Turret-Station  Alignment
Besides 5 Decades of Working in CNC Machine Repair Field-Service,  In an Earlier-Life,
I have worked in  "The Pit"  at Strippit where their CNC Turret Machines are Assembled.

I know How-To Install  New Bearings in Turrets,  Set Bearing Pre-Load,  Install Turrets in Machine Frame,   Level Turrets,  Set Concentricity,  Check & Fix Shot Pin Deflection,  Set Anvil Clearance,  Install & Align Top Turret Bushings,  Align Lower Die Bases,  Etc,  Etc.
This is Way Beyond This Discussion and I am Not going to make you a Machine Builder.

This Discussion also does Not Apply to  Auto-index Stations.    Strippit has had Several Generations of  A/I Stations,  and each is Quite Different with it's own Peculiar Problems and  Fixes.     Call Strippit,   or  1 of the  Local Servicemen  Listed  on my 
"Independent Servicemen"   Web-Page  to  "Fix"  yours as I don't work on  A/I Stations.

By the way,  Programmers tend to be Lazy  and  use their A/I Stations for Everything
like Slotting-Out Parts on all 4 Edges.    Eventually,  A/I Station is Worn-Out and starts Eating Tooling.    The Boss,  or  whoever writes The Checks,  is then Shocked when he finds out that it could Cost  $20,000+ or so,  to  Buy 2 New  A/I Gearboxes and Bushings
to Rebuild just 1 Station!

I would put a   1/4" x  2"  (Works Better than  1/4" x 3")  Slot Tool  at  0-Degrees in 
1  Fixed-Station,   and  another   1/4" x 2"  Tool at  90-Degrees  in a  2nd Fixed-Station,
and  Leave Them There  Permanently for Your Common Slotting Punching!
Then use a  3rd  1/4" x 2" Tool  in your  A/I Station  Just for  Special-Angles,   there by Avoiding Wearing-Out your  A/I Prematurely!   Pay Your Money,  and  Take Your Choice!

If you have Punch & Die Alignment Issues with Most or All Turret Stations,  you had a Major Turret Punch Crash,  such as Punching the Side of a Workclamp with a Large 
3 1/2" Tool which caused so much Side-Thrust that 1 or both Turrets have  "Moved"  in some Unknown Directions.   This does Not happen often,  as Strippit Fastens each Turret to Frame with 4 Large Bolts on older pre-1985 Machines.   On Newer Machines,  Mr. Hampshire convinced Strippit to use 12 Large Bolts so that turrets would never move.

To Fix,  you Need to find Serviceman who understands the Above Building Procedures,
and undertake a Partial to Total Rebuild & Realignment of Both Turrets and Stations.
This will likely take several Days to a Week,  and will be Costly,  depending on just how much Work & Parts are needed.   Repair Cost is Difficult for Anyone to Estimate in Advance,  and is Simply Time & Materials.    So,  You have 3 Choices,   Live with Alignment Problems and Constantly Pay for New Tooling,   Pay the Money and have it Fixed Correctly,   or  Pay the Money and Buy a New Machine.

But,  if you have had Minor Crashes,  which happen all the time,  and you have just 1 or 2 Regular Fixed Stations that are giving you Punch & Die Alignment Problems,  such as Punch & Die Hitting & Wearing on 1 Side,  that Problem Can be Fixed without too much Effort,  and is what I will show you here.

The Following is the  3 Step Process I use to Achieve Perfect Turret Station Alignment.

All Alignment Work is Done with  Machine  A.C.-Power Off!!!
Lock-Out  The  A.C.-Power  so that some Knuckle-Head can
NOT Turn-On Power  and  Kill You  while You are Laying on
Machine Tables with Your Hands in the Turrets!!!
Obviously,  You will  Need Good Alignment Tools to do this work.
Wilson Tool  Sells Alignment Tools,   Mate Tooling  offers their Thick-Turret Station Alignment System,  and  LVD Strippit,  as usual,  offers Nothing.    Most Common  LVD Strippit Turret Station Sizes are  1 1/4"  and  3 1/2"  of the  "Thin-Turret"  Type,  however Strippit is Dropping  "Thin-Turret"  and is going to  "Thick-Turret"  Tooling Only.

