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    Does any one have any experience with this tool post ? I think its made in Putin country

    http://www.banggood.com/Mini-Quick-C...-p-983345.html

  • #2
    In the shipping it says shipped from China.

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    • #3
      If you're looking for a small qctp, check out A2Z CNC. They have a USA built set for about $100. I had one and it was very nicely made.

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      • #4
        "Little machine shop" carries a similar (same?) aluminum "sub-axa" post.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GEP View Post
          Does any one have any experience with this tool post ? I think its made in Putin country

          http://www.banggood.com/Mini-Quick-C...-p-983345.html
          I do not.


          There is not a lot that can go wrong with a piston style tool post. All they have to do is....

          get the dovetails perfectly parallel

          Heat treat the central cam.

          Turn the cam so it locks up properly.

          Heat treat the piston.

          Anodize the aluminum

          Use good grade set screws in the holders.

          Chamfer the edges.

          Make the base flat so it mates to the compound well.

          Clean off all the burrs.

          Ream all the bores so they don't hang up.


          hmmm. Might be worth buying a brand name such as the A2Z mentioned above.

          Dan
          At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and left over parts.

          Location: SF East Bay.

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          • #6
            What size lathe are you getting this for?
            Walt

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            • #7
              It's probably the same as that offered by www.littlemachineshop.com as their #2461 or 2271 for $100, but it seems they no longer offer it, although it's in their printed catalog. I bought their larger steel QCTP at Cabin Fever for $150.

              http://littlemachineshop.com/product...2280&category=

              For just $50, the Banggood product is probably OK, and the customer reviews seem favorable. However, they indicate that the dovetails have a rather loose fit.
              http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
              Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
              USA Maryland 21030

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              • #8
                Originally posted by danlb View Post
                I do not.


                There is not a lot that can go wrong with a piston style tool post. All they have to do is....

                Dan
                Thanks for the chuckle.
                Some of the conditions noted can be improved by the purchaser.
                Seems very little to lose at that price...doubt I could get raw materials for that, excluding scrap.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for your comments. I had this 10" atlas for 40 years and was thinking of using the tool post for that. What is the opinion of a piston type compared to a wedge type

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GEP View Post
                    What is the opinion of a piston type compared to a wedge type
                    My experience, wedge has better repeatability. This compared to a piston where I expect sub .001"
                    Piston wouldn't do that, have wedge in my home shop, but it really wouldn't matter.

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                    • #11
                      too small for 10" Atlas IMO

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                      • #12
                        I had an AXA on a 9" southbend. Can't imagine using anything smaller on the Atlas.

                        Rich

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                        • #13
                          I would just use a steel axa size for that. Imports are cheap enough..

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lakeside53 View Post
                            I would just use a steel axa size for that. Imports are cheap enough..
                            I agree . Thank you all

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                            • #15
                              CDCO.com has an axa wedge size for about (IIRC) $80 USD . That is what I use on my 9" SB . if you go to Frank have patience and buy extra holders so cheap you can't go wrong.

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