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Thank you very much Ian, that's what I remember seeing a while back, then more recently when considering buying, it was an updated site and that wasn't What I saw, thanks.
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Like others have mentioned in this thread, I can highly recommend a tangential tool. Although it is possible to make one's own, as a beginner, buying would be easiest.
Although not particularly cheap, I have the "Diamond tool holder" as supplied by Eccentric Engineering who advertise on this site on both my Unimat and Myford ML7 lathes.
The cost is somewhat mitigated by how versatile the tools are. In my case, they are almost permanent fixtures, used for nearly everything other than boring and parting. So there is a saving in not having to carry a range of tools and with fewer tool changes, there is less advantage in having a QCTP. Especially as the Diamond Tool has a built-in height adjustment.
Using the supplied jig, sharpening the Diamond Tool is trivially easy. It is almost impossible to get it wrong even for the clumsiest of us, and if anything, it gave me the confidence to experiment with freehand sharpening of HSS tools on the rare occasion that I need a different tool form.
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Edited By clivel on 23/01/2021 23:10:27
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