January 4, 2009
OK, so this is a well-made copy of a Swiss QCTP that is "well-regarded." Supposedly it's "stouter" than the Aloris wedge-type and worked great on a 10-HORSEPOWER lathe I'd like to know what makes this design better, how much they cost and if there's any point in putting one on a hobbyist or small shop lathe. Aloris clones are dirt cheap and the cost of a genuine one isn't that bad. You can also make your own tool holders without too much difficulty.
I tried to visit the CreateTool web site but it seems to be down.
April 6, 2012
February 16, 2011
April 6, 2012
First post here although I'm a long time lurker. I recently bought a QCTP from a Chinese company called CreateTool [http://www.createtool.com/]. I bought the smallest version (Aa) but they do the complete size range that matches the original brand Multifix, for the price I think the quality is pretty good - edges are crisp, clean and burr free. The parts seem to be hardened correctly and the fit and finish is good.
This is the Aa set that includes the main body, three square bit holders and one round bit holder - I also ordered the parting tool holder (top right):
The company are friendly and helpful and their English is good! Another review can be found here: http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=47260
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