Focused on high quality products & repair services that meet all of your cutting tool, spindle, live tool, arbor motor, and coolant mist needs.

Offering stock & custom cutting tools, repair services on every brand, saw motors and custom spindles, and more…

Cutting tools manufacturing and sharpening, spindle and live tool repair, coolant spray system, router and saw motors

EkstroMill Variable Helix Endmill

State of the art, 4 flute, variable helix endmill with a premium grade solid carbide, and versitle C7 coating. Custom made here in the USA by Ekstrom, this is the perfect tool for your high-performance needs.  Square edge, corner radius and available in coolant through.

Plastic Routerbits

Premium O flute router bits utilizing state of the art 5 axis CNC grinders and inspection equipment to offer better quality cutting tools at better prices.  Stocking to requirements.  Blanket orders available.  These tools are perfect for use on pretty much any plastic.

Woodworking Cutting Tools

Ekstrom manufactured 2 flute upcut and downcut router bits, compression router bits, straight flute router bits, custom step drills, and other 1 flute, 3 flute, and 4 flute tools for wood. These tools are perfect for your woodworking needs.

Aluminum Cutting Tools

Ekstrom manufactured 1 flute O flute tools, 2 flute and 3 flute cutting tools specifically made for manufacturing aluminum.  Standard and high performance designs by Ekstrom. These tools are perfect for use on aluminum or other similar metals.


A global technology leader for metal cutting tools and complete solutions for hole making. KOMET engineering capability provides you with effective, high-precision solutions in the areas of drilling, bore machining, reaming, threading and milling.  Contact Ekstrom to purchase and learn more about KOMET indexable drills, boring tools, DIHART reamers, threadmills, and more.

Mistic Mist

Compressed air coolant mist spray systems.  Made 100% in Rockford, IL, USA by Ekstrom Carlson using ISO 9001 quality standards and procedures – Mistic Mist cutting fluid misting systems are considered the most efficient mist systems for cooling spray used in machine coolant operations.

Products & Services

Ekstrom Carlson | Custom Cutting Tools

Solid carbide endmills, step drills, carbide drills, custom special cutting tools, and router bits

Ekstrom Carlson manufactures carbide endmills, drills, custom carbide tools, and solid carbide router bits utilizing state of the art 8 axis CNC grinders and inspection equipment to offer better quality cutting tools at better prices.   We stock standard tools to our catalog and we can make custom tools to meet customer needs.  Carbide router bits and high speed steel router bits for use as cnc router bits and woodworking router bits are kept in stock.

KOMET Service® Partner


As a KOMET SERVICE® Partner, we provide tool refurbishment to their original quality and therefore , the best return on investment for all of your cutting tools, including your KOMET GROUP tools.  We will professionally regrind tools from any manufacturer and can offer new KOMET SERVICE tools as replacements when your tools come to the end of their life cycle.

And our services are not limited to sharpening. We offer everything from one single source including professional re-grinding, original re-coating, the readily available standard solid carbide tools from the TOOLlife tool program, as well as simple special solid carbide tools.   English dimension KOMET SERVICE®  tools are manufactured and held in stock at Ekstrom Carlson.

Spindle Repair Services

Utilizing our past experience as an original equipment spindle and spindle motor manufacturer, we provide spindle repair and upgrade services that are competitive and timely.  We repair all makes and model spindles from all industries including woodworking, metalworking, plastics, and stone cutting.   Repairing over 600 spindles each year keeps our technicians trained to best spindle repair practices.  All spindles are re-assembled in our clean room facility.   We offer the highest value, most competitive, spindle repair in the industry.

Ekstrom Carlson | Motors

Spindle motors, saw motors & router motors

Ekstrom Carlson offers high quality motors that function in special applications as spindle motors, saw motors, saw arbor motors, arbor motors, tenoner motors, shaper motors, special shaft motors, compact motors, blower motors, wood router motors, cnc router motors, quick tool change motors, high speed spindle motors, high speed router motors, automatic tool change motors, cnc spindle motors, electro spindles, custom motors, and extended shaft motors.   We can take a standard motor and make it a modified or custom motor with a special or extended motor  shaft.

Live tool, right angle aggregate head, and multi-spindle head repairs

Live tooling repairs, multispindle drill head repairs, right angle milling head repairs, and aggregate head repairs represent our core repair service capability. New American manufactured live tools soon to be added to our offerings and website.  Inspections are free – Ask us for a quotation.

