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  • Basic 4-way toolpost questions

    I need a cutoff toolholder. The distance from the bottom of the toolpost slot to the spindle center is 3/4". What size toolholder shank do I need to look for? Also, I have been using hss toolbits inserted directly into the toolpost slot. Are there holders available that would angle the hss bit upward so I can slide the bit up in order to bring it to the centerline, instead of using shims?

    Roland
    -Roland
    Golf Course Mechanic

    Bedminster NJ

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    Angled Tool Holder.

    This type of tool holder may be what you want for the angle.

    https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/Pr...tockCode=L070L

    You must take the angle into account when you grind the front relief angle on the tool. I think the tool holder adds 15؛.

    Rgds
    Michael

    Australia

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    • #3
      What is the height of the opening in the toolpost? I had a 4 way tool post and used shims. You can make tool holders but if you don't have a lot of room in the slot above the center line a holder is not practical. I think if you look in the online catalog of Enco you will find insert type cutoff holders and blades that will fit your lathe.
      It's only ink and paper

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      • #4
        My tool post is a 4 way turret with a 3/4" spindle center line height. I use this one from Enco,
        http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?P...PMAKA=891-6965

        It requires no shims to set up on my lathe.
        Mark Hockett

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        • #5
          Thank you. I've got a good start figuring out what I need.

          Roland
          -Roland
          Golf Course Mechanic

          Bedminster NJ

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