Toolsetters or as often called tool presetters are devices used to measure tools outside of CNC production machine.

BMD Toolsetters – Reasons to purchase them

Toolsetter for external preparation of tools for CNC machine tools – a method proved by its long history and concurrent existence with other methods of reducing idle times of CNC machine tools.

Unquestionable advantage of this tool preparation method as compared with other methods is the fact that the CNC machine is running while the tools are being prepared. This means an extremely quick return of investment to the tool preparation on BMD toolsetter, less than one year, without any negative impacts on quality.

Purchasing a suitable BMD toolsetter will also provide other advantages, such as:

BMD supplies toolsetters with the following accessories:

Types of toolsetters:

Currently we are producing three series of instruments in vertical arrangement, and one in horizontal arrangement. Vertical toolsetters are used especially for setting milling cutters. Instruments in horizontal arrangement are suitable for setting lathe tools. A wide range of accessories is available for each instrument.

Vertical toolsetters

Compact instrument designed to stand on a workbench. High accuracy in tool measuring with maximal diameter 320 mm a length 300 mm (optional 400 mm)

Bestselling BMD toolsetter. Ample software equipment and a wide range of accessories cover 95% user needs. For setting tools with maximal diameter 400 mm and length 400 mm (optional 500 mm)

Super-accurate toolsetter with an exceptionally comfortable working space. Motors in both main axes with automatic reference checking. Designed for tools with maximal diameter 500 mm (optional 650 and 800 mm) and length 500 mm (optional 650, 800 and 1200 mm).

Horizontal toolsetters

Motors in both main axes with automatic reference checking. X axes range 400 mm, Z axes range 400 mm (for Z optional 700 mm). Optional rotary table with 8 tool holders positions.


Basic accessories include reductions for various tool types (e.g. HSK, Capto, VDI). The reductions enable to adjust tools of various CNC machine tools on one toolsetter. Further, the instruments may be equipped with label printers or software modules for the transmission of measured data to the CNC machine control system.