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.

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