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by TechTony
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Toolpost sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 19968

Re: Toolpost sizing

Ok, I've watched lots of youtube vids and I've read more than a few reviews and lots of documentation over the last week trying to figure this out and it dawned on me this evening why this seems so difficult to me - the toolpost t-nut groove in my compound is really small. So now I'm wondering - do ...
by TechTony
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Toolpost sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 19968

Re: Toolpost sizing

I thought that the beauty of this style of toolpost was that I could either buy or make a new attachment for it for any size tool shank and that size would have an impact all things far reaching, like height of the post itself (impacting tool centering) and the base stub on which the whole mechanism...
by TechTony
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Toolpost sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 19968

Re: Toolpost sizing

I ran through the chart and compared the measurements of their TP to my own, and I'm stumped. I have no idea which model is going to work best for me. The smallest seems to make sense but in some cases, the measurements of the second to the smallest make sense.....
by TechTony
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Toolpost sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 19968

Re: Toolpost sizing

couldn't get this one in the last post
by TechTony
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Toolpost sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 19968

Re: Toolpost sizing

Took some measurements of my current toolpost, here's the pics. Given this information, any more thoughts about size to get? Hopefully something more specific....
by TechTony
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Toolpost sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 19968

Re: Toolpost sizing

Your "BT800" is the same machine as the HQ800 made by Anhui Chizhou Household Machine Tool Co., Ltd. Even the part numbers in the manual reference the HQ series machines. Mine machine is the HQ800V (same chassis as yours, but variable speed). The B or 200 series size tool post was the best size for...
by TechTony
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Toolpost sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 19968

Re: Toolpost sizing

Thanks for weighing in. I'll see if I can find a Phase II wedge. The tool post that came with the machine seems really small but then, so does the compound it rides on. The vice that they incorporated into that compound is total crap - does it have a specific purpose or is it really meant to hold wo...
by TechTony
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Toolpost sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 19968

Toolpost sizing

I'm presently in the process of buying tooling for my new Bolton Tools BT800 . The next item on my tooling list is a new tool post / tool holder system. From what I've read, a CDCO set is what I'm looking for - but I know nothing about sizing for this. I'd really like to buy the right one the first ...
by TechTony
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to clamp work....?
Replies: 45
Views: 5473

Re: How to clamp work....?

Spro - Thanks - it's great to see that someone gets it. Gary - Thanks for supplying a title rather than the response of others of "go find a book". I'll take a look. I fixed my errors in clamping after watching the tormach clamping vid. As for the rest of you that are so worried about insulting some...
by TechTony
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to clamp work....?
Replies: 45
Views: 5473

Re: How to clamp work....?

Thank you all for weighing in.... Current update: I'll get the EM holder set. I'll get the collet set later but it's not what I appear to need at the moment. I've abandoned the stacking of XY tables in order to close the gap between the work and EM, idea. Thanks for weighing in on steering clear of ...
by TechTony
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to clamp work....?
Replies: 45
Views: 5473

Re: How to clamp work....?

Oh, and the clamping kit I have has the end to end nuts so they should be able to handle the elevation --- but if I buy the stackable XY table then I'll have elevated t-slots anyways. Also, I tend to work in softer metals so I didn't think rigidity was going to be that big of a deal for the most par...
by TechTony
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to clamp work....?
Replies: 45
Views: 5473

Re: How to clamp work....?

Wow... uhm... that's quite the rundown.... thanks much for the clarifications and explanations. I have an XY vice that anchors on my t-slot table currently... which also elevated the work to a level that the EM can touch the work with the quill (did I get that terminology right?) lowered. The soluti...