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2L inc., Making Engraving Simple and Manufacturing Easier

2L is a manufacturer of Engraving Tools, Countersinks, End Mills, Chamfering & Cutting Tools, Spring Loaded Engraving Tools, Engraving Software Programs, Vacuum Chucks, Portable Electric Vacuum Pumps, Air Venturi Vacuum Generator Pumps, and Air Exhaust Silencers.

We manufacture superior quality products several which are patented and/or patent pending and not made by any other company.  These include:  Spring Loaded Engraving Tools for cnc machine engraving, Tough Tip Engraving Tools for engraving Steel and Stainless Steel, Tough Tip Tools for Aluminum, Modular Vacuum Chucks and Adjustable Workstops and Edge Clamps for workholding and fixturing, and the Spring Loaded CNC Countersink Depth Stop Tool.

We manufacture our products in house in our facility in Massachusetts and maintain stock on a majority of our tools; keeping them ready to ship the same day!

Engraving Tools, Cutters and Tool Bits

Solid Carbide Engraving Tools are made of a Premium Ultra Fine Submicron Grade Carbide for maximum tool strength.  We design, test and manufacture in house on our own fully automated CNC equipment.  All of our tools and cutters are CNC qualified and inspected with our state of the art optical measuring microscopes.

We keep many sizes of our Engraving Tools in stock and manufacture custom tools with fast turn around. Engraving Tools of Solid Carbide

Some of our most popular Engraving Tools include:
Standard Conical V-Bits for Steels, Stainless Steel & hard materials
Standard Conical V-Bits for Plastics, Aluminum & Brass
Profilers for small engraving
Tough Tip Tool for Stainless Steel and Hard Materials
Conical Ballnose 
Tough Tip Tool for Aluminum
2 Flute Conical Ballnose
Diamond Tip
Carbide Point Scribe

We produce many other Engraving Tools including 2D Data Matrix UID, Composite Material Tools, Burnishing, Cutter Bevelers, Quarter Round, Parallel, Parallel Ballnose, Pyramid, Chamfering-Engraving, and more.

Solid Carbide Tools are available in many standard tool sizes and metric tool diameters of 4 mm & 6 mm.

Spring Loaded Engraving Tools
Engrave Flat, Curved and Uneven Surfaces

Spring Loaded Engraving ToolEngrave using a CNC Milling Machine with a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool and eliminate the need for dedicated engraving machines.

2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tools engrave curved, uneven and flat surfaces faster than when engraving using a rigid tool.

Decrease set up times using a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.

Decrease engraving cycle times up to 84% using a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.

Engrave glass, deburr and polish using a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.

Engrave 2D Data Matrix Barcodes using a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool, 2D Data Matrix Solid Carbide Tool Bit, and the 2L PRO 3 Engraving Software Program.

We manufacture our Spring Loaded Engraving Tools in five sizes to fit virtually any CNC machine.

Use a 3/4" or 20 mm diameter Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tools for high volume, production engraving or a 1/2", 3/8" or 1/4" Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool for smaller CNC Machines.

Engraving Depth Control Systems
for Spring Loaded Engraving Tools

Engraving Depth Control Systems for the Spring Loaded Engraving ToolsControl the depth of engraving in increments of 0.001" when engraving using a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool and the Engraving Depth Control Nosepiece Systems. 

The Depth Control Systems are used with the 3/4" or 20 mm Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tools and the 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools.

Use a Depth Control Engraving Nosepiece System when precise engraving depth is required.

Engraving Software Programs

Engraving SoftwareThe 2L PRO Engraving Software Programs convert text in any font or size into standard G-code to perform engraving.  Engrave logos, pictures and drawings, perform 2D Data Matrix barcode engraving for Direct Part Marking (DPM), import, scale, and export DXF files, create incrementing serial numbers in any font or size and much more.

The 2L PRO Engraving Software Programs have been specifically developed to simplify the engraving process. 

We offer four tiers of our PRO Engraving Software Program:

Single Line Engraving Fonts - Stick Type Fonts

Single Line, Stick FontsSingle Line Stick Fonts are used to reduce engraving cycle times and for very small engraving.

The 2L Single Line Fonts are for use with the 2L Engraving Software Programs. 

A set of eleven (11) Single Line Engraving Stick Type Fonts are included with the purchase of the 2L PRO 1, PRO 2 or PRO 3 Engraving Software Programs.

One (1) 2L Single Line Stick Font is included with the Free 2L PRO Light Engraving Software Program that is provided with the purchase of a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit.

