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  • They don't get cheaper than this.

    http://www.cdcotools.com/index.php

    BXA for $13.00 among others.



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  • #2
    Holy crap, I'd pay more than $13 for a scrap of A36 and the mounting hardware (to make my own)!
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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    • #3
      I just ordered one of the $12 ones (same holder minus the groove at the bottom) and I'm impressed for the price. I'm probably going to order one or two more before that sale ends.

      On the other hand, I also ordered one of their center drill sets ($5) and they weren't so good. Each point needed to be resharpened and brought back on center. As I sharpened them I kept saying to myself 'five bucks... five bucks...'
      Last edited by RobbieKnobbie; 02-09-2008, 10:41 AM.

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      • #4
        Hmmmmmmmmm

        We just had a discussion where a couple guys keep yelling that "you get what you pay for".....

        What sort of consistency do you get for $13?

        Interesting that the steel must cost a lot less where those are made..... Probably India.
        1601

        Keep eye on ball.
        Hashim Khan

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        • #5
          I bought 20 of the AXA plain holders - they're Chinese and seem every bit as consistent as any others I have. Ten bux each makes them compelling, I think.
          Cheers,

          Frank Ford
          HomeShopTech

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          • #6
            They don't get cheaper than this.

            I bought four AXA's and three fit very nicely, the other had to be slighly opened up in the root of the dovetail. Just a couple of minutes on the mill with a dovetail cutter. At $9 and $10 each, I'd do it again in a heartbeat....

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            • #7
              Its like there's a long echo in here. I think there have been at least two separate threads on just this topic (tool holders from CDCO) in the last week.

              Paul
              Paul Carpenter
              Mapleton, IL

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              • #8
                LOL, I thought JRouche had gone over the top on that other thread he ordered so many. I got 5 thinking I'd have spares. Shoulda listened to JRouche--stuck tools in the 5 and then wished for 5 more!

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                • #9
                  I purchased from another source, same price range, after breaking one screw I ordered a box of screws from McM and replaced all of them. Works great for the price.
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                  Herm Williams

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                  • #10
                    Hi,
                    I just purchased 2 BXA holders from CDCO.
                    They are well made, However to lock them down you have to put another 1/3turn on the lever. That makes it point toward the machine head, on the operator side mind you and not a problem yet.
                    So I assume the dove tail is slightly wider than the Aloris I have.
                    PaulF

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                    • #11
                      Do you all have a tool holder "fetish"? LOL

                      BobWarfield:

                      Do you have any info on that neat looking tool height gage with the level in it?
                      "There is no more formidable adversary than one who perceives he has nothing to lose." - Gen. George S. Patton

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                      • #12
                        I think most of the suppy houses sell them, I know MSC does(they sell two versions, one for regular lathes, and one for slant bed machines).


                        HTRN
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by brucepts
                          Do you all have a tool holder "fetish"? LOL
                          Moi ??



                          No never.............





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                          Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                          • #14
                            Even more impressive

                            Mr. Stevenson, er Sir Sudspumpwater, that pic is even more impressive considering that you built that system to your own design correct? Could it be assumed you made all of those holders? Do you just run stock off in long lengths and then cut to size for the holders?
                            James Kilroy

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jkilroy
                              Mr. Stevenson, er Sir Sudspumpwater, that pic is even more impressive considering that you built that system to your own design correct? Could it be assumed you made all of those holders? Do you just run stock off in long lengths and then cut to size for the holders?
                              Don't egg him on. He'll start getting delusions of adequacy

                              I was tickled pink with the 9-12 tool holder kit I bought from CDCO and the 10 extra holders. Coming from a lantern style holder I find it amazing to be able to change holders in the blink of an eye or remove a bit to touch it up on the stone post haste. I can honestly say I think the setup has improved the look of my work quite a bit.
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