Every video of a turret setup I’ve seen on you tube sucks. One day I plan to make a simple video on my Logan turret to show how a turret should be set up.Jim thanks for the offer, I will certainly be in touch. She does have the built in lever collet that I want to use for this job. I ran a little bar fed mazak cnc lathe for years and I do like the hardinge emergency pads for handling stainless so I am glad to know I can get them for this machine too.
The plan for this machine is to just make "blanks" that we will stock for later finishing. We make repair parts so we do a lot of one offs' and customs on manual lathes, so the diameter and tip profile is subject to change but the tapped hole feature is standard.
I am currently working with somma on the self releasing tap holder. Once I get my tools in place I will reach out for advice on setting the "depth rods?" and general use and tips. There aren't very many turret lathe youtube videos for me to learn from so I may have to give you a call, lol.
It would help if you showed a pic of the tooling that came with the lathe . Master collet. Crank for setting depth on turret . Collet pads. Ect.
you adjust turret tool depth by counting number of turns on depth screws. That is determined by pitch of screw.