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Old Nov 16, 2006, 05:11 PM
Ian Ph
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Dickson Toolpost Identification

I want to buy some more toolholders for the Dickson QC toolpost which came
with my Boxford 5" AUD, the body of the toolpost is 73mm square, 56.5mm high
and is marked 'S0/M NB'

The only information I have found so far (on the Tony Griffiths site) only
lists an S0 with a body height of 51mm. Some dimension are also shown for
the individual toolholders but these do not seem to tally with the
toolholders I have.

Do Dicksons still exist or have a website? or can anyone suggest where I
might find some more information.

TIA

Ian Phillips


Old Nov 16, 2006, 07:11 PM
Andrew Mawson
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Re: Dickson Toolpost Identification


"Ian Ph" <elanman99@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:4s44gtFt9mmpU1@mid.individual.net...
> I want to buy some more toolholders for the Dickson QC toolpost

which came
> with my Boxford 5" AUD, the body of the toolpost is 73mm square,

56.5mm high
> and is marked 'S0/M NB'
>
> The only information I have found so far (on the Tony Griffiths

site) only
> lists an S0 with a body height of 51mm. Some dimension are also

shown for
> the individual toolholders but these do not seem to tally with the
> toolholders I have.
>
> Do Dicksons still exist or have a website? or can anyone suggest

where I
> might find some more information.
>
> TIA
>
> Ian Phillips
>
>


'"T2' size have a block approx 4" / 100mm square and take 20mm shank
tools and fit Colchester Student / Masters and cost an arm and a leg
even on eBay

If you look at:

http://www.cromwell.co.uk/quicksearch?id=V2MrJLES

You can scan down and see the various sizes

AWEM


Old Nov 16, 2006, 07:11 PM
Ian Ph
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Re: Dickson Toolpost Identification



>> with my Boxford 5" AUD, the body of the toolpost is 73mm square,

> 56.5mm high
>> and is marked 'S0/M NB'
>>
>> The only information I have found so far (on the Tony Griffiths

> site) only
>> lists an S0 with a body height of 51mm. Some dimension are also

> shown for
>> the individual toolholders but these do not seem to tally with the
>> toolholders I have.
>>
>> Do Dicksons still exist or have a website? or can anyone suggest

> where I
>> might find some more information.
>>
>> TIA
>>
>> Ian Phillips
>>
>>

>
> '"T2' size have a block approx 4" / 100mm square and take 20mm shank
> tools and fit Colchester Student / Masters and cost an arm and a leg
> even on eBay
>
> If you look at:
>
> http://www.cromwell.co.uk/quicksearch?id=V2MrJLES
>
> You can scan down and see the various sizes
>
> AWEM
>


Andrew

The link you gave does take me to the Cromwell site but with no items
matching.

I have tried several searches but have not found anything relating to
Dickson. The site is probably great if you know their catalogue number but I
could not even find a category that looked right. Having said that the site
is fast being mainly text.

Ian P


Old Nov 16, 2006, 07:11 PM
mark@ems-fife.co.uk
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Re: Dickson Toolpost Identification


Ian Ph wrote:
> I want to buy some more toolholders for the Dickson QC toolpost which came
> with my Boxford 5" AUD, the body of the toolpost is 73mm square, 56.5mm high
> and is marked 'S0/M NB'
>
> The only information I have found so far (on the Tony Griffiths site) only
> lists an S0 with a body height of 51mm. Some dimension are also shown for
> the individual toolholders but these do not seem to tally with the
> toolholders I have.
>
> Do Dicksons still exist or have a website? or can anyone suggest where I
> might find some more information.
>
> TIA
>
> Ian Phillips


Dicksons used to be part of Crawford Collets.Don`t know if they took
them with them when they moved in beside Pratt Burnerd in Halifax.They
are all owned by the 600 Group.I have a catalogue at the work for the
toolposts but I think the last time I was buying holders I couldn`t
find it and got the info of the net instead.
Mark

www.ems-fife.co.uk

Old Nov 16, 2006, 07:11 PM
cmsteam@speedfactory.net
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Re: Dickson Toolpost Identification

Ian,
at this very moment I am cutting a Dickson tool holder dovetail profile
on a wire EDM
machine. I measured the set I bought in the 70's for my S7.
I have made many others to date.
There are no makers marks of any kind on the originals.
They are roughly 1.1" square and 2.25 long using 2BA or 5mm screws.
If anyone would like a cad file I have all the details for the plain
toolholder and the
grooved type.
RichD, Atlanta USA cmsteam(at)speedfactory(dot)net

Ian Ph wrote:
> I want to buy some more toolholders for the Dickson QC toolpost which came
> with my Boxford 5" AUD, the body of the toolpost is 73mm square, 56.5mm high
> and is marked 'S0/M NB'
>
> The only information I have found so far (on the Tony Griffiths site) only
> lists an S0 with a body height of 51mm. Some dimension are also shown for
> the individual toolholders but these do not seem to tally with the
> toolholders I have.
>
> Do Dicksons still exist or have a website? or can anyone suggest where I
> might find some more information.
>
> TIA
>
> Ian Phillips


