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    need help identifying a toolpost

    Hi guys,
    pobably a real noob question, but could anybody help me identify what kind of tool post this is? im only used to the dickson types and i havent seen anything like this before. it is 106 mm...
  2. Youre right, i will add that i am not fixated on...

    Youre right, i will add that i am not fixated on always running max speeds, i rarely ‘max it out’ i just figured it would be handy if i could use them if i ever needed to. I do nothing by the book...
  3. Yeah the point of chuck size had been Made clear...

    Yeah the point of chuck size had been Made clear to me and i think i Will start with a 6 or 8 inch one. And it Will definitely not be a walk in the park to take that 12” sucker off thats on there now...
  4. When using carbide inserts on the softer steel...

    When using carbide inserts on the softer steel range even with larger diameters i am often in the range of 1000 or slightly above if you want the chips to break properly and to have a decent surface...
  5. Believe it of not, the young dumbass is actually...

    Believe it of not, the young dumbass is actually aware of this. Once at work we were turning very small soft steel parts on our CNC lathe so we were at quite some rpms (it is equiped with a 125mm...
  6. Well i tend to disagree with you on that, in our...

    Well i tend to disagree with you on that, in our first classes we were shown multiple photos and videos (non censored) of people who did not learn that lesson. All of us shit our pants the first time...
  7. Thanks for the help, one might think i am finally...

    Thanks for the help, one might think i am finally understanding your point. Dont really know what i was thinking earlier
  8. I guess youre right, the last thing i want is a...

    I guess youre right, the last thing i want is a chuck flying past my face so ill take your advice
  9. Look man i really dont know why you are so...

    Look man i really dont know why you are so hostile, you definitely know more about this stuff than i do and i respect that, so please just help a young one out and Lets all be friendly
  10. What are you on about? In school we had mondial...

    What are you on about?
    In school we had mondial Celtic 14 lathes (fairly unknown brand) fitted with 250mm Chucks and we there those around at 2000 rpm all day and guess what, im stil alive
  11. This is my point, if your chuck is rated for...

    This is my point, if your chuck is rated for those speeds, why not? Hence my question, im just looking for a chuck that can handle these speeds. I have about 6 years of experience on me, i started...
  12. this where you hit the nail on the head, when...

    this where you hit the nail on the head, when appropriate. im sorry if i pissed you off because im not trying to be a smart ass (on the contrary, i try to learn as much as possible) i just wanted a...
  13. of course he used to because he was limited by...

    of course he used to because he was limited by the technology of the time, my point is that my lathe was standard fitted with a nice big chuck that obviously can handle the given rpms so you can use...
  14. thats my point, why would i buy a chuck that cant...

    thats my point, why would i buy a chuck that cant handle the rpms i have available? thats like putting drum brakes on a ferrari
  15. thank you, this is the kind of reply im looking...

    thank you, this is the kind of reply im looking for. i guess its a long shot for such a big 4 jaw unless i manage to find a steel one
  16. yes, they were factory fitted with specially...

    yes, they were factory fitted with specially commissioned pratt burnerd ductile iron chucks
  17. I thought i stated it clear enough that the...

    I thought i stated it clear enough that the original factory fitted chuck is a 315mm one? are you trying to tell me that colchester was like 'hey, let's fit this 1600rpm lathe with a wonky chuck that...
  18. well yeah, would you imagine if colchester was...

    well yeah, would you imagine if colchester was like 'hey lets design a lathe with a 12 inch chuck but no brake' they probably knew what they were doing
  19. Yes, it has a matrix multi disc brake

    Yes, it has a matrix multi disc brake
  20. I dont know if it was clear in my explanation but...

    I dont know if it was clear in my explanation but i plan to use it for general purposes, most of wich will be regular 'in center' turning, so i dont see why it would not be able to? of course i agree...
  21. Question: Reccomendations for an independent 4 jaw chuck?

    Hi all,

    I recently bought a Colchester mascot 1600 lathe. I bought it off an auction and it came from some farming company who only used it for woodturning (i know, WTF??:confused::confused:) it...
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