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Button style tool holder???
« on: September 02, 2009, 07:12:46 PM »
Hey everyone
I have been dabbling with different Cam softwares and looking through Mach lathe tutorials and I have noticed in all of them, they refer to a turning tool holder that uses round inserts or I've heard it called a button tool for turning more complicated rounded profiles. Problem is, I've never seen one. anywhere, for sale. I have seen round inserts. Just no tool holders. Anyone got any info on these.

CB



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Re: Button style tool holder???
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009, 07:20:17 PM »
Bought quite a few from eBay, 5mm 10mm 12mm 16mm. Any place that sells lathe tools will have them, even the hobby places sell them.
Hood
Re: Button style tool holder???
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2009, 08:04:13 PM »
Im sorry, which hobby places. Link please. I've even looked in the MSC catalog and done google searches. Perhaps I am calling them something different.

CB

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Re: Button style tool holder???
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2009, 08:21:28 PM »
Try EMCO, JDL, and MSG and look under indexable toolholders.
RICH
Re: Button style tool holder???
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2009, 08:28:20 PM »
sorry. again, all I see is regular left hand, right hand threading and cutoff tool holders. I do not see a round insert Button style tool holder. can someone please post me a link directly to one.
Re: Button style tool holder???
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2009, 08:44:22 PM »
Sandvick and any other carbide manufacturer made these
Re: Button style tool holder???
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009, 08:53:32 PM »
yeah, where can I buy one of those or something like it

CB
Re: Button style tool holder???
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009, 09:31:09 PM »
http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/GSDRVSM?PACACHE=000000107494623
http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNPDFF?PMPAGE=758&PMITEM=57139628&PMCTLG=00

CB,
   Can't recall for certain, but tool nose radius compensation might not be working in MachTurn.
If not, you won't get what you expect for the finished part.

RC
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Re: Button style tool holder???
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009, 10:31:26 PM »
hMM....
I think your right RC and LazyTurn accounts  for the tool tip radius. I wouldn't be in a hurry to go out and buy
button tool holder unless you comes across it cheap. Additionaly you will find that on smaller lathes they just don't have what it takes to use a large radius on a tool. Use the button tool or the square tool to secure a profile cut from LazyCam. In Lazyturn it takes into account the shape of the tool. 

BTW: In LazyCam when you want code for a finish pass use a point tool as i mentioned in the manual.
RICH