Live tools are dynamic tools that drive a cutting tool (endmill, threadmill, drill, tap) that is secured with a collet or other coupling on the live tool spindle. They are mounted to a turret and are actuated by the CNC control spindle. Live tools add the milling component to the lathe increasing productivity saving you time and money. This eliminates the hassle of moving your parts to the mill after performing all your turning steps in the lathe. Our tools come in radial or axial configurations and are available for VDI or BMT65 stations to accommodate a wide variety of turrets and machines.

RedLine Tools feature quality components proudly manufactured in the USA. Our live tools feature an oversized flange integral to the spindle, providing chip protection for the front seal and bearings. A precise run-out of .0002 mm provides improved accuracy and smooth performance. We are driven to provide our customers with results that work.

Live Tool Repair

We offer fast and economical rebuilds and repairs through our sister company, Productivity Inc. Service is performed by highly trained and experienced technicians in our state-of-the-art repair facility. We also offer free estimates on every tool, plus a 90-day warranty on all rebuilds.

Models we service include (but are not limited to) RedLine, Jarvis, Mazak, Eppinger, Citizen, Miyano, Benz, Heimatec, Koma, Alberti, Gen Swiss, Lyndex-Nikken and Star. Productivity is also the authorized national repair facility for Citizen and Heimatec.

For more information or to schedule live tool repair or rebuild, call (763) 745-1161 or email at rotary@productivity.com.


Live Tools for Haas Lathes with BMT65 Turrets

The Haas BMT65 turret offers increased cutting performance, longer tool life and better tool clearance compared to older machines. Our BMT65 live tools use standard ER32 collets, have a 1:1 drive ratio, 6,000 max RPM and run-out = .0002 mm. We also offer a full line of modular live tools that work with the VariaConnect quick-change adapter.

BMT65 Turret

The BMT65 turret fits on the following Haas machines:

ST-20Y, ST-25Y, ST-30Y, ST-35Y, DS-30Y, ST-20, ST-25, ST-30, ST-35


BMT65 Axial Live Tool

Part #Haas Part #NutL1L2
RHAB65A32BMT65-STRAIGHTInternal112MM47MM

BMT65 Radial Live Tool


Part #Haas Part #NutL1L2L3
RHRB65A32BMT65-90-DEGREEInternal112MM116MM87.50MM


BMT65 Modular Live Tools

Modular tools allow you to change tools in less than a minute getting the maximum production from your machine. The clamping insert ensures that you’re always on the centerline for maximum accuracy and repeatability.

BMT65 Axial Modular Live Tool

Part #Haas Part #Tool TypeL1L2
RHAB65AVCn/aVariaConnect
112MM47MM

BMT65 Radial Modular Live Tool

Part #Haas Part #Tool TypeL1L2L3
RHRB65AVEn/aVariaConnect
112MM116MM88.13MM


VariaConnect Adapters

The VariaConnect adapters offer a wide array of flexibility.


Collet Chuck

Part #Collet RangeSeriesL1L2L3
RVCER16.0197-.3937ER1623.50MM28MM64MM
RVCER20
.0197-5118
ER2027MM
34MM64MM
RVCER25
.0197-.6300
ER2528MM42MM64MM
RVCER32
.0397-.7874
ER3230MM50MM64MM
RVCER40
.0787-1.1811
ER4057MM63MM64MM

Shrink Fit Holders

Part #SeriesL1D1D2D3
RVCSF02501/4"54MM6.35MM21MM64MM
RVCSF0375
3/8"
54MM9.54MM
24MM64MM
RVCSF0500
1/2"
54MM12.70MM24MM64MM
RVCSF0625
5/8"
54MM15.88MM27MM64MM
RVCSF0750
3/4"
61.50MM19.05MM33MM64MM

FaceMill Holders

Part #SeriesL1L2D1D2
RVCEM05001/2"8MM14.30MM12.70MM64MM
RVCEM0750
3/4"8MM
17MM19.05MM64MM


Axial Live Tools for Haas Lathes with VDI Connections

Available in short, medium and long coupling lengths. Collet is 32MMVDI40, max rpm 6,000, drive ratio 1:1, runout =.0002.

Our VDI Live Tools are for the Haas 12 Station VDI, 12 Station VB Hybrid & VB24 Turrets.

Haas 12-Station VDI Turret

Fits these machines: ST-20, ST-25, ST-30, ST-35, ST-35Y.

Haas 12-Station VB Hybrid Turret

Fits these machines: ST-20, ST-20Y, ST-25, ST-25Y, ST-30, ST-30Y, ST-35, ST-35Y.

Technical Information on Haas Turrets

Haas VB24 Turret

Fits these machines: DS-30SS, DS-30SSY, DS-20SS, DS-20SSY, DS-30SSY, ST-30SS, ST-30SSY.


VDI40 Axial Live Tools with External Nut

Part #Haas Part #CouplingL1L2VDI
RHALT10532n/aShort105MM112MM40
RHALT11832
HLT-AHTH
Medium
118MM112MM
40
RHALT13032
n/aLong
130MM112MM40

VDI40 Axial Live Tools with Internal Nut

Part #Haas Part #CouplingL1L2VDI
RHALT10532In/aShort105MM78MM40
RHALT11832I
HLT-AHTH
Medium
118MM78MM
40
RHALT13032I
n/aLong
130MM78MM40

VDI40 Radial Live Tools with External Nut

Part #Haas Part #CouplingL1L2L3VDI
RHRLT10532CWn/aShort105MM103MM84MM40
RHRLT11832CW
HLT-RHTH
Medium
118MM103MM
84MM40
RHRLT13032CW
n/aLong
130MM103MM84MM40

VDI40 Radial Live Tools with Internal Nut

Part #Haas Part #CouplingL1L2L3VDI
RHRLT10532ICWn/aShort105MM103MM82MM40
RHRLT11832ICW
HLT-RHLT40BV
Medium
118MM103MM
82MM40
RHRLT13032ICW
n/aLong
130MM103MM82MM40