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Old 03-12-2019, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by LKeithR View Post
With a lathe of that weight and horsepower you should be able to use just about any insert out there. if you've got the mass and the HP you should be able to run most of the negative rake inserts without a problem. Nothing wrong with running only CCMT and CNMG style inserts--it does simplify things--but your lathe should certainly be capable of using a much wider range of tooling...
Seem like 99% of what I machine is long and skinny,
so CNMGs just put too much tool pressure back into the part.

But I have a CNMG holder set up and zero'd with a life-time supply of inserts.

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Last edited by Shade Tree Welder; 03-12-2019 at 02:05 PM.
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