Tormach Staff Recommendations: Stop-Loc Setup ToolJanuary 10, 2013 by: Andrew Grevstad
Here’s a great little device to speed up setup tasks in the shop: the Stop-Loc Setup Tool. Tormach Tech Advisor Rory has two of these in his own shop and, in his own words, “I use them all the time, man!”
Obviously, the Stop-Loc isn’t a replacement for a precision tool setting method, but it’s practical to expect +/-0.005″ repeatability using it for routine setup tasks. Its made from three different lengths of anodized aluminum extrusion: one for the bar and two different stops that can slide on/off and secured with a set screw. Made in the USA.
Here are some of are favorite uses:
1. Re-chucking Drills into tool holders
2. Stop/Setup gauge for a Vise
3. Stop/Setup gauge for a Collet Chuck on 4th axis or lathe
4. Re-chucking Tools into an R8 collet when not using TTS or another Quick-Change system
You could also use it as a go/no-go gauge or for setting router bit heights on router tables/etc.
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