Anderson-Cook offers two main options, or styles, for racks being mounted in a cold-forming machine: standard and base-plate.
Standard / Conventional
Racks in this category have a conventional configuration with the lugs (tabs) of the rack existing as an integral part of the rack. Standard tools, shipped to Anderson-Cook for regrind, will be returned to the customer “lower” in height in an amount equal to the material removed for the regrind. A standard rack must be shimmed, with Anderson-Cook provided shims, to return it to the previous, effective, rack height.
Racks in this category have the main/upper portion of the rack affixed to a removable base-plate.Base-plate tools, shipped to Anderson-Cook for regrind, will have the main rack body separated from the base-plate (by Anderson-Cook), be reground, and then have a new shim installed between the base-plate and the rack body. The shim, being equal to the material removed during process regrind, allows Anderson-Cook to return reground tool that are, effectively, the same height as the pre-reground tools. Base-plate tools require no shimming by the customer.
Anderson-Cook has made tools which conform to the specifications of other manufacturers.