This is a review of a very inexpensive Quick Change Tool Post (QCTP) set for 7x mini-lathes that can be purchased on Ebay for about $38 (including shipping). It is considerably less expensive than similar size QCTPs that you can find on LittleMachineShop.com and Amazon that cost about $135 to $155 plus shipping.… Read the rest
I Bought a LONG Shop Vacuum Hose
I just bought a 20-foot hose for my shop vacuum and I wish I’d done it decades ago. I never realized it before, but my shop vacuum is probably the tool that I spend the most time using and a longer hose makes it much easier to use.
The hoses and electrical cords that came with my shop vacuums aren’t unreasonable short, but over the years I’ve spent many hours moving my shop vacuum from one electrical outlet to another in order to reach every corner of my workshop. … Read the rest