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    Extra Long Unimat SL QCTP Handle

    I changed the short and stubby Quick Change Tool Post (QCTP) handle for a longer knurled handle. This has made a big difference when clamping and releasing the tool holders in the QCTP. The stainless steel 303 2.5" long knurled handle was a "left-over" drop from another tool making job and only required adding a 1/4-28 thread to fit into the old QCTP on the Unimat SL 1000 3" swing lathe.

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    This is the QCTP with a short 1.5" handle for the QCTP and not very easy to use.

    Extra Long Unimat SL QCTP Handle-unimat-sl-qctp-short-stubby-handle.jpg

    This is the new handle.

    Extra Long Unimat SL QCTP Handle-0.25-inch-x-28-tpi-threaded-handle-unimat-qctp.jpg

    This is a great improvement that took less than 10 minutes.

    Thank you for looking,

    Paul Jones

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    Last edited by Paul Jones; Mar 31, 2018 at 11:41 PM.

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    Thanks Paul Jones! We've added your Extra Long QCTP Handle to our Tool Holders category,
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    I have 2 QCTP one aluminium the other steel and both I have broken the handle. I might have some stainless rod around, might try that.

    Ralph

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    Thanks for a great idea.

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    Hey Paul, Looks great
    When I use stainless steel to make some something it's always 303, very easy to machine



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