Originally Posted by Rainman229
Just mostly allows tools to be changed in a tenth of the normal time. For example when I run off Phantom handle plates theirs 4 tool changes. 2 of which the tool is only in the machine for less then 2 minutes. It gets rather time consuming changing them out. Now it's not so bad any more.
Oh don't get me wrong, I completely understand the convenience of it. I work in the family machine shop for my extra income, usually operating either the Bridgeport or Cincinatti lathe. Having several tool changes and it taking just a few seconds to do can drastically reduce the amount of overall time it takes from start to finish. This is especially true when you bid jobs based on how long it will take for you to complete. Less time = more money. I think when I can afford it, I'll look into a set up like this.