View Full Version : Knurling tool standards????

03-22-2005, 07:20 AM
I bought knurling tool on ebay for $7.00, new. I wanted it becuase it has E-clips for retaining the wheels,easy to swap. It is well built and looks to be NOS and came in a box that looks straight of of the fiftes.
Inside was a paper slip stating, "this tool
meets the relative standards of the manufacturer''. I had to laugh. I guess the manufacturer don't give a damn about anyone thinks.

03-22-2005, 08:13 AM
lol...that is funny...reminds me of the guy who said "hey...you can't complain about the service 'till you actually get some!!"

take care

03-22-2005, 09:16 AM
Kinda like those "Lifetime Warrenties" ...valid for the lifetime of the item.

03-22-2005, 08:30 PM
I thought this was going to be another debate on knurling. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

03-22-2005, 08:53 PM
Me too ken! Chief, if you do a search for "knurling" you'll find that it's impossible to do properly in a home shop. I farm out all my knurling...

Alistair Hosie
03-23-2005, 01:41 AM
Strange you should say that, I had one of those scissor type knurling devices that come with my lathe. It is not a cheap one but I have never had any trouble knurling with it so far so good Alistair

03-23-2005, 06:31 AM
Alistair, hoffman's comment was tongue-in-cheek. There have been some lengthy discussions on this board concerning knurling and there are some philistines (like me) who actually do not do it according to mathematic and/or engineering tables. We just haul off and knurl, throwing caution to the winds, ignoring all the rules, and against all odds end up with nice knurls as you say you've managed to do yourself. Some of us are like bumble-bees, which, according to aeronautical engineers, should not be able to fly.

03-23-2005, 06:56 AM
Ya,it's like freakin acrobatics"I would give you a perfect 10,but you didn't have your mouth closed" http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

I call it the tail light warranty,when they see your tail lights,the warranty is up http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

03-23-2005, 09:10 AM
I knurl all the time, never had any problems, guys who want bike parts made think it's some kind of vodoo magic. I prefer a coined finish to a diamond pattern.

03-23-2005, 11:10 PM
That's a good'n.
Heere's yer sign:
"All parts made in this shop meet the relative standards of the manufacturer"

I'm hanging one up tomorrow.