Little Rock Tools (LRT) is a skilled cutting tool manufacturing facility located in Little Rock, Arkansas. LRT was established in 1963 to serve the growing demands of the Automotive, Power Generation, Aerospace and Defense industries.
LRT began its business as most cutting tool companies do; offering re-sharpening services. As the business grew, LRT ventured into standard altered step drills made from standard drills and then to manufacturing tools from bar stock.
LRT has a 44,000 square foot facility and manufactures what we call “special specials,” which is the more complex tooling that most cutting tool shops do not produce due to the complexity and difficulty of producing these tools. LRT specializes in high speed steel, carbide tipped, solid carbide, and CBN tools. LRT’s key to success is its ability to consistently solve their customers’ cutting tool needs and designing tools to improve the machining processes.