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Old 07-17-2019, 04:55 AM
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KMS tools in Red Deer. July power tools flyer has what I think are AXA and BXA size sets on for $190$ CDN. Best deal I've seen. Extra blocks are about $40 CDN.

I'd like to find some 1 3/16" material to make some blocks. Thickest plate I have is 1". I think I have a thicker blind flage around somewhere.
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Old 07-17-2019, 04:57 AM
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What size tooling does that tool post take?
your next purchase should be a dozen holders to avoid having to change cutters. When we see that we will know you have arrived as a tool-a-holick.
5/8" square. More toolholders are in the plans. Scouting for material now.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:17 AM
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I got mine from CDCO for about $100. It's the wedge type.

Now, just yesterday, I saw a review on the exact same one from banggood for $50. Grrr. After my last experience with them though, I'm a little gun shy.


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So what's that make me... with 2 dozen holders
An apprentice off to a good start....
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:07 AM
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I got mine from CDCO for about $100. It's the wedge type.

Now, just yesterday, I saw a review on the exact same one from banggood for $50. Grrr. After my last experience with them though, I'm a little gun shy.


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Old 07-17-2019, 10:41 AM
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5/8" square. More toolholders are in the plans. Scouting for material now.
Try these ones, have to pick your size.` What you paid should make your ass sore...

As someone who orders alot direct from China, I have had no problem with them. All chinese vendors package in bubble wrap and then plastic, and sometimes the product is in a box inside if the manufacturer put it in one.
They have a canadian warehouse so shipping and delivery times are short compared to the 3 weeks from China direct.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:16 AM
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[....What you paid should make your ass sore......

Not necessarily. I paid 180$ Tax incl. no shipping cost or delay. I got to see and handle all the parts before purchase. The guy at the tool counter was more than happy to open the package and unwrap all the pieces and even discuss the use of each part and how to fit it to my lathe. I walked out with my purchase and could have had it installed the same day if motivated.

The same size QCTP as I bought is listed at 106.16$ CDN plus tax, duties and shipping. The listing seems to be for the post alone, not including the 3 toolholders I got ( listed here at 25$ CDN each.) Sight unseen and with an unknown shipping delay.

Last, but by no means least, no risk, unlike the various and assorted nightmares with non delivery and poor followup reported from Banggood.

I am OK with my purchase.

Having said all that, if I was sure the Banggood blocks would fit, I'd consider ordering a few tool blocks from them.

YMMV.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:26 AM
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Cam I am ok with your purchase as well
As long as the set is the correct size for your tooling and machine you will be very happy.
Like you I watch sales and have twice found a complete set for less than I could purchase the blocks I wanted from that set. In both cases KMS was the source and the box that the set came in was very dusty
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:09 PM
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Last, but by no means least, no risk, unlike the various and assorted nightmares with non delivery and poor followup reported from Banggood.

I am OK with my purchase.

Having said all that, if I was sure the Banggood blocks would fit, I'd consider ordering a few tool blocks from them.

YMMV.
If you are at war with Russia or China the products of that country will always be lousy.
But BG has treated many members here well. As for your blocks, if you have a number such as 250-101 for example, they will fit any qctp of that size. You never said whether it was AXA, BXA or CXA. Mine are CXA.
That is the great thing about the qctp post is the standardization.

As far as the mini lathe posts I have no idea if they are standardized.
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:16 PM
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If you are at war with Russia or China the products of that country will always be lousy.
But BG has treated many members here well. As for your blocks, if you have a number such as 250-101 for example, they will fit any qctp of that size. You never said whether it was AXA, BXA or CXA. Mine are CXA.
That is the great thing about the qctp post is the standardization.

As far as the mini lathe posts I have no idea if they are standardized.
Pretty sure my QCTP is a BXA. I think the 250-101 block would fit.


I haven't heard much about Banggood other than the horror stories posted on this board and referenced earlier in this thread.

For the record, if it weren't for Chinese and Taiwanese products, my shop would have little more than a hundred year old 12-36 change gear lathe, a clapped out WWII era 16-48 Hiebert lathe, and a half century old stick welder. I am also convinced that the kit I bought was imported from either China or Taiwan.
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