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  • Favored Kant-Twist types & sizes for an HSM'er?

    Got a birthday coming up & I finally remembered (duh!) I need to get myself some Kant-Twists. What's ya'lls favorites? Most of my work is what I'd call small to medium sized. Probably going to be only 6 or 8 of them and will order today to get a cyber Monday Amazon discount or ebay; whoever's got the best deal.
    Milton

    "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

    "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

  • #2
    I like the 0-1" size and the longer reach 2" capacity. Four of each is good.
    Toolznthings

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    • #3
      Thanks!
      Milton

      "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

      "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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      • #4
        I have 4"ers and 3"ers and 2"ers and 1"ers and I don't know what I'd do with out them. Any of 'em! On the mill I probably use the 3s and 2s the most. The big ones for fabrication.

        Pete
        1973 SB 10K .
        BenchMaster mill.

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        • #5
          I have 2, 4, and 6", 4 of each. I use the 2s and 4s most often, but sometimes a 6" or two saves the day.

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          • #6
            Ditto Tool guy.

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            • #7
              I have all the sizes and use them. But for some small work I really like the 0-1, or whatever the smallest size is, I forget without looking. JR
              My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

              https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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              • #8
                Well, I pulled the trigger last night on 4, 2-1/2" & 4, 4-1/2" deep throat style clamps on Amazon. $13 ea. for the smaller ones & $17.76 on the bigger ones, free shipping. (Prime member) Happy Birthday to me! Maybe a couple bigger ones & 4 of the smaller ones at Christmas.

                Thanks all for the input.
                Milton

                "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

                "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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                • #9
                  And you just KNOW that the first time you go to use them that you'll find out the small ones are still too big or the big ones don't quite reach far enough.... It's not you. It's just the way Fate puts us in our place...

                  And a hearty Happy Birthday to ya Milton ! ! ! !

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Bruce, when I think back to how I was doing dexterity & speech wise this time last year, I wasn't really confident that my next birthday was going to be a happy one! Thankfully I'm back very close to where I was before the stroke; I am so fortunate. Hopefully I'll stay that way for a good long while.
                    Milton

                    "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

                    "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DICKEYBIRD View Post
                      Thanks Bruce, when I think back to how I was doing dexterity & speech wise this time last year, I wasn't really confident that my next birthday was going to be a happy one! Thankfully I'm back very close to where I was before the stroke; I am so fortunate. Hopefully I'll stay that way for a good long while.
                      Yeah, I read you. Things like that make being able to buy the clamps a worthy reward. And with that I'll wish you all the health and soundness in the world.

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                      • #12
                        Milton
                        I hope you stay around long enough wear those clamps out
                        George from Conyers Ga.
                        Remember
                        The early bird gets the worm, BUT it's the second mouse that gets the cheese.

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                        • #13
                          I use the 1 & 2 the most for jigging and such. The difference in using the bigger sizes and C clamps is smaller. I've got a pair of cantilever 6" with a button to release the thread for fast adjustment, but I don't use them much even for wood work, I tend to use the squeeze bar clamps.

                          I STILL don't understand what happened to the cheap Chinese knockoffs of the Kant-Twist. Most of mine are knockoffs bought decades ago, and can't find any for sale now. The patent is long expired.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by George Seal View Post
                            Milton
                            I hope you stay around long enough wear those clamps out
                            Thank you George; I'll drink to that! (In moderation of course.)
                            Milton

                            "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

                            "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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                            • #15
                              On this topic does anyone happen to have a plasma/laser cut file for kant twist clamps?
                              Andy

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