FAQs

You can find a list of Frequently Answered Questions below. Click on the questions below to reveal the answers. If you can not find the answer you are looking for please contact us.

Aloris FAQs

T-NUT DIMENSIONS SHEET – PLEASE COMPLETE AND INCLUDE AT THE TIME OF PLACING YOUR PURCHASE ORDER.  ** OTHERWISE THE T-NUT WILL SHIP BLANK **  

Complete and Include with your order:

http://www.aloris.com/wp-content/uploads/2015-T-Nut-Ordering-Form.docx

Aloris can machine the T-NUT at no charge if dimensions are provided at the time of purchase.

If the T-NUT exceeds the standard size an additional fee of $60.00 will be added.

STANDARD SIZE

SERIES                 THICK                   WIDTH

AXA                       1/2”                      1-1/2”

BXA                       5/8”                      2-1/4”

CXA                       3/4”                      2-1/2”

CA                         7/8”                      2-1/2”

DA                         1”                          3”

EA                         1-1/4”                     4”

 

 

 

 


As every lathe has a different t-slot configuration t he tool post is supplied with a blank t-nut whose size is dependent on the series tool post purchased. The t-nut is manufactured from non-hardened steel, and is easily machined to fit the slot on your lathe. If you supply us the t-slot dimensions for your lathe, (filing out the chart on page 3 of the catalog), at time of purchase we will machine your t-nut at no charge.

STANDARD SIZE: 

 

SERIES                 THICK                   WIDTH

AXA                       1/2”                      1-1/2”

BXA                       5/8”                      2-1/4”

CXA                       3/4”                      2-1/2”

CA                         7/8”                      2-1/2”

DA                         1”                          3”

EA                         1-1/4”                     4”

** PLEASE NOTE **    IF T-NUT EXCEEDS THE STANDARD SIZE A FEE OF 

$60.00 WILL BE ADDED

 

 


The pictures show an insert or blade in the hodler to demonstrate how the insert/blade sits within the holder. It is meant for illustrative purposes only.


Our tool post range in size from MXA (the smallest)–>MA–>AXA–>BXA–>CXA–>CA–>DA–>EA (the largest). When ordering attachments, please be sure to stay within the post series as they are not interchangeable.


The TNMS inserts are for finishing, the TNMP are for medium cutting and the TNMS are for rough cutting.


The parts ending in “-HA” include: 1 (one) hexnut, 1 (one) threaded stud, 1 (one) key washer and 1 (one) knurling nut. Pieces are not sold separately.


The required tool post size is a function of the swing of the lathe and the center height dimension. The center height is the distance from the top of the compound to the centerline of the spindle. There is a chart in the middle of the Aloris catalog with tool post recommendations for most common makes and models. If you have any questions call us and we will recommend the proper tool post for your lathe.


This would generally be referring to the size of square shank tooling being used. The size of the tool post would be determined by the slot size of the #1 turning & facing holder as specified by the “B” dimension on page 4 and 5 of the catalog. The tool post still must meet the center height requirements.


To properly cut material on a lathe the tool must be at the center-line of the work piece. If the tool post is too big for the machine the tool will not be able to get down far enough to reach the center-line of the work piece. If the tool post is too small the tools will not be able to reach high enough to get to the center-line.


Each holder has a height adjustment assembly for setting the tool to center-line. This is mounted in the center of the holder and is comprised of a threaded stud, a knurled nut, a hex nut and a keyed washer. The knurled nut is adjusted till the tool is on center-line, and then locked into place with the hex nut.


On most makes and models of lathes the Tool post is attached to the compound by the t-nut that fits in the t-slot of the compound, and is tightened down by the flange nut on the top of the post. For those machines without a t-slot in the compound alternative mounting methods are available.


Use the part #’s just as they appear in the catalog. For a CXA Tool Post use part # CXA. For a #1 holder for an AXA Tool Post use part # AXA-1. The same is true for spare parts. The part # to order a 1-R chipbreaker is 1-R.


