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Ron of Va
10-24-2009, 09:33 AM
The question is will a CXA lathe tool holder fit on a BXA tool post? Or can it be made to work? I have a piston type tool post if it makes any difference.

Ken_Shea
10-24-2009, 09:41 AM
Ron,
See if this thread answers your question, a quick read indicates as was suspected, they will not fit.

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=7919

Ron of Va
10-24-2009, 11:51 AM
Since the CXA is larger than the BXA, I know it should be a sloppy fit on the tool post. I guess what I am asking is "can it be made to work with a shim?"

The reason for the question is that I see used Aloris knurling tools in the CXA, at reasonable prices used, but rarely see the BXA ones.

I would like to have one like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140353005666&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:US:1123
but there is no need to buy something I can't make work.

Black_Moons
10-24-2009, 03:15 PM
Just buy a sissor tool with 1/2 or 5/8" shank and stick it into a normal toolholder.

lane
10-24-2009, 07:32 PM
And the answer is no.

Ron of Va
10-24-2009, 07:48 PM
And the answer is no.
Thanks, I guess I will have to wait for the BXA or buy the scissor one.