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PostSubject: Lathe tools   Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:35 pm

right then Ive got my lathe up and running an old Drummond...now the big question is where is the best place to go for some cutting tools as my selection is rather puny....Been looking at the Machine Mart set but are they any good...cant afford a lot tbh

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PostSubject: Re: Lathe tools   Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:29 pm

I get my tools on ebay and USA company Little Machine shop. 

https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=4863&category=

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PostSubject: Re: Lathe tools   Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:30 pm

@Damien: from what I read here you have yet not much experience. I would suggest first to define something you want to make using your lathe and the determine what would be the required tools. It is my personal experience that when you start with a lathe or a milling machine I had the tendency to buy kits of tools. On the milling machine, there are a few kits that you need to have. 
But for the lathe, you should just by a tool with which you can machine the material you want to use. Brass and aluminum are good metals to start with. Do not buy at the beginning one of those tools for the lathe you can replace the "cutting part". I was fast to destroy my parts of this kind. A pure metal cutting tool made of a single piece of steel with a hardened piece of steel soldered to the steel tool.



This is just to show you the cutter I would recommend, Next is the link to such tool in eBay.

What you should not buy as a beginner:



There is but an important thing to get to know upfront. What size of this tools you need for your lathe. The supplier of the lathe should be able to give you the information or the paperwork that came with your lathe. The reason is that the part of the cutter that cut the part you want to machine has to be exactly in the middle. The kind of cutter I am recommending you at least to start with you can resharpen the cutting edge. Already a bit more advanced is a pure stell cutter which you can adapt to the form you want to reach with the lathe.



Such a machine will be of great benefit to resharpen you cutters or make cutters the style you want. grinding your own tools the link to a pdf document that explains it.

As you can see, none of this tools are expensive!
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PostSubject: Re: Lathe tools   Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:18 am

Helmut, A metal work engineer I'm not however at Technical college 49 years ago I achieved 100% in Metal work, wood work and Tech drawing a year later working a the Victorian Mail exchange I used a 12 foot centres lathe to make new axles for my mini bike including threads and subsequent tempering.

I`ve had my Taig micro lathe for around 45 yrs and built parts for RC cars, boats & planes as well as jets for water injection, fuel injection mods etc in a highly modified Renault  10 sport sedan hillclimb and sprints car Experience I do have.

My lathe uses 1/4" -- 6mm bits  I purchase Carbide tipped 20 asst'd bits and don't attempt to re sharpen them as my eyes and hands aren't up to the task

At $24.99Au from an Aussie ebay seller "  Ebay No 263965302177

20x Carbide Tipped Lathe Metal Cutter Bit Cutting Tool Set Turning Boring Bit AU

I guess it all depends on what you class as experience Helmut.                                                                                                                                                             
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PostSubject: Re: Lathe tools   Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:38 am

from what you write you have much more experience than I do. I am surprised the question you asked! Well, at least real beginners might find my contribution to be helpful
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