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cuemaker
01-29-2010, 05:31 PM
How big a shank will a Phase II AXA tool holder hold? .500?

Also, I am considering purchasing CCMT tool holders from Toolmex, the tool holder is branded TMX...anybody with practical experience on the brand, yea or nay?

Thanks

EddyCurr
01-29-2010, 05:47 PM
I have just received 3/4" TMX holders for use with CCGT and DCGT
inserts, but have not used them yet.

Mine are made in Poland and co-branded 'Pafana' (TMX-Pafana).
Their appearance is satisfactory as was their price.

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EddyCurr
01-29-2010, 06:30 PM
How big a shank will a Phase II AXA tool holder hold? .500?The Phase II #1 Turning & Facing Holder is rated for 3/16" - 1/2"
toolbits in the AXA size (250-101). For more information: Phase II (http://www.phase2plus.com/details.asp?pr=QUICK_CHANGE_TOOL_HOLDER_1_TURNING_ AND_FACING_HOLDERS&id=49)

Some QCTP holders are available in a #1S Oversized configuration.
I do not see where Phase II offers one of these. However, Dorian
has their AXA #1S (D25AXA-1-75, p/n 733101-01102) with a 3/4"
toolbit capacity. Aloris offers their AXA-1S with a 5/8" capacity.

Remember to verify whether such holders allow the tip of the taller
toolbit to be set to center height on your lathe.

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motorworks
01-29-2010, 06:32 PM
TMX make excellent tools:
http://www.toolmex.com/index.cfm
Have several of them and use them in a pro shop day in/out
note: The eastern Europe countries were making and perfecting tools long
before N-A was discovered.:)
Such great names as TOS,TUG,Lion,Skoda centers, etc
Just to name a few. Drop into any Industrial machine shop and you will
see at least one of the above being used.

dockrat
01-29-2010, 07:19 PM
TMX make excellent tools:
http://www.toolmex.com/index.cfm
Have several of them and use them in a pro shop day in/out
note: The eastern Europe countries were making and perfecting tools long
before N-A was discovered.:)
Such great names as TOS,TUG,Lion,Skoda centers, etc
Just to name a few. Drop into any Industrial machine shop and you will
see at least one of the above being used.

I will second this. I have used nothing but TMX-Pafana tool holders in both CXXX and DXXX left cutting, right cutting and neutral configurations ever since I found that the cheap chicom holders that came with my lathe were pretty much junk. They have been great and also considerably cheaper than comparable Sandvik holders.