HFT 5980 tool post upgrade

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Troy2448
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HFT 5980 tool post upgrade

Post by Troy2448 » Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:18 pm

Hello

I have an old HF 5890 and I am looking to upgrade the tool holder. Found on Ebay the BOSTAR AXA or OXA wedge style tool post sets. Wondering which one is the proper size for my machine?

Thanks Troy

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Re: HFT 5980 tool post upgrade

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:55 pm

Troy2448 wrote:
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:18 pm
Hello

I have an old HF 5890 and I am looking to upgrade the tool holder. Found on Ebay the BOSTAR AXA or OXA wedge style tool post sets. Wondering which one is the proper size for my machine?

Thanks Troy
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Re: HFT 5980 tool post upgrade

Post by Troy2448 » Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:25 am

BigDumbDinosaur,

I believe it is 7". I have the manual somewhere.

Troy

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Re: HFT 5980 tool post upgrade

Post by GlennW » Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:45 am

I'd say the OXA since your lathe is 7 1/8" swing:

* Perfect for 7 x 10", 7 x 12", 7 x 14" mini lathe, Such as Enco, Grizzly , little Machine , Harbor Freight and many oversea made .
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Re: HFT 5980 tool post upgrade

Post by Troy2448 » Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:53 pm

GlennW,

Thanks for the help.

Troy

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Re: HFT 5980 tool post upgrade

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:44 pm

GlennW wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:45 am
I'd say the OXA since your lathe is 7 1/8" swing:
Ditto.
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Re: HFT 5980 tool post upgrade

Post by Troy2448 » Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:23 pm

Thanks again for all the help.

Purchased the OXA and now I just have to get back home so I can get it mounted and set all my tools.

Troy

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