We designed our gang-tooling tool post specifically for our customers who want to convert their Sherline lathe into a “Chucker Lathe” or gang-tooling lathe. This tool post will also be the standard tool post that we will offer with our CNC Chucker Lathe (currently in development).
Our gang-tooling tool post offers a convenient and accurate way to hold up to four tools with a known centerline-to-centerline distance of 1.500″. This tool post has (4) 3/8″ holes to hold boring bars, drill chucks, or tool bushings with two locking screws for each tool.
For customers who want to use ER16 collet holders with a 5/8″ shank, we offer P/N 5935 which is the same as this tool post except it has 5/8″ tooling holes.
For video instructions on “Indicating in Your Gang-Tooling Tool Post,” click on the Video tab above, or visit our Videos page.
Includes the following:
- 3/8″ Gang-Tool Post Body
- 10-32 x 7/8″ SHC Screw (3)
- Extended Tool-Post T-Nut (3)
- 10-32 x 5/8″ SHC Screw (8)
- #10 Washer (3)
- Steel Dowel Pin 1/4″ x 3/4″ (2)
Considerations Regarding this Tool Post and Its Possible End Uses
There are many considerations regarding this tool post and its possible end uses. Please check the instructions for a complete list (click on the Instructions tab above to download the document). This tool post is designed to be used with our 13″ Mill Table (P/N 50180 or P/N 67050) in place of the lathe crosslide. Other recommended optional equipment includes P/N 1294 Riser Plate in order for your tools to be on centerline with the headstock spindle.
NOTE: While the gang-tooling tool post will mount on the the 6″ and 8″ crosslides, its size renders it unusable on either of these crosslides.