Taylor ToolWorks Review

Taylor ToolWorks Review

3,000+ Specialty Hand Tools for Woodworkers & Crafters of all types

Taylor Toolworks is one of North America’s technological leaders in the manufacturing and service of cutting tools for the woodworking and metal industries. With State-Of-The-Art 5-axis CNC equipment, combined with the use of the finest micro grain carbide products available today, we maintain the highest of tooling tolerances and mirror finishes critical to today’s high performance tooling.

As an industry leader, Taylor Toolworks Ltd regrinds your tooling back to manufacturer’s specifications. Our in-house PVD Coating Centres add the life to your tooling you can count on. The demands by today’s sophisticated customers dictate the need for precision ground tools, tight tolerances and increased tool life. Taylor Toolworks Ltd has the expertise and commitment to their customer’s needs…today and in the future.

Greater Versatility for Taylor Toolworks

Designing tools online, varied batch sizes, six-wheel packs and 38 kw peak spindle power of ANCA’s MX7 tool grinder offers new capabilities that are helping Taylor Toolworks beat competition in the woodworking and metal industry. Capital investment can be a daunting project, but Taylor Toolworks have found that with the right research and understanding of your business needs, the benefits offered by new technology can be a game-changer.

Located in Alberta, Canada, Taylor Toolworks Ltd. is one of North America’s technological leaders in the manufacturing and service of cutting tools for the woodworking and metal industries. This remains the biggest part of their business. The company is run by President Jesse Taylor and his sister Kristyn, who has worked there for more than 15 years. With state-of-the-art five-axis CNC grinding, combined with the use of the finest micro grain carbide products, Taylor Toolworks maintains the highest tooling tolerances and mirror finishes needed for high-performance tooling. Services offered include reconditioning, end mills and custom tooling. Reconditioning involves tool regrinding, tool re-cutting and tool re-coating. End mills include super polished flutes, special grade carbides and special coating for maximum performance. Custom tooling is made to specifications for both the woodworking and metal industry. These can be micro-grain carbide inserts, custom profile tools, step drills, and more.

Jesse Taylor said that ANCA’s MX7 Linear machine allowed them to have greater versatility in their manufacturing. Another factor that influenced the purchasing decision was ANCA’s tool simulation software. According to Taylor, “This allows us to program tools [virtually] on a desktop before they are processed on the actual machine. This saves valuable machine time.” This machine helped Taylor Toolworks produce complex tools better compared to competing companies that offer 2 wheel packs.

ANCA Taylor Toolworks MX7

Jesse Taylor, President of Taylor Toolworks in front of ANCA’s MX7 Linear

The company purchased an MX7 Linear machine because it is a powerful, versatile CNC tool grinder used for production grinding. It meets the demand of high output, high precision manufacturing. Key features include 38 kw (51 HP) peak spindle power, linear scales as standard on the X and Y axes, standard 6-station wheel changer that stores and changes up to six-wheel packs. In addition, the machine uses ANCA LinX Linear Motors for axis motion (X and Y axis), has an integrated wheel dresser and its automation options include RoboMate or FastLoad-MX Compact Loader. The MX7 Linear is a hard-working, high productivity system with unique features that enable it to handle varied batch sizes with minimum set-up time. It is ideal for high volume production for tools up to 25 mm (1”) diameter. The new cylindrical linear motor design increases reliability and ensures a superior surface finish.

Taylor also highlighted the reasonable lead times at ANCA for purchases of what are sophisticated and highly technical machinery. This made a big difference for Taylor, who commented, “A lot of times in our industry when you’re buying a machine you may be six months to a year out for receiving your machine. When I got to work with ANCA and found out that they had machines readily available that really allowed us to jump on this and get a good start versus waiting for a machine.”

According to Taylor, the tools produced on ANCA machines are complex profile tools as well as step drills, thru-coolant drills and form tools. Applications for these tools range from aerospace, to woodworking, to general machining and cutting of plastics. On ANCA machines, the company uses ANCA’s Tool Room software. The software provides specific applications for each tool produced at Taylor Toolworks such as a step tool editor or a profile tool editor.

carbide ballend ANCA Taylor Toolworks MX7

Solid carbide ballend milling cutters for aerospace applications by Taylor Toolworks

Being in the industry for over 20 years, Taylor saw ANCA machines at various trade shows. He talked to several people at the shows, including ANCA application specialists. This made him take a closer look at the machines and he saw that they were suitable for his needs.

In terms of service issues, Taylor commented that ANCA was good at solving any issues that come up, whether it was by calling or sending someone on-site. Besides using the MX7 Linear machine, the company has three other ANCA machines. One is the ANCA Fastgrind for resharpening tools. Taylor said, “ANCA is a big part of our operation.”

To sum up his experience, Taylor was satisfied with the quality and service he received from the company. He remarked, “Buying more ANCA [machines] is definitely in our future.”


Taylor Toolworks Ltd. has announced the opening of a new sales and service center in Elkhart, Indiana. The new location, Taylor Toolworks USA LLC, will allow the company to serve customers with inventory and factory tool service.
Taylor is based in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, and manufactures and services solid carbide cutting tools with in-house coating capability for the wood, metal and plastics industries. See http://www.taylortoolworks.com

Refund policy?

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.

Items must be returned in their original, new, unopened packaging.

If the return is a result of our error, we will cover the return shipping cost.

If the return is a result of buyer error, the buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. We can provide you with a prepaid return label, we will deduct this cost from your refund.

INTERNATIONAL RETURNS: Shipping cost to return the product back to Taylor Toolworks, regardless of the reason, will be at the responsibility of the buyer. Cost associated with international returns (i.e. Shipping, Taxes, Duties etc.) will not be reimbursed.

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