A  3rd Type is the Old  2"x 2"  Universal-Notch Station  that Strippit Installed in
All Turret  #1 Station from Late 1960's to Early 1990's when it was Discontinued.
A few Machines even had a  2nd Optional Notch Station Installed at Factory.

An old  4th Type is  5" Station that was installed on all  FC51/30,  FC51/40,  FC1250/30,  FC1250/40,  and  FC1250/45  Machines.   These Machines are All Gone now.
1 --  All  Alignment Work is  ONLY  Done  UNDER THE PUNCH-RAM  With the Shotpins In!
      You Can  NOT  Check  or  Align  Anywhere  But  Under-The-Ram!!!

2 --  Sometimes,  an Upper Turret Bushing will Slip and Rotate a few Degrees from a Minor Crash causing Corners of a Punch and Die to Hit.

Another Leading  Cause of this Problem is  Knuckle-Head  Machine Operators that use Upper Turret Tool Stations as Vise to Hold Tool while he Tightens the Head-Nuts!
This causes  Bushing to Slip,  and now you have an  Index Alignment Problem to Fix.
Buy a Tooling-Vise from Wilson Co. or Weld 2 Old Bushings  ( I have some Old Bushings for sale cheap to do this)  to his Work Table to Hold Tools while he adjusts them.

So we will try to  Index  Upper Turret Bushing to the  Lower Die Base as a  First Fix.

3 --  Clean Die-Holder and Die-Base of  Every Bit of  Dirt,  Metal Slivers,  and Metal Slugs.  Put your Alignment Die into Die-Base,  and Install it into Lower Turret Die-Base.

4 --  Put a small Piece of Cardboard  (4" x 4")  over Die.   This is to keep Alignment Tools from Mating and becoming Damaged  as you Rotate Turrets,  By Hand,   Back & Forth.

5 --  Clean Upper Turret Bushing of all  Dirt,  Grease, and  Metal Slivers.   
Coat Bushing with Light Oil.   Coat Top Alignment Tool with Light Oil,  and put into Bushing.   It should Fall-Down Easily,  Under it's Own Weight,  until it hits the Cardboard Piece on top of Die.    If it does not Move Smoothly,  inspect for  Burrs & Galling on
Tools or Bushing,  and  Rectify Problem until Tool Does Move Smoothly!

6 --  Put a Bar into a Shotpin Bushing and Rotate Turret,  By Hand
until  Station you are Checking is  Under The Ram.
Manually hit Activation Button on the Shotpin Mac Valve,  and Fire Shotpins in.

7  --  Shove a Work-Light with a  60 Watt Bulb up into Slug Chute of Machine.
This will Shine Bright Light Up through Chute,  through  Anvil,  through  Die Base and Die,  and  will allow you to see Light Patters on  Mating-Edges of your Tools.

1 --  First,  We will check Tool Bushing for Wear.  
If Bushing is  Worn-Out,  it is  Pointless to  "Align It"  as you are  Only Fooling Yourself!!!

At Tool-Load Door Position,  Clean-Out Grease,  Dirt,  and  Metal Slivers out of Upper Bushing of Turret Station you are having Trouble with.   Coat Bushing and Upper Alignment Tool with Light-Oil and Slide Tool in to Bushing.    It should go in Smooth,  if not,  inspect Bushing for Galling or other Damage and Fix Problem or Replace Bushing.

Next,  try to Rock Alignment Tool  Side to Side,  and  Front to Back. 
There should be Little to No Wear in Bushing so as to Not Allow any Rocking Action.
Try several different Stations to get a  "Feel"  for what is Normal.   
Even Better,  try Alignment Tool in a  Brand-New Bushing  to  "Feel"  Normal Tightness.  
This is a  Judgement Call,  but  Replace the Bushing  if it seems Too Worn.
This is a Strippit 
#200293-000   1 1/4" Index Tool Set.

It has a  Slot in Bottom 
of the Top-Tool.

It can be used for 
Indexing Top Bushing
Can  NOT  be used for
Station Alignment!

It is  Only used for  Indexing
a Top Turret Bushing to
the  Set Degree Angel  of a
Lower Turret Die-Holder,
such as the  Indexable Die-Holder,
shown at Left.

Go to  "Dowel Pin"  Page
and Make a Dowel-Puller, 
like mine at Left, 
and Pull your Pins Out.

If you try to Pry-Out Die-Bases without Pulling Dowels,   you  Risk  Damaging Die-Base
and  the Turret!

