A post a while back about a Swing Up Treading Tool stuck in my mind. So when it became time to thread the neck of the ER collet chuck I built this week, I made a temporary version of it. Along with the ability to instant reverse my little lathe, and it's variable speed capability (the Treadmill motor) the tool worked great.
So yesterday I rebuilt the tool for a permanent deal, and thought I would share some photos of it with you.
I used a threading tool bit holder that I've had for some time. Cut it off and drilled a hole for the guide pin and one for the pivot pin.
I used one of my tool holders for the mount, Added a little light duty spring to assure the cutter would drop into place.
Tool uses carbide tips that I have several of. Now I'm not afraid of treading any more. I only wish I didn't have to change them damn gears to do it.