Welcome to Schmidt Tool & Mfg. LLC.

Home of the R.I.P. Line of Steady Rest Products

Totally Committed to Providing Quality Products and Services to our Customers.



  • I just thought I’d pass along a picture of the new steady rest on our Puma 700L. This has been the best machine tool accessory purchase I have ever made. The quality and engineering on the steady rest is absolutely top notch, and delivery was on time.

    Gene Pape - Precision Machine & Mfg., Inc.

  • I just wanted to give you some feedback on the steady rest you sent to us a few weeks ago. We love it. It works very well for everything we’ve thrown at it. I wanted to thank you again for rushing the order through for us.

    Andy J. Jellum - NOV

  • Just wanted to let you know that we have begun using the steady rest you made us for the MT and it is working well.

    Mike McFarlane - K&B Machine Works

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Why Us?

Schmidt Tool & Manufacturing offers Rest In Piece Steady Rests with unique designs that have proven over and over for the past 12 years to be fantastic at work holding. They are easy to use and maintain, with parts and technical support only a phone call away, where you can talk to a real person! If properly maintained and taken care of, we expect our Steady Rests to outlast the lifetime of your machine tool. All of our Steady Rest prices include a mount and all the hardware designed to fit your machine, a heavy duty roll around storage cart, a custom fit dust cover, an adjustment wrench, a tube of grease, mounting and operating instructions, and a 1 year limited warranty. There are no castings used in our Steady Rest products. All R.I.P. Steady Rests and parts are proudly made in the U.S.A. We also make specials for one-of-a-kind applications, along with custom built work holding fixtures. Our commitment to quality, customer service, and continuous improvement based on 12 years of experience, has propelled us to the top of the field of Steady Rest manufacturers. We look forward to hearing from you.