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Old 04-28-2009, 06:38 PM
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I'd look for an Aloris quick clange tool post {or a Dorian} and see if anyone over at the local community college can show you the how'why on HHS toolbits...HHS because chances are this lathe isn't gonna generate the surface speeds that carbides work at.....Meanwhile see what textbook they're using over at the community college and get one..Look up the toolpost on line and get familiar w/it...Then lookup a post-n-rocker toolpost and see how they work..they're gonna be much cheaper than the q-change and lend themselves to the HHS toolbits.Finally after your frustrated beyond your wildest dreams w/this lathe , take the course over at the local kiddie college and learn what a lathe should be doing and how to run it correctly...Then go looking for a good used manual lathe...you can take the q-change {and any other tooling }off the origional lathe and put it on the "new" one..
Goodluk, Randy
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