MW Tool Co. started and continues to develop an unmatched range of actuated tooling called Recessing Tools, to produce a wide variety of internal and external forms, on any type of machine, where other methods are not 100% suitable.

The Automatic Recessing Tool is found to be the quickest, most versatile, or many times the only way to do the job.

A prime example of this is today's tendency to use the circular interpolation program on machining centers to produce internal/external groove forms. Most times, the use of a Automatic Recessing Tool will be much faster, more concentric and provide superior cutting tool support.


MWT has the most standard recessing/grooving designs available anywhere. Most times, even a "special" is an extension of a standard so that the cost of our specials is lower and the majority of the component parts will be standard, allowing for lower replacement part costs and faster deliveries.

Other advantages of using an MW Tool Auto Recessing tool holder:

  • Our exclusive GEAR/RACK drive train is the most rugged, accurate, and long lasting drive train in the industry and is replaced at a lower cost than competitive designs.
  • Our advanced use of forward bearing designs gives the user excellent cutting tool support, at the cut, reducing or eliminating overhang and dramatically improving cutting tool performance. This is particularly important on machining centers, NC lathes and screw machines.
  • The most travel, or stroke, size for size in the industry.
  • Interchangeable shanks that fit any machine.
  • Over 60 years of experience has produced an extensive "specials" library.