View Full Version : Wanting import scissor type knurl tool opinion.

Mike Burdick
09-28-2005, 03:59 PM
I was wondering about the quality of the Enco scissor type knurl tool. Not so much as to the knurl wheels but the body itself – is it strong etc. If any of you have one, would you mind giving me a review of it?





Fred White
09-28-2005, 04:25 PM
I've had one for years. Works for me. I have it mounted in one of my Aloris tool blocks.

I also have the Aloris knurling tool and I use the Enco one more often.

09-28-2005, 04:52 PM
Mine works great. Modified and tweaked it a bit and noticed no difference, although I did stop the nut that holds the 2 pieces together from loosening up all the time.

09-28-2005, 05:45 PM
Mine works well,a good auction purchas for 2.50.

The tame Wolf !

Lew Hartswick
09-28-2005, 06:28 PM
Joel, How did you do it? (keep the nut from
loosening). We have two of them at school and
besides the knurls being no good (replaced
them) they work fine as long as the nuts are
kept snug.

09-28-2005, 06:36 PM
Mine works good. I haven't had trouble with nuts comming loose though. I oil mine. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

09-28-2005, 08:18 PM
I have one it works well.

09-28-2005, 10:27 PM
Lew, I used a thin locking nut. Not a nylock, but the crimp type. I happen to have a thin one lying around, but you could easily face the seat side of a regular thick one. A faster but less desirable solution would be just to stake the nut with a punch.
Unlike Ken, I don’t like to oil my nuts unless I have a very good reason. :P

09-29-2005, 02:16 AM
It really depends on how big you want to go.If like me you are only doing the diameters about 3/4"or less the plans on LMS are for free and take about a morning to make. The wheels can be done with drill steel and then hardened. I am trying to use my numbering set to give me different patterns.
I know buying is pretty inexpensive but making chips is more fun.

Paul Alciatore
09-29-2005, 10:30 AM
I got one on sale and it works fine for occasional to moderate use in a home or small shop enviornment. Seems to be very sturdy. Only comment I have is that I was disappointed that the pins that hold the rollers are a press fit. That makes it harder to change rollers. One day I may replact them with screws or perhaps ream the holes out and add set screws.

Paul A.

Mike Burdick
09-30-2005, 11:11 AM
Thanks one and all for your responses!

I'll probably try one...


Ed ke6bnl
09-30-2005, 04:31 PM
Just a thought since I just bought to no twiest c type clamps at the swap meet they seem like a natural for a knurling tool they look almost like the enco knurler. whats ya think ED

Ed ke6bnl
Agua Dulce, Ca.
70 mi. S.E. of Los Angeles

09-30-2005, 06:09 PM
Or make your own:



Mike Burdick
09-30-2005, 06:32 PM
Ed & dp,

Well...maybe I'll check into both of your ideas! There is not much cost associated with it and would be fun to make. I was also thinking about making one like Armstrong sells that cut the knurls rather than form them.

Hmmm...to the drawing board... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Thanks guys,