that best defines the entire GLCT family.  You can count on GLCT for custom reworking of tools to handle your most challenging jobs.  We service what we sell and will sharpen and retip tooling you purchased elsewhere.  At GLCT we listen to you so we can provide unsurpassed precision-quality tooling.  We understand that time is money, and safety is your number one concern ... because your employees are your number one asset.  It's through this type of thinking that many of our innovations like the Great-Loc(R) Insert System have been developed.

Stop by Booth #1045 and check out our PCD, brazed or insert tooling.  We look forward to discussing your tooling needs together!

Brands: Great-Loc(R) Dedicated Insert Tooling Great-Loc(R) SG Universal Tool System Helicarb(R) Insert Hollow Back Flooring Cutters


 Products

  • Great-Loc® SG Universal Tool System
    Reduced tooling costs utilizing interchangeable inserts and backers that can be used between cutter bodies manufactured with the same cutting width and hook angle....

  • ADVANTAGES/BENEFITS OF THE GREAT-LOC® SG UNIVERSAL TOOL SYSTEM:

    • Universal:  Inserts and backers are interchangeable between cutter bodies (i.e. router and cutter) manufactured with the same cutting width and hook angle
    • Designed for both short and long production runs
    • Fast and efficient set-up
    • Eliminates the need for dedicated tool bodies
    • Able to run multiple profiles in the same cutter
    • Optically inspected precision ground inserts
    • Superior performance
    • Available in straight bore, hydro bore, HSK and PowerLock
  • Helicarb® Patented Moulder Cutter
    Cutters featuring one-piece (up to 235mm wide) continuous replaceable helical carbide blade. Cutters up to 310mm have 2-piece carbide blades....

  • ADVANTAGES OF THIS TECHNOLOGY INCLUDE:

    • The blade produces a smooth shearing action (like a pair of scissors).  This action reduces tear-out in hardwoods, softwoods, irregular grain and laminated veneer lumber
    • Superior smooth finish
    • Helicarb cutter can accept blades of various hook angles
    • Blades are replaceable, keeping downtime to a minimum
    • Blades are easily sharpened to a high degree of accuracy with proper grinding equipment
    • Cutter consumes up to 16% less electrical power than a straight knife cutter, reducing operating costs
    • Helicarb cutters run quieter than a straight knife cutter
    • Manufactured in conventional straight bore, hydro bore and PowerLock cutters
  • Diamond Tipped (PCD) Tooling
    PCD Flooring Cutters with Cubit Sleeve (adjustable for extreme precision and repeatability)...

  • Who should be using PCD Tooling?

    High volume production operations which do few setups realize the greatest advantage.

    The initial cost of PCD tooling is higher than carbide; however savings are realized in several ways:

    • Reduction in downtime
    • Reduction in operating costs
    • Reduction in scrap
    • Reduction in noise

    What other reasons are there for using PCD?

    • Proper abrasion resistance characteristics to handle manufactured wood as well as man-made materials
    • Extended tool life in natural wood
    • Tools maintain their dimensions more accurately over their working life