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Two-Position Tool Post (5/16″-3/8″)


SKU: 3008 Category:

Product Description

About the Two-Position Tool Holder

It is not unusual to have to stop and change lathe tools several times while turning a part on the lathe. The change may be to switch from a left-hand tool to a right-hand tool, from a sharp-nosed tool to a radius-tipped tool, or from a roughing tool to a finishing tool. Sherline’s standard tool post is sized to handle 1/4″ cutting tools, but there are also tools available with larger shanks that can be useful for special jobs. Whatever the reason, each change requires a little setup time. This time can be reduced by using a two-position tool post.

This tool post is designed to hold a 5/16″ (8 mm) tool on one side and a 3/8″ (10 mm) tool on the other side. By having one or more of these tool posts with your favorite lathe tool pre-mounted in them, you can simplify your work and reduce the time required to change tools.

The improper use of machine tools and their accessories can result in serious injury. Before using this tool, thoroughly read the instructions and make sure you understand its proper and safe use.


Always wear safety glasses when operating machine tools.

Body Material Aluminum
Body Coating Black Anodized
Body Dimensions (H x W X D) 1.5″ x 1.25″ x 1.25″
Part No. Description Quantity
30081 2-Position Tool Post Body (Holds one 5/16″ square tool bit and one 3/8″ tool bit) 1
40250 Tall T-Nut 1
40330 10-32 x 5/8″ SHCS 4
40660 #10 Washer 3/16 1
40340 10-32 x 1″ SHCS/td>