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Online Roger B

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Re: Advice on small lathes
« Reply #75 on: July 29, 2019, 05:33:16 PM »
I can see the videos now, all looks good  :)  :)

The Proxxon parting tool is quite  wide, 3mm, which takes more torque and wastes more material than the 1.5mm blade type. I use the 10mm version of this:

https://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalogue/Cutting-Tools/Lathe-Turning-Tools/Parting-Off-Blocks-with-M42-HSS-Co-Blade

Maybe the 8mm would be suitable for you? Keep up the good work  :wine1:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Advice on small lathes
« Reply #76 on: July 29, 2019, 06:49:58 PM »
Yay ! Cool !
That's what I was searching but could only found 10mm.

Since I'm planning to buy the proxxon Quick change toolpost with height settings it'll fit perfectly :)

Thanks a lot Roger :)

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Re: Advice on small lathes
« Reply #77 on: August 03, 2019, 11:16:22 PM »
So...
Plan changed I got a brand new FF230 (only carton opened for picture) from eBay for 500 euros.... it's between 300 and 500 euros less.
I'll receive it in few days so I'll be able to do some testing on it :)
It's a pretty good news !