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Shawnba67
12-11-2016, 06:15 PM
I bought an aloris axa-8 holder and an aloris p4 60 degree blade. My problem is that when I set it on my tool post it is a .250 over center at its lowest adjustment. The ada block is setting on my compound. I can't see any fix other than grinding it down be on center but thought I'd check first.

tyrone shewlaces
12-11-2016, 06:43 PM
I have a couple blocks like that and my quick solution was just to mount the main block off to the side enough to allow the tool block to hang down past the compound's top surface.

GEP
12-11-2016, 07:11 PM
Put a longer set screw in the adjustment nuts

lakeside53
12-11-2016, 07:30 PM
Yep... mount it off to the side.

danlb
12-11-2016, 10:19 PM
I bought an aloris axa-8 holder and an aloris p4 60 degree blade. My problem is that when I set it on my tool post it is a .250 over center at its lowest adjustment. The ada block is setting on my compound. I can't see any fix other than grinding it down be on center but thought I'd check first.

That sounds like you have a small lathe. An lathe smaller than a 9 inch will often use 0XA size.

Just hanging it off the edge of the compound will probably work if you are not trying to set the compound to 29.5 degrees. If you set the compound at an angle the bottom of the tool will still hit the compound.

The info at http://shop.aloris.com/aloris-products/Aloris-Threading-Holders-Blades-Inserts/Threading-Holder-AXA-8 shows that the top of the blade is 13/16 from the bottom of the block. The block is 1 5/8 high so you will still have over an inch of metal left after you grind .25 off the bottom.

The block looks like it has a lot of meat that can be ground off. I'd go that way.

Dan

Shawnba67
12-12-2016, 10:37 AM
I had also thought about sawing the blade in half, it doesnt seem to use the other part of the blade for anything structural. But for the moment i may have to just let it hang over.

lakeside53
12-12-2016, 10:15 PM
It will get shorter if you use it enough ;)

sarge41
12-12-2016, 11:51 PM
shawnba67: Don't forget to set the blade to the helix angle of the thread.

Good luck,
Sarge