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    SBL Services > Products > FlexArm

    SBL Services are excited to announce we are an exclusive UK distributor for FlexArm, an American manufacturing company of tapping arms whose vision is to be recognised as a pioneer of machine tool solutions.


    All About Flex Machine Tools


    In 1971 Richard Kennedy started Midwest Specialties Inc., a government contracting manufacturing business. To help with some manufacturing projects, he designed a tapping arm to increase speed and efficiency when tapping holes off of his NC machining centres.


    As he perfected the design of the arm, the motor, and tooling it quickly turned into an essential tool in the shop. The FlexArm was first displayed at the 1986 IMTS trade show. This was their first machine tool launch and it is now well known as FlexArm.


    Each arm is assembled in-house by their manufacturing engineers and highly trained team. During the assembly process, these highly trained professionals will test the functionality of each part, making any necessary adjustments. When the machine is in the hands of our customers, we want it to be ready to start production and make you money!

    FlexArm Die Grinding Arm

    FlexArm Helicoil Insertion Arm

    FlexArm Accessories

    Let’s start making your shop more money by increasing your efficiency when tapping.



    After having previous experience using a Flexarm at my previous employer, I was already well aware of the huge benefits and I made it my first priority to persuade my new employer to purchase one.

    Our Flexarm is used daily and has become our technicians new best friend. It has saved us countless hours, along with the confidence of knowing that the repairs are correct and square due to the reliability and repeatability given by the unit.

    I can’t praise these highly enough, and I would recommend them to anyone who does a lot of grinding and weld repairs.”