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JPigg55

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Okay, I've Googled enough. What's the deal with oversized tool holders ???
When I purchased a set of QCTP tool holders (Chinese made), one was mark as "Oversized" (250-102XL I think). Are these designed to fit larger QCTP's ???
All I know is it doesn't fit my AXA QCTP. Call it a "NOOB" mistake, but I just figured I'd order a set to get the basic tool holders...knurler, boring bar holder, etc, but why do they include a tool holder for a set designed to fit a specific sized QCTP that won't fit ???
 

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The 250-102xl should fit the AXA tool post. It holds a tool up to 5/8. The standard tool block holds tools to 1/2.
 

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I suppose it could have been a mix-up/mistake at the factory and/or distributor, but the dovetail is too wide and won't clamp tight on my tool post. I'll have to check again, it might have been marked 250-202XL and got mixed in with the wrong set.
If so, I'll have a cheap tool holder for someone with a BXA QCTP. LOL
 

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I suppose it could have been a mix-up/mistake at the factory and/or distributor, but the dovetail is too wide and won't clamp tight on my tool post. I'll have to check again, it might have been marked 250-202XL and got mixed in with the wrong set.
If so, I'll have a cheap tool holder for someone with a BXA QCTP. LOL
Yes it must be a BXA. Funny I have a BXA tool post. :p
 

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My AXA tool holders are 1xx. I think the BXA are 2xx

I have a 102-XL which is 5/8in tall slot. Fits my AXA tool post.
 

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My AXA tool holders are 1xx. I think the BXA are 2xx

I have a 102-XL which is 5/8in tall slot. Fits my AXA tool post.
I agree. Generally type 1xx series fit AXA tool posts, the type 2xx series fit BXA tool posts, and the type 3xx series fit CXA tool posts. If you're ordering from Shars I can see getting confused. Almost all of their tool holders have an sku # beginning with 202-xxxx. I made a similar mistake when ordering some 5C collets. The sku numbers were a bit confusing and I ended up ordering a duplicate of 2 collets. They were so cheap the return postage would have been nearly the cost of the collets. I just kept them as spares and considered it a lesson learned.
 

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Tool holder set.jpg

They say a picture is worth a thousand words....
Here's a pic of the set of basic tool holders I bought that was supposed to be sized to fit an AXA QCTP.
As you can see they gave me a 250-101XL and a 250-202XL in the set !!!
Guess that's why it doesn't fit my tool post.

Yes it must be a BXA. Funny I have a BXA tool post. :p
MAKEITOUTOFWOOD, interested in a cheap oversized BXA tool holder ??? LOL
 

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I looked at my AXA tool holders, and it is not as I thought. They all show 250-1xx. So the 1xx appears to mean the AXA size.

Your 250-2xx is likely a mistake by someone doing the sorting or picking. Bummer.
 

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You can always trade them for AXA holders with someone who wants BXA holders! (I.e. they could buy AXA's to trade with you)
 

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Damn, I wish I had had those dimensions when I made mine. I had to trial and error mine. Using the recommended cylinders didn't provide accurate results for me .
Randy
 
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