Re: [atlas_craftsman] Re: QC tool post
- I think either 12" compound will clear the QCTP without modification.
The 10" and I assume 6" Atlas machine require clearance, one way or another.
> Apparently there are two versions on the 12 inch Atlas compound. My tool
> post fit with no modifications at all (except for trimming the part that
> the T slide, chain drilled, hack saw and file.)
> About the only time I use the QC post is parting off. Since I get most
> of my
> HSS tooling as surplus no two tools are the same. So I switch between
> the QC
> and the lantern with Armstrong tool holders a lot. Incidentally there
> are two
> kinds of the Armstrong holders. One has the square hole for the tool bit
> straight and level for carbide and one has the hole slanted back to give
> automatic back rake for HSS tool bits.
> John Meacham
> from the high deserts of Calif
> 12 inch Atlas lathe, mini mill, HF band saw and a rusty file.
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>I did the big washer thing for a few years until I saw a milled
> I just received my Phase II QC tool post also yesterday. The tool
> post is too wide for the top of the compound slide because there is a
> raised hump on the compound slide that interferes with the tool post.
> I had two choices, I could either mill off the raised portion on the
> compound slide or I could take a slight cut around the edge of the
> tool post bottom edge to raise it over the hump. I chose to cut the
> edge off of the tool post.
> I am curious if other people have run into the problem and how they
> handled it.
compound on Ebay. I got it and there is no interference any more. I
don't know if one system is more rigid than the other, but I still
have my original compound if I want to go back. So far I haven't been