Tooth Block Kit
Tooth Block System
The game changing tooth block system is a cornerstone of our new philosophy of modular fixturing and the heart of our patent pending designs.
Current fixture systems rely on friction to hold parts in position. Metal on metal surfaces, especially flat machined surfaces, are typically low friction, so it’s easy to bump a fixture accidentally while working. Measuring the distance between two fixtures also requires the use of constant measuring and adjustment which if eliminated would safe lots of time and simplify setups.
The tooth block system eliminates all those problems at once. The steps in our tooth blocks and toothed locating washers work with the table holes to place the fixture right where you intend and creates a positive lock that won’t let it slide around.
The teeth of the block are designed to be used face down on the table which prevents spatter from getting into the part.
The main increment of our tooth block system is 1/8”, but by changing the spacing of the teeth in our locating washers, you can achieve 1/16” locking increments.
The block can be used without the tooth washer and with just the slot.
The block can also be used in a vertical configuration
But wait, there more… It’s Modular All the Way Down
The tooth block system and fence pins are all part of a larger system of fixtures that work together. Like the fence pin concept but want it on a toothed block system? Want to create a right angle bracket? Want to create a bracket with a tooth system in the vertical direction? Make a four sided block for stacking?
It’s all possible, and easy to create with our system.
Extension Block System
The Extension Block System is unique to the Fireball Table Fixture system. This system uses the Tooth Block and extension blocks to create larger fixtures.
6" Extension Block
The 6” Extension block combines with the tooth block using the included Stud Pins and socket head cap screws.
This turns the tooth block into a right angle block 7” high by 8” long. The holes on the face of the extension block aid with holding taller workpieces or creating an elevated platform.
Two of these 6” Extension blocks can be combined with two tooth blocks to create a clamping block.
13” Extension Block
Extension block combines with the tooth block using the included Stud Pins and socket head cap screws.
This creates a right angle block 14” high by 8” long. The 13” extension block contains numerous double sided counterbores to enable our Vee blocks or other extension blocks to be locked onto the face.
Two of these 13” Extension blocks can be combined with two tooth blocks to create a clamping block.
These Vee blocks feature a 90 degree and 120 degree angle perpendicular to each other. The block also has flats on the top so that each dimension is 2” and the flats can be used to elevate work pieces.
The block features tapped holes on 3 sides so the block can be locked in place for use with tooth blocks and extension blocks.