Lathe tool holders are used to secure lathe tools in place during a range of processes, including facing, threading and boring. Lathes are devices used in areas like metalworking to rotate a workpiece. Tool holders usually attach to lathes through the tool-post. Though most lathes support tool holders, not all do. Check your lathe is compatible before choosing one.
Lathe tool holders are usually made from a tougher material than the tool itself, meaning they can effectively support a precision cutting implement. They also offer flexibility and extended functionality. They can control the angle of the tool, extend or retract it as necessary or be spring-loaded to deflect the tool if too much force is applied.
There are several additional ways in which lathe tool holders allow a greater range of use of tool bits.