In this new Tormach Fab Lab episode, we’re showing the basics to setting up a Quick Change tool post on a CNC Lathe.
The QC toolpost kit for our 15L Slant-PRO CNC lathe is size CXA, which holds 3/4″ tools. There are many different styles QC tool holders that you can purchase for this post, but the three used the most are:
In this video, Mike first demonstrates first how to properly align a QC tool Post and then how to set heights on several different tool holder setups. Here are some quick links to specific subsections of the video:
- Dialing in a Quick Change Tool Post
- Setting Tool holder height on a Facing tool
- Setting Tool holder Height on a Turning Tool
- Dialing in a Drill Tool holder