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Myford 254s tooling

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Philip Slater25/07/2019 19:59:18
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Hi thinking of getting a Myford 254s what size shank of tool could I expect to get into a quick change toolpost. Also anybody any idea on what budget I should be looking at.

JasonB25/07/2019 20:03:40
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Probably depends on which type of QCTP you go for as some will allow larger than others

duncan webster25/07/2019 20:56:33
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The genuine Dickson QCTP on mine takes 12mm tools

IanH26/07/2019 11:34:46
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Mine has a QCTP that I am pretty sure came with the machine, new from Myford. The slot in the standard holders measures 0.555” or thereabouts.

I use tipped tools almost exclusively, and for use on my 254, I have machined a number of them down to fit the QCTP.


lfoggy26/07/2019 19:16:55
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I use 10mm and 12mm tools on mine with the original Myford quick change tool post.

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