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Thread: Hobbymat MD65 quick release toolpost holders
18/10/2020 20:06:03


I did manage to make a toolholder, but it is not a very good one. My milling needs a lot of practice. It does fit, though, and is useable for light work.

I have learned a few ways not to mill


07/04/2017 17:29:28

Thanks, I had looked at that. I was trying to keep the current toolpost which I like.

I am currently making a new tool holder - it is showing me how little I know about milling

25/02/2017 10:03:43


Do you have any suggestions for the aluminium?

6082 or 7075 seem the likely candidates, but some of the grades imply they need heat treatment and that would get interesting.


24/02/2017 21:20:32

Thanks for the reply.

Yes, I had considered making holders, but I'm not sure that my skills are up to it so was looking to find an easier way.

I do have a milling attachment, but it is not quite vertical (I only use it for drilling), so that's another thing holding me back. Most of what I do doesn't require very high precision, and the holders would need to be accurate.


24/02/2017 17:08:00

I have an MD65 with a quick release toolpost that I have had for about 25 years. I would like to get more tool holders, but I cannot find any, just a complete new system.

Does anyone have any ideas where I could get compatible holders? I have not seen anything on the web.


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