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Thermal Grizzly – Lapping Tool for Intel 12th Gen CPU Processors – Simple Grinding/Lapping of The Processors Heatspreader – Tool Developed by der8auer

Price: $30.90
(as of Apr 14, 2024 05:05:06 UTC – Details)

Product Description

Lappingtool titelbild

Lappingtool titelbild

Thermal Grizzly Lapping-Tool For Intel 12th Gen CPU Contact Frame

The 12th Gen Lapping-Tool is specially designed for the Intel 12th Gen Contact Frame and simplifies the process of lapping the processor. Using the enclosed screws, the CPU is simply mounted on the Lapping-Tool with the Contact Frame. This simulates the actual final position of the CPU in the socket on the motherboard.

This allows the heatspreader (IHS) of the CPU to be ground, or lapped, in the state in which it will be operated. If you were to grind the CPU by hand, the contact pressure during installation in the socket would cause the IHS to bulge again.

lapping tool

lapping tool

Lapping Tool 12th

Lapping Tool 12th


Simplifies the lapping of the CPU
Protects the Intel 12th Gen Contact Frame
CNC-milled acrylic glass
Complete set with sandpaper

The development of the Lapping-Tool

As with the Intel 12th Gen Contact Frame, experienced overclockers were also involved in the development of the lapping tool. In addition to Roman “der8auer” Hartung, Allen “Splave” Golibersuch was involved in the design process. Allen was able to achieve two world records with the help of the combination of Contact Frame and the grinding of the CPU with the Lapping Tool.

lapping tool

lapping tool

How to use

The tolerances of the lapping tool allow the heatspreader to be ground down by 0.2 millimetres before the acrylic glass of the lapping tool is removed. If the acryic is being lapped down, stopp grinding immediately. This tolerance was deliberately chosen to prevent too much material from being removed from the IHS and to avoid damaging the contact frame.

It is recommended to grind off the heatspreader by a maximum of 40-150µm. For the largest possible contact area between the IHS and the base plate of the CPU cooler, the latter should also be ground.

Technical specifications

80 mm

80 mm

15 mm

acrylic glass


Scope of delivery

Lapping Tool

Lapping Tool

Sanding paper

Sanding paper






The Lapping-Tool specially designed for the Intel 12th Gen Contact Frame.

3x Sanding Paper

1x Sanding paper 400 grit

1x Sanding paper 1.200 grit

1x Sanding paper 2.500 grit

Manual & Tools

1x Manual

4x Screw

1x Wrench


An airtight sealable and reusable package.

Package Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.99 x 5.67 x 1.22 inches; 3.21 ounces
Item model number ‏ : ‎ TG-ILT-12G
Date First Available ‏ : ‎ September 1, 2022
Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Thermal Grizzly

DESIGNED FOR INTEL 12TH GEN CONTACT FRAME – Specifically developed to work seamlessly with the Intel 12th Gen Contact Frame
SIMPLIFIES CPU GRINDING – Streamlines the process of grinding the CPU, making it easier and more efficient
PROTECTS THE INTEL 12TH GEN CONTACT FRAME – Safeguards the delicate Contact Frame during the grinding process
COMPLETE SET WITH SANDPAPER – Includes a comprehensive set of sandpaper, ensuring all necessary tools are at your disposal
DEVELOPED BY DER8AUER – Designed by Roman “der8auer” Hartung, a renowned overclocker from Germany, known for his expertise in the field

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