End Mills - Solid Carbide

End Mills, Downcut, Multi Purpose of Solid CarbideAll End Mills are produced in house from a Premium Ultra Fine Sub Micron Grade Solid Carbide.

These tools are designed, tested and produced in house.

-  Standard, Ballnose & Corner Radius Multi-Purpose End Mills
Aluminum Cutting End Mills
Plastic & Wood Cutting End Mills
Downcut End Mills for Plastic & Wood
-  Armor Mills for Granite & Armor Plate


We keep many sizes of our End Mills in stock.  We manufacture custom tools with quick turn-around.

Solid Carbide End Mills are available in many standard and metric tool sizes.


Cutting Tools - Solid Carbide

Countersinks, Chamfering Tools, Spot Drills, Broken Tap ToolsCutting Tools are produced from a Premium Ultra Fine Sub Micron Grade Solid Carbide for maximum durability and strength.

All tools are designed, tested and produced in house

Chamfering Tools
Broken Tap Removal Tools
Standard Countersinks
-  Countersinks with Pilots
-  Spot Drills

We keep many sizes of our Cutting Tools in stock.  We produce custom tools with a quick turn-around. 

Solid Carbide Tools are available in many standard and metric tool sizes.


Modular Vacuum Chucks

8 x 12 Modular Vacuum ChucksThe 2L Modular 8" x 12" Vacuum Chucks are a unique system that allows multiple Vacuum Chucks to be connected to easily create the size Vacuum Chuck and vacuum workspace needed.

Use a single 8" x 12" Vacuum Chuck, or connect 2, 3, 4 or more Vacuum Chucks to create the size vacuum chuck or layout required. The Vacuum Chucks can also be used as a fixturing pallet, without the vacuum, using the 2L Adjustable Workstops and Edge Clamps.

Use the Modular Vacuum Chucks for quick and flexible set up for prototypes and eliminate the need to create custom fixtures.  The Vacuum Chuck face is designed with numbered locations which allows for quick set up, consistent workpiece placement, and is an excellent option for high production due to the ease of repeatability.

This system allows you to use your own Vacuum Pump to create the vacuum, or purchase a Air Venturi Vacuum, or Portable Electric Vacuum Pump to complete your set up. Complete Modular Vacuum Chuck and Vacuum Pump Systems are also available.

Vacuum Chucks - Large

Vacuum Chucks, Larger Sizes, Precision Ground2L Large Vacuum Chucks are produced from flat ground hi-tensile cast Aluminum plate.  Vacuum Chucks have a unique grid design which maximizes the holding power of the Vacuum Chucks.

Standard Sizes:
13" x 25" x 1.5"
18" x 36" x 1.5"
24" x 48" x 1.5"

Each Vacuum Chuck has individual Vacuum Ports with multiple vacuum holes per port which allow for flexible use of the entire top surface.  1/2" spacing between the Gasket Cord Slots provides for flexible workpiece placement and optimizes table space and the amount of workpiece exposed to the vacuum.

These Vacuum Chucks can be used with an existing Vacuum Pump or purchase a Air Venturi Vacuum, or Portable Electric Vacuum Pump to complete your set up. Or, Complete Modular Vacuum Chuck and Vacuum Pump Systems are also available.

2L produces Vacuum Chucks in house in these standard sizes. Custom Vacuum Chucks are produced with quick lead times.

Replaceable Top Plates for Modular Vacuum Chucks

8 x 12 Vacuum Chuck Top Plate

Replaceable Top Plates for Large Vacuum Chucks

Large Vacuum Chuck Top Plates

These Replaceable Drill Through Top Plates can be used with the 2L Vacuum Chucks,  other Vacuum Chucks or vacuum workholding applications.  Using a Replaceable Top Plate with a Vacuum Chuck can protect the surface of the Vacuum Chuck when cutting through workpieces.

2L produces standard Top Plates in several sizes and configurations.  Custom Top Plates can be produced with quick lead times.

Complete Vacuum Chuck and Pump Systems

A Complete Vacuum Chuck and Vacuum Pump System includes everything needed to get started vacuum workholding.  2L Complete Vacuum Systems include a Vacuum Chuck, choice of the Portable Oil-Free Electric Vacuum Pump or Air Venturi Vacuum Generator, Accessories and Gasket Cord.

Complete Vacuum Systems are available with all 2L Vacuum Chuck sizes including the 8" x 12" Modular Vacuum Chucks, and the Larger  13" x 25", 18" x 36", and 24" x 48" Vacuum Chucks.

