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    the BXA holders I bought from CDCO were made from AXA size blocks. My Brother bought some CXA holders from them and they were made on BXA size blocks. Now I also buy on Amazon, it is the best deal for Trulanders.

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    Strange. I have a lot of BXA holders from CDCO that are the same size as the ones I bought out of a industrial supplier.
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    Buy half a dozen of these? http://cdcotools.com/item.php?itemid=482

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    Quote Originally Posted by loose nut View Post
    Strange. I have a lot of BXA holders from CDCO that are the same size as the ones I bought out of a industrial supplier.
    to be fair it was probably 10 years ago at least, and they had the cheapest price on the internet.

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    I just bought a holder that says CMED on it over a globe.
    It would not fit on my Chinese post which is a piston type Aloris knockoff.
    The dovetail depth was .003 more than my other holders so it would not slide down.

    KBC offered to take it back but after thinking about it and finding that the material wasn't hardened, I milled .006 off the back and now it works just like the other ones. 10 hours of cogitating, 10 minutes of setup and cut.

    I would expect the Aloris ones to be tight tolerance with never a no-fit.
    I think it's a free-for-all on the Chinese ones though.
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