I have been collecting Aloris AXA wedge type tool posts and holders for a while and I am puzzled about something. Some of the holders don't fit onto the tool post very well (or at all). Some of these are genuine Aloris brand BUT one is an AX and the other is an AXA.
And the situation is more complicated. I have two Aloris AXA wedge type tool posts. The first one I got has had more use but seems to work great.
More recently, I picked up a near mint condition Aloris AXA tool post and I was going to replace the older one BUT most of the import tool holders I have won't fit onto the dovetail (I got these holders awhile back ). These same holders fit the older Aloris just fine. Even some of the Genuine Aloris brand holders won't go on the newer Aloris tool post (the AX one doesn't fit either one).
Did Aloris change the dovetail dimensions on their tool posts over time? Do AX and AXA tool holders have different dimensions?
I figure I can eventually recut the dovetail on the tight ones but I am surprized that the Aloris ones don't fit.
Any of you out there notice this before?
Thanks for your input!
[This message has been edited by WLW-19958 (edited 01-28-2006).]