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Joel R
09-30-2011, 11:44 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:
http://hobby-machinist.com/index.php?topic=2175.10

Anyone build something like this? Any hiccups or suggestions?

-Joel

MichaelP
10-01-2011, 03:25 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. :)

camdigger
10-01-2011, 04:15 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.......

strokersix
10-01-2011, 09:34 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.