No, the holders and the tool post must be of the same series. This is due to a difference in the dimensions of the dovetail. As the size off the tool post and holders increases the size of the dovetail increases as well.


Yes, with the exception of KDK, which uses an entirely different system, other brands of quick change tooling are interchangeable providing they are of the same series. Aloris was the originator of the Quick Change Tool Post system and set the standard for tool post and dovetail sizes. As the other brands were imitations of the Aloris system they duplicated the sizes and fits found on Aloris tooling. Of course, as we do not manufacture their products we cannot guarantee they will work, or speak for the quality of their products.


Picking the best blade grade to fit your application:

  • 767- A strong steel cutting grade ideal for cut-off and grooving applications; coated with Titanium Nitride (gold) for additional wear properties
  • A2- Our best fine-grain uncoated grade for cast iron, nonferrous metals and high temperature alloys
  • A6- A strong steel cutting grade; uncoated for low to medium speed operations

Additionally, if there is a C2 or C7 Option: C2 is comparable to an A2 and C7 is comparable to an A6.


RoHS (Restriction of Hazard Substances) is a European Union Regulation on the restriction of certain hazardous materials.

Aloris Tool Technology Co., Inc. supports the basic aim of RoHS in improving the protection of human health and environment through the better and earlier identification of intrinsic properties of chemical substances. Aloris Tool Technology Co., Inc. meets all applicable RoHS requirements and is committed to provide our customers with information about substances in its products as required.

Aloris Tool Technology Co., Inc. products do not contain any of the six hazardous materials identified by RoHS; specifically Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyl or Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers.

Aloris Tool Technology Co., Inc., to the best of our knowledge, believes that all of our products meet the RoHS regulation.


Our Aloris products are proudly made in the USA using steel from American mills.


Aloris pricing is guaranteed at the time of order into production. Prices are subject to change without notice.


Our office hours are 8:00 am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday Eastern Standard Time.

Please be aware that we are closed on the following holidays and your orders will ship within 1-2 business days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • The 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (and the Friday after)
  • Christmas Day

All Aloris products are in stock. Aloris ships via UPS from our warehouse in Clifton, NJ within two business days.


In order to process your order expeditiously, it is best to place it online as our online shop is better equipped to handle your payment securely for your own protection.


No, only the end user/hobbyist can purchase from our website. Distributors should fax their purchase order to 973-772-8606. First time distributors must also fax your reseller’s certificate.


Coupon codes without a specific expiration date are subject to change at any time and without warning.


It could be one of a few things:

  • There is a $50 order minimum before shipping. If your order is for less than that amount, our system will not let you complete your purchase.
  • You are trying to order an item (usually inserts) that has a minimum quantity (usually either 5 or 10). You will not be able to complete your purchase if the quantity is less than the minimum.

Aloris products are guaranteed to be free from defect in material and workmanship. Products will be repaired or replaced at our option at no charge unless items have been misused, abused, damaged or through normal wear and tear; and also where alterations or modifications have been made by anyone other than Aloris. Repairs not covered by the foregoing guarantee will be made at net pricing and shall be payable pursuant to the foregoing terms. Please contact us within 30 days of receiving of product.


Claims, shortages or short shipments must be reported within 5 days after receipt of merchandise. Packaging must be intact and all claims must be reported through UPS as well as Aloris (973-772-1201). Packaging must be retained for damaged goods inspection.


All returns must be authorized and accompanied by a “RGA” (Return Goods Authorization) number issued by Aloris and shipped prepaid. We will accept returns within a 30 day period as long as items have not been used. All returns will be subject to a 35% restocking fee, unless the error was our responsibility. If the goods are not received in new condition and require refurbishing, an additional charge will be levied. Aloris reserves the right to inspect and approve all returns. Please call us at 973-772-1201 to obtain a RGA number.


Repairs and reports are quoted as soon as possible. Aloris will manufacture these products. All special tooling products are on a quotation basis and are non-returnable and non-cancellable once the order is received.


