Ok, so I remember we're supposed to set the top of the tool cutting edge right at centerline for od turning.
But I heard somewhere that for id turning, that the cutting edge should be set slightly above centerline. And if so, would there be a difference in cutting edge height for negative rake inserts or not?
I did have the place I bought the new full size mill from remove the Newal Topaz readout and change it to their new 3 axis DP8 digital readout.
I hade them put the reader on the knee for the Z axis and added a Mitutoyo simple digital readout on the quill.
One thing that was lame about the lathe is once I put Valenite ValTurn water soluable cutting fluid in the sump, it leaked several tablespoons a night right throught the cast iron one piece base.
They said they would waterproof the sump with a sealant, and I told them I needed a lifetime guarantee on their sealant.