November 2, 2011

LATHE armstrong tool holders

Mindless Boring: Armstrong tool holders are made to fit "lantern style" tool posts on Lathe machines such as the Logan, Atlas, Clausing, Southbend lathes and others as original equipment. These cutting tool holders accept a range of tool steel size in Hss, and carbide for use in a lathe. Armstrong Bros. style tool holders were the mainstay on engine lathes since the 1890's and are still in use by many who understand the inherent rigidity of the Armstrong design. Many have opted for quick change tool posts and holders for their lathe cutting tools looking to add speed to a production environment at an increased cost. The Armstrong Bros. Tool Co. still produces quality metal cutting tools in the u.s.a. and claim to continue to do so. Thanks Armstrong Bros. I am proud to own your products. This video is about the set of Armstrong tools i got with my old lathe, left and right hand tool holders, a Revolving Head Knurling Tool and a cut off blade holder.

MINI LATHE Tool Post Armstrong Holders Many home machinists fail to realize the cost of lathe or milling tooling can easily double the purchase cost of a machine tool. Some, buy a quick change tool post for their lathe immediately, however the 4 way turret style tool post that comes stock on most mini lathe can be loaded with Armstrong and Atlas tool holders that are normally used with a lantern tool post. These come in left and right hand versions as well as straight. Armstrong also produced special duty threading, cut off blade, and knurling tools. One often overlooked advantage of the tooling holders, especially on lower power lathe such as the mini lathe , is the build in back rake angle, which can be used to set the hss tool on center by extending or retracting the cutting tool in the holder. Once set, the entire Armstrong style tool holder can be removed and replace in the lathe turret tool post with speed and ease negating the advantage of a quick change tool post and associated costly holder's. = SHARE ROCKNTV1