Please suggest a good parting tool

  1. fizzy Member

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    After only using small lathes I am terrified of parting off. I hate it.
    Now I need a parting off tool for my Colchester Triumph.
    20mm or 25mm holder.
    Any suggestions for the best performer for sensible ish money?
    Eventually I want a rear toolpost but don't have one yet.
     
  2. nick952

    nick952 Member

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  3. ukracer Forum Supporter

    Check out @doubleboost videos as he raves about his weekly. ;)
     
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  4. fizzy Member

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    I have seen a few reviews of that type and the blade seems to fall out all the time. Is that the case?
     
  5. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    I've had best results with this type.
     
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  6. mike os

    mike os just a little insane.....

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    Any indexable tool, body size to suit toolpost but as deep as possible
     
  7. nick952

    nick952 Member

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    Never had the blade or insert fall out of one yet, but I do give the insert a tap with a nylon faced hammer, to make sure it's seated.
     
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  8. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    make your own out of an old carbide tipped saw blade
     
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  9. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    I’ve just about used up a 200mm circular saw blade making parting tools. Its taken me about 5yrs to use it up. They [tungsten]are only soft brazed on, so they will fall off if you push them too far without coolant. That is under powered feed though.:D
     
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  10. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Kram Member

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    I am still using a MGMN tool as it doesnt need a blade holder. Cant beat it for price 4 pound delivered with 4 inserts, but only limited dia upto 35mm
    Ive got sp200 and sp300 blades with GTN inserts, not tried yet.

    Small lathes struggle as they dont have enough torque at low speeds. I imagine a Triumph has plenty.
     
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  12. Gragson

    Gragson Forum Supporter

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    Parted 20mm round with 10mm version of that type yesterday, 1st time parting off, worked good once I "manned up" :laughing:
     
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  13. Morris Member

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    Bit late, I use an Arceurotrade one (as Nick952 posted) and find it excellent.
     
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