View Full Version : Kant Twist Clamp Knurler

Joel R
09-30-2011, 10:44 PM
Has anyone on here built a scissor type knurler out of a Kant Twist clamp? It appeared to be a quick, cheap, and easy way to build one of these.

My quick google search turned up one example on this page:

Anyone build something like this? Any hiccups or suggestions?


10-01-2011, 02:25 AM
Interesting idea, but the clamp is not sturdy enough laterally. It will work for sure, but I'm afraid it'll be another "chinese verson" of the tool. :)

10-01-2011, 03:15 AM
Personally, I'd be a bit skeptical of the strength of the Kant twist from axial forces. They look strong enough to handle the radial forces, but axial???

For a real radical knurler check out post 47 or so of the shop made tools sticky. I use it to knurl in the drill press:eek: :D

If history repeats, this should lead to a multipage debate.......

10-01-2011, 08:34 AM
I've done it. Agree with the limited lateral stability comments above. I needed to knurl a 3" diameter aluminum sheave. Got the job done but wasn't pretty.