7140 Engineer Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111
5th Axis Workholding was founded out of necessity by Chris Taylor and Steve Grangetto in 2005. For lack of better workholdings, a new generation of vises and dovetail fixtures was born.
Utilizing only the highest purity materials and a team of experienced engineers, 5th Axis has become the standard for machinists looking to improve their efficiency with reliable workholdings. Their clientele ranges from the US Navy and NASA, to Google and Apple.
Its line of innovative workholding products includes: self-centering vises, master or machinable jaws, dovetail fixtures/cutters, and adapter plates for nearly every manufacturing brand.
All of 5th Axis products are machined from heat-tested hardened steel to exacting standards in our Southern California factory.
5th Axis also serves as a full turn-key solution provider for both companies and individuals looking to engineer, program, mill, or prototype their parts.
Designed by machinists for machinists, we manufacture the highest-quality 5 axis workholding fixtures on the market, 100% in the United States.
We made this new workholding product introduction in our territories in the Spring of 2016. 5th Axis Workholding was created out of shear necessity. When Co-CEO’s Steve Grangetto and Chris Taylor started 5th Axis Inc. in 2005, they immediately recognized the need for quality workholding that addressed many of the common issues machinists encounter when moving into the 4th and 5th axis machining.
To address concerns regarding preparing stock (dovetail end mills being too expensive and requiring frequent replacement) 5th Axis designed its own dovetail cutter in conjunction with Ingersoll Cutting Tools.
Made from H13 tool steel and featuring a 1-inch-diameter shank that fits set-screw, collet or shrink-fit holders, the tool uses index able inserts (manufactured by Ingersoll Cutting Tools) that can be replaced at will.