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integrated vs. stick tools w/ Aloris QCTP

DanielG

Stainless
Joined
Oct 22, 2014
Location
Maine
I'm starting to tool up a lathe with an Aloris CXA toolpost. For general purpose turning, I've always used a 3/4" or 1" stick tool in a quick-change holder. I see that they also make integrated holders that hold a standard insert. For example Diamond Turning & Facing Tool CXAD-80 or Profiling Tool Holder CXA-115

It seems like it should be a bit stiffer without the extra interface in the way, but I've never seen these used before, so I imagine they aren't that popular.

Any opinions?
 

Bill D

Diamond
Joined
Apr 1, 2004
Location
Modesto, CA USA
I have one BXA holder for a trigangular insert. the tool tip[ can not stick out very far past the tool block. I would say it can not go deeper then 1/2" max groove depth before the body would rub.
Bill D
 

awander

Stainless
Joined
Jun 11, 2012
Location
Eastern PA
If you damage the seat in a stick tool, you replace just the stick.

The integrated one one would be a lot more expensive to replace.
 

ratbldr427

Stainless
Joined
Mar 21, 2006
Location
jacksonville,fl.
When cheap standard holders are $20.00 it would be hard to justify $300. Besides I don't like them for the reason awander mentioned and the fact that a stick tool holder allows some adjustability for different jobs on the fly and use any type insert stick with just one holder.
 








 
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