Is your multi-spindle boring head or aggregate head under-performing?  We can repair it for you in a timely and low cost fashion to get you back up and running.  We will save you money on point to point and CNC router station repairs.

Mistic mist cooling spray system

Mistic Mist Systems are considered the most efficient mist systems for a cooling spray.

The compressed air passing through the valve body and to the nozzle tip creates a vacuum in the liquid line which draws coolant from the tank.  The coolant is instantly vaporized and forms a conical mist pattern. At the same time, the compressed air expands absorbing heat surrounding the tool and work piece. The result is a cooling effect as well as lubrication.

Recent News & Updates


3263-Y360, 08A0413, 5000rpm DR7001089 Angular contact bearing DR7000024 Misc. Seals / Grease / etc... DR7000041 Spindle Repair Labor And Assy Inspection Results: The spindle journal diameters show no appreciable wear and are acceptable for proper bearing fits. The seal area on the shaft is worn. We recommend dust grinding this area. The bearing housing inner diameter meets [...]


46180006, 9.2kW, 18000rpm, 380v, 600 Hz, s/n 993454 DR7000761 Gripper, Omlat ISO 30 Gripper, Female Thds DR7000024 Weld & re-machine pusher DR7000041 Spindle Repair Labor And Assy Inspection Results: The gripper is broke and will be replaced. The drawbar and pusher rod from the cylinder have a friction weld. We recommend welding and re-machining the [...]

Custom Tool for Worldwide Auto Manufacturer

We are honored to have manufactured a custom carbide parabolic spline form tool for a worldwide luxury car manufacturer to precise tolerances. This is just another example of how we can meet all of your custom tooling needs at a great price without sacrificing quality.

Fast Turn Around on Custom Step Drills

We made these step drill tools in 3 working days, solid carbide coolant through 2 flute high performance drill for AISI 4140 28-36HRC, double margin, honed and edge prepped on point and chamfer. 6 shipped overnight to customer, 6 being rushed through coating.

Fischer Spindle

MFWS-2105/24/2 VCU, 24000rpm DR7002150 Lower bearing DR7002151 Upper bearing DR7002152 HSK A63 gripper DR7000087 Dynamic Balance Rotating Part DR7000041 Spindle Repair Labor And Assy Inspection Results: •The spindle journal diameters show no appreciable wear and are acceptable for proper bearing fits. •The upper bearing housing inner diameter meets design specifications and shows no appreciable wear. [...]


XSA24B6EP9, s/n 144987, 21.5kW, 1160/8000rpm, 400v, 60/400 Hz, 8P DR7000263 Lower bearing DR7001365 Upper bearing DR7000745 Deep groove bearing DR7000009M Plate & Grind Taper - Manual spindle motor or live tool DR7001854M Plate & Grind Journal - Manual spindle motor or live tool DR7000024 Bearing nut DR7000087 Dynamic Balance Rotating Part DR7000041 Spindle Repair Labor [...]

KOMET MicroKom BluFlex® 2 Precision boring system

NEW AND IMPROVED – THE SECOND GENERATION Besides its peerlessly innovative qualities and unparalleled precision, the second, completely redesigned version of our KOMET MicroKom BluFlex® system boasts a sophisticated, extremely high-contrast OLED display and is exceptionally easy to use. BENEFITS TO YOU Display resolution precise to the nearest micrometere: 0.001 mm in diameter The precision […]

KOMET® PCD drilling tool with chip guiding inserts

Drilling tools with an internal cooling supply are usually used for producing blind holes. These tools flush the chips backwards out of the finished hole through the chip grooves. The situation is different with a through-hole, where the chips fall out through the opening when the drilling tool exits the hole, as there is no […]

Ekstrom Carlson Set to Attend the International Woodworking Fair

We just got done with the Fastenal Expo in Nashville, and are gearing up for the AWFS Show in Vegas this July.  But we won’t stop there. We will be at the 2018 IWF Fair in August as well. Fair attendees can expect to see and hear about the great woodworking tools and services that […]

We will be at the AWFS Fair

We are excited to be exhibiting our great products & services at the 2017 AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers puts on this great trade event each year. The show attracts over 15,000 attendees and hundreds of exhibitors from throughout the United States and abroad. You can find us at […]