You can find a list of Frequently Answered Questions below. Click on the questions below to reveal the answers. If you can not find the answer you are looking for please contact us.

Aloris FAQs

T-NUT DIMENSIONS SHEET – PLEASE COMPLETE AND INCLUDE AT THE TIME OF PLACING YOUR PURCHASE ORDER.  ** OTHERWISE THE T-NUT WILL SHIP BLANK **  

Complete and Include with your order:

http://www.aloris.com/wp-content/uploads/2015-T-Nut-Ordering-Form.docx

Aloris can machine the T-NUT at no charge if dimensions are provided at the time of purchase.

If the T-NUT exceeds the standard size an additional fee of $60.00 will be added.

STANDARD SIZE

SERIES                 THICK                   WIDTH

AXA                       1/2”                      1-1/2”

BXA                       5/8”                      2-1/4”

CXA                       3/4”                      2-1/2”

CA                         7/8”                      2-1/2”

DA                         1”                          3”

EA                         1-1/4”                     4”

 

 

 

 


As every lathe has a different t-slot configuration t he tool post is supplied with a blank t-nut whose size is dependent on the series tool post purchased. The t-nut is manufactured from non-hardened steel, and is easily machined to fit the slot on your lathe. If you supply us the t-slot dimensions for your lathe, (filing out the chart on page 3 of the catalog), at time of purchase we will machine your t-nut at no charge.

STANDARD SIZE: 

 

SERIES                 THICK                   WIDTH

AXA                       1/2”                      1-1/2”

BXA                       5/8”                      2-1/4”

CXA                       3/4”                      2-1/2”

CA                         7/8”                      2-1/2”

DA                         1”                          3”

EA                         1-1/4”                     4”

** PLEASE NOTE **    IF T-NUT EXCEEDS THE STANDARD SIZE A FEE OF 

$60.00 WILL BE ADDED

 

 


The pictures show an insert or blade in the hodler to demonstrate how the insert/blade sits within the holder. It is meant for illustrative purposes only.


Our tool post range in size from MXA (the smallest)–>MA–>AXA–>BXA–>CXA–>CA–>DA–>EA (the largest). When ordering attachments, please be sure to stay within the post series as they are not interchangeable.


The TNMS inserts are for finishing, the TNMP are for medium cutting and the TNMS are for rough cutting.


The parts ending in “-HA” include: 1 (one) hexnut, 1 (one) threaded stud, 1 (one) key washer and 1 (one) knurling nut. Pieces are not sold separately.


The required tool post size is a function of the swing of the lathe and the center height dimension. The center height is the distance from the top of the compound to the centerline of the spindle. There is a chart in the middle of the Aloris catalog with tool post recommendations for most common makes and models. If you have any questions call us and we will recommend the proper tool post for your lathe.


This would generally be referring to the size of square shank tooling being used. The size of the tool post would be determined by the slot size of the #1 turning & facing holder as specified by the “B” dimension on page 4 and 5 of the catalog. The tool post still must meet the center height requirements.


To properly cut material on a lathe the tool must be at the center-line of the work piece. If the tool post is too big for the machine the tool will not be able to get down far enough to reach the center-line of the work piece. If the tool post is too small the tools will not be able to reach high enough to get to the center-line.


Each holder has a height adjustment assembly for setting the tool to center-line. This is mounted in the center of the holder and is comprised of a threaded stud, a knurled nut, a hex nut and a keyed washer. The knurled nut is adjusted till the tool is on center-line, and then locked into place with the hex nut.


On most makes and models of lathes the Tool post is attached to the compound by the t-nut that fits in the t-slot of the compound, and is tightened down by the flange nut on the top of the post. For those machines without a t-slot in the compound alternative mounting methods are available.


Use the part #’s just as they appear in the catalog. For a CXA Tool Post use part # CXA. For a #1 holder for an AXA Tool Post use part # AXA-1. The same is true for spare parts. The part # to order a 1-R chipbreaker is 1-R.


