Up until I bought a new Jet GH1340W-1 lathe for rifle barrel fitting & chambering a couple of years ago, the only lathe I'd ran had been Dad's old Atlas TH54, a 6" swing machine with a lantern-type tool post. Now I find myself wanting a 2nd lathe for the times when I've got a barrel dialed in on the Jet, and need to do something like bore a recoil lug to fit an oversize thread tenon. The old Atlas will just barely suffice for small, light jobs like this, so I'm wondering if one of the Phase II QC toolposts would be a little more rigid than the lantern tp? The smallest model Enco lists is the 100 series for machines with swings from 9" to 12" - does anyone know whether this TP would work on the old Atlas, or do I need to look at one of the smaller QC posts advertised in HSM?
I have a 200 series Phase II on the Jet, and have purchased 10 extra tool holders off e-bay at very reasonable prices. Could do the same for the 100 series post at even lower cost, so if it could be used on such a small, light machine, I'd prefer to go this route.