No ATC setup is complete without tool racks. We're continuing to design different styles of tool racks so you can always get the one that fits your setup perfectly. They're designed to hold our ISO20 tool holders available separately. If you just bought our ATC System, (4) Flush mount tool holders are included. It is unwise to mix and match the tool holder styles so please purchase accordingly.
Tall racks require you to drill a 1 inch hole for the bit to stick into your spoil board. The end of the ISO20's collet nut sits roughly 1" above the spoil board. This type of holder is perfect for spindle mounted dust boots. The tall stance prevents the brush material of your boot from being smashed into the spoil board during tool changes.
Short racks require a similar drill-hole to our Tall Rack. The end of the ISO20 collet nut tool holder will sit just atop your spoil board. This type of holder is recommended for no dust boots.
Flush racks do require the same 1-inch hole as the tall but are mounted as low as possible. These provide the perfect alignment between tool holders for your ATC motor to drop down and grab the tool without interfering with the tool holder immediately next to it.
QCW racks are what we installed onto our Woodworker QCW table. This might not be best for everyone.
We are always coming up with new ideas for how to position our tool racks. If you have an idea for the perfect tool-rack on your setup... please reach out to us via email@example.com and we're happy to develop and make it available.
If you'd like to 3d print your own tool racks, you can find our maker files here: https://pwncnc.com/products/tool-rack-for-makers