Electric Vacuum Pump - Portable and Oil Free

Portable Oilless Electric Vacuum PumpThis Portable Electric Vacuum Pump creates a vacuum for a wide range of vacuum and workholding applications. 

-  Portable 20 gallon ASME tank with a 10 CFM vacuum system
-  Large visible inlet filter to remove coolant or debris
-  Automatic adjustable vacuum switch for auto on/off at a set vacuum
-  110 VAC / 9.2A power connection
-  Handle and wheels for easy transport
-  Maintenance free 3/4 hp oilless (oil-free) Vacuum Pump Motor
-  Maximum vacuum is 26 Hg

This Portable Electric Vacuum Pump can accommodate a 1,200 sq. in. Vacuum Chuck

Air Venturi Vacuum Generators

Air Venturi Vacuum GeneratorAir Powered Venturi Vacuum Generator Pumps create a vacuum for workholding, fixturing and clamping using normal compressed air (shop air).  The 2L Air Venturi Vacuum's straight through design helps prevent clogging from particles or contaminants.

Use an Air Venturi Vacuum Generator Pump for Vacuum Chuck workholding and custom hold down fixturing applications.  The Air Venturi Vacuum can also be used as an AC Vacuum Pump to evacuate air conditioning.

Standard NPT sizes of 3/8" and 1/4" NPT available.

Modular Pallet-Vise Workholding and Fixturing System

Pallet Fixturing Workholding SystemThe 8" x 12" Modular Pallet-Vise System allows you to quickly prototype workpieces, reduce set up times and eliminate the need for custom fixtures. The modular design allows you to use one 8" x 12" Pallet, or connect 2, 3, 4 or more Modular Pallets to increase your workholding area and layout.

Use with the 2L Adjustable Edge Clamps and Workstops to hold a wide variety of difficult to hold workpieces when machining and engraving.  Workstops and Edge Clamps assist to consistently locate workpieces on the pallet for production machining.

Workstops and Edge Clamps for Difficult to Hold Workpieces

Adjustable Edge ClampsAdjustable Hex Workstops and Adjustable Edge ClampsLow Profile Workstops and Edge Clamps can be used with an existing workholding, fixturing, or pallet system, the 2L Pallet-Vise System, and 2L Modular Vacuum Chucks.

These Adjustable Workstops and Edge Clamps reduce set up time and eliminate the need for custom fixtures. 

The Hex Workstop, Edge Clamp, Corner Edge Clamp, and Thin Corner Edge Clamps can hold a wide range of part sizes including small, thin, corners, or odd shaped workpieces.
No Clog Air Exhaust Silencers quiet air tools, industrial air guns and other pneumatic tools.  The straight through design allows use in environments where contaminants ordinarily clog air mufflers on air tools.

Individual and Stacked Systems offer noise reduction in approximate ranges from 12-16 and 19-27 db.  The Heavy Duty Silencers which are used in rugged environments such as oil and gas or marine environments allow for an approximate noise reduction levels of 20-30db.

Individual Silencers
1/8", 1/4" & 3/8" NPT
12-16 db Noise Reduction

Stacked Silencer Systems
1/8" & 1/4" NPT
19-27 db Noise Reduction

Heavy Duty/Industrial Silencers
1/2" & 3/8" NPT
20-30 db Noise Reduction

Individual No-Clog Air Silencer

Stacked System - No Clog Air Silencers Heavy Duty No Clog Silencers

Extended Tool Holder for 1/8" Tool Bits and Cutters

Extended Tool Holder

Use the Extended Tool Holder when a longer tool is needed to reach into deep cavities or pockets and where larger diameter collet holding devices will not allow getting close enough to the cavity or pocket walls.

-  6.0" overall length

-  Holds 1/8" (.125") diameter tool bits

-  3/8" (.375") overall shank diameter

Change the cutting tools from the front without removing the tool holder from the spindle.  The straight shank (0.375") diameter allows you to control how far the tool holder protrudes from your collet.


Spring Loaded CNC Countersink Depth Stop

CNC Countersink Depth Stop Tool, Spring LoadedThe CNC Countersink Depth Stop Tool maintains precise countersink depth on materials with tolerance variations.

The Spring compresses up to 0.375" to compensate for material variations. 

Depth of cut can be adjusted in 0.001" increments.

Tool shank fits into a standard 1/2" Collet or End Mill Holder.

Collets are available in sizes of 1/4", 1/2", 3/8", and 9/16" to hold Countersink Tool Bits up to 5/8" (0.625" - 16mm).

Use with 2L Superior Quality Solid Carbide Standard Countersinks  or Countersinks with Pilots for maximum performance and to reduce chatter.

 

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