With sales growing to new highs every year in all facets of our business, we will continue to offer top of the line products and services to our customers. We appreciate the opportunity to service new and old customers every day.

Carbide step drills, chamfer and counterbore drills, coolant drills, form tools, step reamers, endmills, and router bits made at Ekstrom in Rockford, IL

Ekstrom Carlson manufactures carbide and high speed steel round shank cutting tools utilizing very experienced tool designers and grinders, state of the art 5 axis CNC machines and Zoller Genius inspection equipment to offer better quality cutting tools at better prices.   Need a new supplier – we can match your existing tool and improve it.  Click links below to learn more:

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 models from all industries including metalworking, woodworking, plastics, and stone cutting.   Repairing over 600 spindles each year keeps our technicians trained to best spindle repair practices, following our ISO 9001 process controls.  All spindles are re-assembled in our clean room facility.   We offer the highest value, most competitive, spindle repair in the industry.  Contact us for a repair estimate and to send your spindle in for a free inspection.

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, or 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.  All brands.  All makes.  Fast, competitive repairs.  Inspections are free – Ask us for a quotation.  Click links to learn more:  Lathe live tool repair.    Aggregate head repair.    Live center repair.    Gearbox speed reducer repair.

Mistic mist cooling spray system – flow and pressure from low to high with 2 thumbscrew adjustment – made in Rockford, IL

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.


Ekstrom Carlson products and services are designed to support our manufacturing industries.    Manufacturing solid carbide cutting tools for your production needs.  Custom cutting tools for special applications.   Cutting tool regrinding and refurbishment of the same tools, or other manufacturer’s tools to extend tool life.   Machine tool spindle repair for all styles of mills, lathes, grinders, routers, and other machining center spindles.   Modular tooling repairs of driven and live tools, right angle aggregate milling and drilling heads, and multi-spindle boring heads.   Industrial production quality machine spindles, saw motors, arbor spindles, and spindle router motors manufactured, sold, and / or serviced by Ekstrom Carlson.   Mistic Mist coolant spray systems to extend cutting tool life and provide lubricity in various applications.


Carbide drills

Carbide step drills

Carbide endmills

Carbide router bits

High speed steel router bits

Coolant thru drills

Wood router bits

CNC router bits

Carbide roughers

Woodworking router bits

Custom router bits

Custom cutting tools

Form tools

Spindle motors for wood routers

Router motors

CNC router motors

Router spindles

CNC routers

High speed spindles

Automatic tool change spindles

Spindle repair for cnc mills

Live tool and angle head repairs

CNC spindles

We repair cnc mill spindles, lathe, router and grinder spindles with new spindle bearings including grease sealed bearings & ceramic spindle bearings for any make and model.

Manufacturing Mistic Mist spray mist lube coolant systems for coolant mist machining, mist coolant tool lubrication, spray coolant, mist spray systems, misting equipment, tool coolant spraying, mill coolant spray tanks, machining coolant and non fogging coolant spray systems using synthetic coolant concentrate product.

Saw motors in stock for arbor saws, wood working spindles, arbor motors with custom arbors, shaper motors, and saw arbor motors.

Tool sharpening and tool regrinding including router bit sharpening, step drill sharpening, end mill sharpening, drill sharpening, spade drill insert sharpening, and custom tool sharpening.