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Old 05-06-2020, 05:57 PM
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The QCTP was a return, the list was $100, less the 20%, then at $80, then they knocked $50 as it was a return and a couple of pieces were missing (a couple of screws and the Allen wrenches, nothing too important).
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That's getting close to suckage, right there.
Theft or suckage, let the courts decide.
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Old 05-07-2020, 12:54 AM
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I'm wondering why you need the 1/4" or 5/16" tools? Virtually all of my toolholders are 3/4" square and I can't think of anything I've done on the lathe that would have been easier with smaller tools. When doing boring operations yes I have needed some pretty small stuff but for external work I've never seen the need for anything smaller...
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Old 05-07-2020, 07:20 AM
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Keith,

I probably really didn’t need it, but I felt more comfortable using the smaller tools. I felt I had a better control and a could see what I was doing better, as the bigger tool, seemed to block some of my line of sight.

You probably have had more lathe time in a year than I have in 10+ yrs, I don’t do it as much as you, so your more comfortable do it. I felt this was a benefit to or for me.

Also as I said, i had some spare shop time and the cost was next to nothing, I was home waiting for emails, so I could continue the real job. During the current times, you do what you need to, to keep busy.
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Old 05-07-2020, 04:31 PM
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I often use smaller tooling in my QCTP by stacking a second piece of material above or below as is required. The larger tool holder set up will be stiffer than a smaller set resulting in more accuracy and better finish.
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