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New chips
05-06-2006, 01:01 PM
In readers forum Doug Ripka gave info on MLA-8 casting kit from Metal Lathe Accessories but did not give info on Company. I have tried my browser and have not found it. Any one have the company info?

Mike Burdick
05-06-2006, 01:23 PM
Here it is:


05-06-2006, 06:54 PM
I can't recomened the kits offered by this outfit to highly, the castings machine like 12l14, great with answering questions to, I am dumber than george bush jr, and I can usually follow them.

Currently I am working on 5-c collet chuck kit from them, and hava a boring head kit for the winter time. I want to try the die filer kit, die filers are rare in western Canada.

05-07-2006, 10:33 AM
I don't own any of Metal Lathe Accessories products, but I have seen them at shows. They look like a quality product, as I retool my shop, I am planing to purchase a few castings at Cabin Fever in '07. I may actually get them into operation by the end of decade.

05-07-2006, 12:49 PM
I've done the T-slot cross slide. The casting was great. It machined very well, with plenty of allowance.

I'd have no hesitation about getting any of Andy's kits.