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Eric Cox27/03/2011 10:56:28
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I recently acquired a far eastern lathe that came with 8mm tooling.
When I put the lathe tool in the tool post it was above centre height.
Surely it should be below or on centre height so that I don't have to reduce the thickness of the lathe tool.
Chris Trice27/03/2011 11:21:51
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Correct. How high above centreline is it? 1/4" or 6mm tools are the next ones down.
John Stevenson27/03/2011 15:56:13
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I have the same trouble on my TOS lathe, it will hold 1 1/2" tools but they are also over centre and I'm limited to only use 1 1/4" shank tools.
John S.
Terryd27/03/2011 16:14:14
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Hi Eric,
Just another possibility, has the correct toolpost been fitted?   Could you check the size with someone else who has the same lathe?  It's difficult to comment without knowing the make, model and supplier.

Edited By Terryd on 27/03/2011 16:16:15

Eric Cox28/03/2011 08:57:02
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The lathe is a conquest super from Chester UK and the tools were supplied with the lathe
Les Jones 128/03/2011 09:42:49
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Hi Eric,
I have just had a look at Chester's website to see if it specifies the size of the tools included with the lathe. It does not state the size of the tools but shows a quick change tool post. Normally the height of the tool holder can be adjusted on a quick change tool post so I would have thought there would be enough adjustment. If this is not the case try phoning or emailing Chester. I found that when I had a question about my lathe they tried to be helpful but not all of their people seem to be technical.

Jon29/03/2011 15:04:26
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Its not the QR tool post that one, ideally you will want the 6 or 1/4" tools which it will run out of power with much the same.
No mention of size here either but look 8mm.
The only one that mentions size is here. Useless any way.
These are 8mm and used on a bigger lathe with no top slide, click on piccy with lathe!
Eric Cox30/03/2011 09:26:36
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It looks like a case of far east cheap tooling. Using the adage "you get what you pay for" this set was free with the lathe.
The boring bar was on centre height and the parting off tool instead of the shank being 8x8 was made from 10x8 subsequently 2mm too high.
Ian S C30/03/2011 11:00:43
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Is the tooling HSS, or carbide, if the former easily cured by grinding, if the latter, you should be able to take a bit of the bottom of the shank/ tool holder.
won\t the supplier change them? If not thats a bit poor, a direct swap would be to his advantage, because the smaller tools are proberbly cheaper. Ian S C
Martin W30/03/2011 19:08:58
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Have you tried posting on the forum at the Chester UK website and raised the question there? If not it is worth a go as they normally try to sort things out pretty fast. Usual disclaimer re interests.
Eric Cox31/03/2011 09:29:25
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I'll try the forum and see what happens.
larry Phelan27/08/2017 12:03:07
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Dealing with Chester ----------? I wish you luck !!

NJH27/08/2017 12:54:03
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Larry - this thread is 6 years old ! If the original poster hasn't sorted it by now I doubt that he will. What is you reason for bad mouthing Chester ? I've not heard bad reports of them and they do support the forum.


JasonB27/08/2017 13:10:15
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Larry, you have been asked twice to stop dragging up old threads and making pointless posts, we will be sending JS around to give you a slap.


John Stevenson27/08/2017 13:25:09
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No slap needed, just a full ban - you have been warned

Neil Wyatt27/08/2017 14:47:27
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I have sent a message to Larry, if this continues I will suspend his account.


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