Old Nov 17, 2006, 03:11 AM
Charles Ping
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Re: Dickson Toolpost Identification

On Thu, 16 Nov 2006 21:46:02 -0000, "Ian Ph" <elanman99@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>I want to buy some more toolholders for the Dickson QC toolpost which came
>with my Boxford 5" AUD, the body of the toolpost is 73mm square, 56.5mm high
>and is marked 'S0/M NB'
>
>The only information I have found so far (on the Tony Griffiths site) only
>lists an S0 with a body height of 51mm. Some dimension are also shown for
>the individual toolholders but these do not seem to tally with the
>toolholders I have.
>
>Do Dicksons still exist or have a website? or can anyone suggest where I
>might find some more information.
>
>TIA
>
>Ian Phillips
>


The nearest online resource that I know of is on the J and L website:

http://tinyurl.com/yhsvm5

Rotagrip in Birmingham list Dickson toolposts in their catalogue
aswell but that's not online.

The toolpost height doesn't really matter much in terms of
interchangeability. The same toolholder fits T0 and T1 toolposts but
it's a different size. IMHO the important dimensions are the mounting
slots.

Charles

Old Nov 17, 2006, 03:11 AM
Andrew Mawson
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Re: Dickson Toolpost Identification


"Ian Ph" <elanman99@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:4s48roFtop96U1@mid.individual.net...
>
>
> >> with my Boxford 5" AUD, the body of the toolpost is 73mm square,

> > 56.5mm high
> >> and is marked 'S0/M NB'
> >>
> >> The only information I have found so far (on the Tony Griffiths

> > site) only
> >> lists an S0 with a body height of 51mm. Some dimension are also

> > shown for
> >> the individual toolholders but these do not seem to tally with

the
> >> toolholders I have.
> >>
> >> Do Dicksons still exist or have a website? or can anyone suggest

> > where I
> >> might find some more information.
> >>
> >> TIA
> >>
> >> Ian Phillips
> >>
> >>

> >
> > '"T2' size have a block approx 4" / 100mm square and take 20mm

shank
> > tools and fit Colchester Student / Masters and cost an arm and a

leg
> > even on eBay
> >
> > If you look at:
> >
> > http://www.cromwell.co.uk/quicksearch?id=V2MrJLES
> >
> > You can scan down and see the various sizes
> >
> > AWEM
> >

>
> Andrew
>
> The link you gave does take me to the Cromwell site but with no

items
> matching.
>
> I have tried several searches but have not found anything relating

to
> Dickson. The site is probably great if you know their catalogue

number but I
> could not even find a category that looked right. Having said that

the site
> is fast being mainly text.
>
> Ian P
>
>


Must be a cookie or something. I just searched for 'toolpost' and got
pages of dickson holders and blocks

AWEM


Old Nov 18, 2006, 01:11 PM
neil f
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Re: Dickson Toolpost Identification


"Ian Ph" <elanman99@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:4s44gtFt9mmpU1@mid.individual.net...
>I want to buy some more toolholders for the Dickson QC toolpost which came
>with my Boxford 5" AUD, the body of the toolpost is 73mm square, 56.5mm
>high and is marked 'S0/M NB'
>
> The only information I have found so far (on the Tony Griffiths site) only
> lists an S0 with a body height of 51mm. Some dimension are also shown for
> the individual toolholders but these do not seem to tally with the
> toolholders I have.
>
> Do Dicksons still exist or have a website? or can anyone suggest where I
> might find some more information.
>
> TIA
>
> Ian Phillips


That's the same size square as the Dickson toolpost that came with my
Harrison M300, except my toolpost is 63mm high (which will be to account for
the extra centre height of 6.5" versus 5"). I've always looked for holders
that are the same width across the front as the originals -73mm - and
they've fitted every time.

-Neil F.


Old Nov 18, 2006, 07:11 PM
Ian Ph
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Re: Dickson Toolpost Identification


"neil f" <news@anf.nildram.co.uk> wrote in message
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>
> "Ian Ph" <elanman99@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:4s44gtFt9mmpU1@mid.individual.net...
>>I want to buy some more toolholders for the Dickson QC toolpost which came
>>with my Boxford 5" AUD, the body of the toolpost is 73mm square, 56.5mm
>>high and is marked 'S0/M NB'
>>
>> The only information I have found so far (on the Tony Griffiths site)
>> only lists an S0 with a body height of 51mm. Some dimension are also
>> shown for the individual toolholders but these do not seem to tally with
>> the toolholders I have.
>>
>> Do Dicksons still exist or have a website? or can anyone suggest where I
>> might find some more information.
>>
>> TIA
>>
>> Ian Phillips

>
> That's the same size square as the Dickson toolpost that came with my
> Harrison M300, except my toolpost is 63mm high (which will be to account
> for the extra centre height of 6.5" versus 5"). I've always looked for
> holders that are the same width across the front as the originals -73mm -
> and they've fitted every time.
>
> -Neil F.
>


Its all starting to make sense to me now. I was previously confused because
my toolpost had an 'S' prefix whereas most items I came across began with
'T'. I assume the Dicksons originals are 'S' and the clones are the 'T's so
at least I know what to look for.

Thanks for the info.

Ian Phillips




 


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