Tool Room
Lathe Brainers

Holdgate  Enterprises has developed many "brainer" inventions to help minimize cost in work and time while helping maximize efficiency and speed and safety.   Browse this long list and profit from the long experience of a professional tool room craftsman!

 

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Lathe Brainer:  QuikStop for Safety

Now, here’s a little sweetie that you guys will REALLY appreciate!

A “Quik-Stop” for your 3 jaw lathe chuck.  No more screwing around inserting a bar from the back side just to do some small parts! 

Check it out!

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Check out the GROUNDSKEEPER
One free with every order over $200

LATHE  QUIK-STOP  MSRP:

Ship/Handling:


Wholesale (10+ units):

 

Florida residents:

$249.95 each

$18.00

 

$180.00 each

Add 7% tax

 

Lathe Brainer:  Chuck for Back Head Stock

 

A couple of months ago, I put a piece of ¾” phenolic bar stock, about 4’ long in my lathe.

I had inadvertently left the spindle speed up around 2,000 R’s.

The best description I can make is an EXPLOSION of phenolic.
There were pieces all over my shop!   One pointed chunk was sticking in the wall!

 

Having lived through that, at least in the medical aspect, I decided to make what’s pictured below.

 

Extremely long pieces might still be a threat however…

The other advantage of course is the ability to rev up the RPM’s and not worry about whipping the stock around.

 

The smaller the diameter, the bigger the problem is with this phenomenon.

 

One major problem is the different machines have different thread sizes (if any…), so I’ll have to “custom” build them.

 

Necessarily, I have to know the diameters, etc.    My Grizzly Lathe is entirely Metric – threads and all.   Contact us for details.

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One free with every order over $200

BACK CHUCK  MSRP:


Ship/Handling:


Wholesale (10+ units):


Florida residents:

$400.00 + TBD each
for customization


$25.00

 

66% of normal custom price

Add 7% tax

 

Lathe Brainer:  Fish Tail: Thread Pitch Gage Holder

 

A FISH TAIL ?

 

What is a FISH TAIL?

 

It’s machinist slang for a Thread Pitch Gage….

We use it on a lathe to set a threading tool bit up for single point threading operations.

If you ever used one, you realize you need a minimum of three hands to accurately use it!

AND – it’s easy to set the WRONG ANGLE ‘cause you only have TWO HANDS!

 

This device will ALSO allow you to set up ANY tool bit “ON CENTER”, which as you know is what you need to do on ANY lathe job!

 

It is said that pictures are worth a thousand words – so here they are!

Like the engraving on this tool?   Check out our low cost  LUVIT  Engraving  System at this link!

A tip for you:  When grinding a threading tool bit, grind the cutting edge (left side of tip) in line with the left  edge of the tool bit – exactly. 

Then, when you insert the tool bit, simply make sure this left side of the bit is at 90 degrees ( straight in -- touch against a “faced off” surface or the chuck itself ). 

That way, you WILL have the angle correct.

Then, use this tool and the "pointed pin" to ensure your height is correct (on center.)   Have FUN!

Visa & Master Charge Accepted


Check out the GROUNDSKEEPER
One free with every order over $200

FISH TAIL GAGE MSRP:

Ship/Handling:


Wholesale (10+ units):

Florida residents:

$39.95 each


$8.00

$28.00 each

Add 7% tax

 

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