WHY DOVETAIL?

because you can hold something big

…With something small.

Part Stability.
High Repeatability.
Full Access.

Mechanically Locked.

Dovetails provide equal in and down force, meaning your parts are held more stable than any other workholding method. Minimal torque is required. The dovetail is one of the oldest and strongest joints known to man kind. If you need compact workholding with high repeatability and the ultimate precision, then you need a dovetail fixture.

All 5th Axis products utilize a 45 degree dovetail angle.

Mechanically Locked.

Dovetails provide equal in and down force, meaning your parts are held more stable than any other workholding method. Minimal torque is required. The dovetail is one of the oldest and strongest joints known to man kind. If you need compact workholding with high repeatability and the ultimate precision, then you need a dovetail fixture.

All 5th Axis products utilize a 45 degree dovetail angle.

Locating / Stop Pin For Accuracy.

A precision locating pin ensures the stock is centered in the fixture while ensuring the stock cannot be forced out of the fixture during machining. The locating pin also provides high repeatability for in process inspection / movement from machine to machine.

Locating / Stop Pin For Accuracy.

A precision locating pin ensures the stock is centered in the fixture while ensuring the stock cannot be forced out of the fixture during machining. The locating pin also provides high repeatability for in process inspection / movement from machine to machine.

Fast, Simple Prep Operation.

Dovetailing a part is a quick, simple machining operation that prepares your stock for our dovetail fixtures / vises. A small time investment on the front ends equals unmatched holding power– and unmatched precision– for the rest of your manufacturing process.

Fast, Simple Prep Operation.

Dovetailing a part is a quick, simple machining operation that prepares your stock for our dovetail fixtures / vises. A small time investment on the front ends equals unmatched holding power– and unmatched precision– for the rest of your manufacturing process.

Efficient Material Use.

Dovetailing reduces the amount of material you need to purchase via traditional clamping methods. Not only do you waste less of your stock, but dovetailing also reduces part deformation due to excessive torque; dovetails spread clamping force more evenly through the part and use downforce instead of lateral pressure.

Efficient Material Use.

Dovetailing reduces the amount of material you need to purchase via traditional clamping methods. Not only do you waste less of your stock, but dovetailing also reduces part deformation due to excessive torque; dovetails spread clamping force more evenly through the part and use downforce instead of lateral pressure.

Hold Any Material.

5th Axis Dovetails can hold the majority of materials on the market today, everything from fragile graphite to ultra-hard high temp alloys.

Hold Any Material.

5th Axis Dovetails can hold the majority of materials on the market today, everything from fragile graphite to ultra-hard high temp alloys.

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5th Axis’s product line includes: vises, fixtures, dovetail cutters and the Rock Lock quick-change system.
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