Old 04-07-2004, 11:01 PM
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Default Hudy Lathe Help - McMaster Bit Orientation


I just received my Hudy Tech Lathe. It's my first lathe, and I'm having a little trouble figuring out just how to set it up.

My question is in regards to how the bit should be oriented. I am using an AL-4 bit from McMaster Carr as suggested by on Big Jims site. The site also stated that the bit would be used upside down, so for a lathe that cut right to left, such as is the case with the Hudy, you would need a left to right bit.

All this has me a bit (no pun intended) confused. Which way should the bit be oriented? The carbide insert is 'glued' to one side of the bit. Should this side be up, down, left, or right?

Here is the site if you care to take a look.

Item: 3367a131

If anyone can help me out, I would REALLY appreciate it.

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