H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
- Feb 2, 2017
I got a bunch of 1/4" HSS blanks when I bought my Logan 816 lathe. These fit the tool posts that came with the lathe. The Aloris AXA QCTP can handle 3/8" tools and still be adjusted to center, so while the smaller blanks will work, I'd prefer 3/8" for obvious reasons. I'd prefer US-made HSS blanks, but they seem outrageously expensive (~$24@). What experience do you guys have with Chinese tool steel? The Chinese blanks go for $64 for 50, which seems too good to be true?