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What is a Tool Post?
Nov 06, 2018

Tool post is the part on a lathe that holds the cutting tool securely during machining operations. The post then bolts onto the compound rest via a conventional hex or Allen head bolt or a quick release locking mechanism.

The tool post on a lathe is the part of the machine which holds the tool tip during cutting. It generally consists of a tool steel base or column featuring a single or multiple slots or holes to accommodate tool tip shanks. 

Some tool post designs feature several dovetail protrusions which accept similarly slotted, removable tool clamps. 

Tool posts are typically bolted onto the lathe's compound rest with a conventional bolt or a quick release mechanism.