View Full Version : Insert tooling for Small CNC Lathe

07-17-2012, 03:41 AM
Over the last couple of weeks I have become the owner of an almost new, Syil
C6B CNC Lathe, which is a Sieg C6 that has been CNC'ed by Syil.
It is fitted with a Dickson style quick change toolholder which will do for a while
until I learn how to work it!
What I want to find is a set of reasonably priced insert style tool holders, which take conventional inserts, Not the cheap sets where you have to buy a full set of seven or eight inserts with massive tip radii and negative rake for a 1/2 hp lathe.
And not overpriced like that Australian supplier!
Looking for 1/2 inch to 5/8 shanks

07-17-2012, 05:09 AM
Try Kennametal or if your looking for something cheaper try these guys http://www.mcjing.com.au/categorybrowser.aspx?categoryid=25
Iv bought indexible parting blades here :) they cost 30 dollars and run better in my lathe than a $200 kennametal one :) hope this helps

bob ward
07-17-2012, 09:19 AM
I've bought insert holders and inserts from CTC Tools in Hong Kong and haven't been disappointed yet. Packages take a week or three to get here, postage charges are reasonable.


07-17-2012, 10:17 AM
Glanze also make some decent smallish indexable tooling at reasonable prices

07-17-2012, 10:20 AM
These inserts avaliable from The Carbide Depot can be used on the small cheap import tool holders and they work great.


07-17-2012, 10:22 AM
Little Machine Shop sells Warner HSS inserts and holders. After you get started, you might want to look into those as well. They would be well suited to your 1/2 hp lathe.