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    Default Aloris question

    I have a very nice smooth working old Aloris piston toolpost. I have no issue with the piston type, but this particular Aloris has only one dovetail, and I only have one 90 degree type toolholder. I f I could get more tool holders like this I could use the toolpost but I am not having success finding more of these 90 degree type toolholders. There are some KDK types like this on ebay. Will KDK holders fit on an Aloris AXA dovetail?

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    Rotate the toolpost 90 degrees clockwise and use standard holders ? ? ?

    The BXA on my Monarch 10EE has the dovetail facing the headstock.
    I use all the standard toolholders with it

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    Then I would have to rotate the toolholder between every turning and boring cut. At that point it isn't a quick change toolpost any more.

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    I like the 40 position swiss style......

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    That's an ALoris A2 tool post...they still sell it and the holders.

    EDIT- here is is, you may have to call.

    A2 Tool Post and Model A2 Miniature Tool Holder Set - Aloris Tool Posts | Quick Change Tool Post Originator

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    You need to get a couple toolholders. And use both ends of the std toolholder. You will have to turn your toolpost 90* from time to time. I have an AXA piston toolpost and it works fine on my 10" lathe.

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    get a tool that accepts the insert that gives 5 degrees clearance for turning and facing when set at 90 to the work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry on Lake Superior View Post
    get a tool that accepts the insert that gives 5 degrees clearance for turning and facing when set at 90 to the work.
    That's fine most of the time, but not so hot for boring tools.

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    Just a guess, but you can probably get a good quality import AXA set with 2 dovetails for less than the price of the holders from Aloris.

    BOSTAR AXA 250-111 Wedge Tool Post for Lathe 6 - 12" Plus 2 Extra XL Tool Holder | eBay

    When I owned my shop, we used nothing but Aloris or Dorian. Now that I'm a hobbyist, I bought the Bostar.

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    Throwing money towards obsolete tooling or machinery is rarely a good idea.

    AXA? How small is this machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bll230 View Post
    Will KDK holders fit on an Aloris AXA dovetail?

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    AXA-size holders are not interchangeable with KDK.

    I posted a little review of the previously mentioned "Bostar" brand tool post, which you may see here.

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    Mikel, thanks for answering about KDK. Watched the video, well done. This is for my soon to be completed Monarch. I think I’ll get an Aloris.

    John


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