No, the holders and the tool post must be of the same series. This is due to a difference in the dimensions of the dovetail. As the size off the tool post and holders increases the size of the dovetail increases as well.


Yes, with the exception of KDK, which uses an entirely different system, other brands of quick change tooling are interchangeable providing they are of the same series. Aloris was the originator of the Quick Change Tool Post system and set the standard for tool post and dovetail sizes. As the other brands were imitations of the Aloris system they duplicated the sizes and fits found on Aloris tooling. Of course, as we do not manufacture their products we cannot guarantee they will work, or speak for the quality of their products.


Picking the best blade grade to fit your application:

  • 767- A strong steel cutting grade ideal for cut-off and grooving applications; coated with Titanium Nitride (gold) for additional wear properties
  • A2- Our best fine-grain uncoated grade for cast iron, nonferrous metals and high temperature alloys
  • A6- A strong steel cutting grade; uncoated for low to medium speed operations

Additionally, if there is a C2 or C7 Option: C2 is comparable to an A2 and C7 is comparable to an A6.


RoHS (Restriction of Hazard Substances) is a European Union Regulation on the restriction of certain hazardous materials.

Aloris Tool Technology Co., Inc. supports the basic aim of RoHS in improving the protection of human health and environment through the better and earlier identification of intrinsic properties of chemical substances. Aloris Tool Technology Co., Inc. meets all applicable RoHS requirements and is committed to provide our customers with information about substances in its products as required.

Aloris Tool Technology Co., Inc. products do not contain any of the six hazardous materials identified by RoHS; specifically Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyl or Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers.

Aloris Tool Technology Co., Inc., to the best of our knowledge, believes that all of our products meet the RoHS regulation.


Our Aloris products are proudly made in the USA using steel from American mills.


Aloris pricing is guaranteed at the time of order into production. Prices are subject to change without notice.


Our office hours are 8:00 am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday Eastern Standard Time.

Please be aware that we are closed on the following holidays and your orders will ship within 1-2 business days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • The 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (and the Friday after)
  • Christmas Day

All Aloris products are in stock. Aloris ships via UPS from our warehouse in Clifton, NJ within two business days.


In order to process your order expeditiously, it is best to place it online as our online shop is better equipped to handle your payment securely for your own protection.


No, only the end user/hobbyist can purchase from our website. Distributors should fax their purchase order to 973-772-8606. First time distributors must also fax your reseller’s certificate.


Coupon codes without a specific expiration date are subject to change at any time and without warning.


It could be one of a few things:

  • There is a $50 order minimum before shipping. If your order is for less than that amount, our system will not let you complete your purchase.
  • You are trying to order an item (usually inserts) that has a minimum quantity (usually either 5 or 10). You will not be able to complete your purchase if the quantity is less than the minimum.

Aloris products are guaranteed to be free from defect in material and workmanship. Products will be repaired or replaced at our option at no charge unless items have been misused, abused, damaged or through normal wear and tear; and also where alterations or modifications have been made by anyone other than Aloris. Repairs not covered by the foregoing guarantee will be made at net pricing and shall be payable pursuant to the foregoing terms. Please contact us within 30 days of receiving of product.


Claims, shortages or short shipments must be reported within 5 days after receipt of merchandise. Packaging must be intact and all claims must be reported through UPS as well as Aloris (973-772-1201). Packaging must be retained for damaged goods inspection.


All returns must be authorized and accompanied by a “RGA” (Return Goods Authorization) number issued by Aloris and shipped prepaid. We will accept returns within a 30 day period as long as items have not been used. All returns will be subject to a 35% restocking fee, unless the error was our responsibility. If the goods are not received in new condition and require refurbishing, an additional charge will be levied. Aloris reserves the right to inspect and approve all returns. Please call us at 973-772-1201 to obtain a RGA number.


Repairs and reports are quoted as soon as possible. Aloris will manufacture these products. All special tooling products are on a quotation basis and are non-returnable and non-cancellable once the order is received.