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Old 04-07-2013, 12:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Phoenix01 View Post
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.
Best way to go is a 4" x 1or2 " stroke 3 stage cylinder With dial a stroke.

I'm using a 2" stroke with dail a stoke.Only using about 1/2 inch of stroke. but gives me play room on mounting it . nice thing about dail a stroke is you can reduce the un needed stroke. That would other wise add more stress to the spindle bearings then needed. So i only use what i need to knock the tool out. You can find bridge port kits at grizzly. If you want something off the shelf to install.

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