Tormach Fab Lab: Working with a Quick Change Tool Post for Lathe

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:

  1. Dialing in a Quick Change Tool Post
  2. Setting Tool holder height on a Facing tool
  3. Setting Tool holder Height on a Turning Tool
  4. Dialing in a Drill Tool holder


Andrew Grevstad

With over ten years of professional experience in advanced manufacturing systems, digital design tools, and applied software, Andy Grevstad has worked in product development and technical support for Tormach since 2008. Grevstad has received engineering degrees from Michigan Technological University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a regular contributor to Digital Machinist magazine and also blogs weekly about CNC milling and related topics on the Tormach blog, Milling Around.

Andrew Grevstad