Note!    You will  NOT  be
Reinstalling Dowel Pins later,
as they are  NOT  Necessary
and will NO Longer be useable  after you Move the Die Base.

At Right is  Wilson Tool Co.
#494  &  #495   1 1/4"  Tool Set  and
#496  &  #497   3 1/2"  Tool Set
that  CAN  be used for Alignment
as  Bottom of Upper-Tools have Holes,  Not Slots,   that Mate Precisely with Bottom-Tools.

Below is a Strippit  #90692-000 
3 1/2"  Index & Align Tool Set.   An Especially Nice Tool Set as Die had Hardened Bushings for Punch Pins to Mate with and Die is Degrees-Etched.    A   3 1/2"  Indexable
Die-Base  &  Die-Holder Assembly
is shown to right of Tool Set.

I don't believe Strippit still makes Alignment Tools For-Sale.
Mother-Strippit's  been  Kind of Bitchy Lately,  and  we don't Talk
as much as we used to.....

I sometimes have  New  &  Used Alignment Tools For-Sale
here at Machine Technologies.
3 1/2"  Turret Bushing on Left,    Strippit Part  #100734-000,    Wilson Tool Part  #277.

1 1/4"  Turret Bushing on Right,    Strippit Part  #100230-000,    Wilson Tool Part  #471.

Note,  "Sizes"  Refer to the  Maximum Size Punch-Tip that Fits into a Punch-Holder
that  Fits into that Size Bushing,  and is  NOT  Actual  Inside-Diameter Hole in Bushing!
A   1 1/4"  Bushing has an  I.D.  of  1 1/2",   and a   3 1/2"  Bushing has an  I.D.  of  4 3/8".
I have the Bottom-Pins of All my Upper Alignment Tools Ground-Flat.
When my Tools will Not Mate from Miss-Alignment,
with the Light  I can  Easily See Problems.

There is Bright   "Light"  on the  Side of Punch & Die
where it is  "Loose"  with  Too-Much Clearance.

And it is  "Dark"  on  Opposite Side of Punch & Die  where they are
"Tight"  &  Overlapping & Hitting  with  Too-Little Die Clearance, 
which Stops the Light.

If you were not able to Index Upper Bushing to Achieve Alignment, 
you will have to Proceed to Moving the Die-Base.

1  --  Remove Die-Base for the Station in question.

2  --  Die-Bases are held in place on Lower Turret by 4 S.H.C.S  (Socket Head Cap Screw), 2 at the Front of Base going Downward to Turret,  and 2 more Underneath Turret going upward to Base.   Remove 4 Screws.

3  --  From 1960's to the 1990's,  Strippit Also installed 2 Precision Dowel Pins through Lower Turret up into Die-Base after they Aligned the Base.   Pins were for  "Locating Alignment".    They allowed you to Carefully Remove Base and Reinstall it Exactly where it was before.   They also gave some  Holding Power,  but this was  Not their Primary Function.    Base would Still Move in a Bad Crash and I have a Nice Collection of  Bent  "S-Dowels"  I have Pulled from  Moved Crashed Stations.

Doweling was a Difficult Procedure to do Correctly,   there was not a great benefit,  and Strippit NO Longer Dowels Die-Bases on their Turret Machines.     Amada Never did.

If your Base has these 2 Dowel Pins,   Using your  Special Dowel Pin Puller, 
Pull them out now.     Now You Know Why I have a   "Dowel Pin"   Web Page.

8  -- Put a Big Piece of Cardboard on Machines Tables,  Jump-Up on to Tables,  and Lay on your Belly so that you can Look into Turret Station.    Hold-Up the Upper Alignment Tool with a couple of Your Fingers,  Pull-Out Cardboard Separator,  and 
Carefully Lower Tool onto the Lower Alignment Die.

If You Have Good Alignment,
Tool Will Fall In Under It's Own Weight  Without  Hitting An Edge.

Do  NOT  Force Tool-In,    Or  Tap-In,    Or   Hammer Tool-In!!!
All Hammering Will Do Is RUIN Tools,   And  You Will Still NOT Have Alignment!!!

If Tool Will Not Fall-In,  You Do NOT Have Good Alignment!!!

If it appears that Upper Bushing may have Slipped and Rotated a few Degrees,
(If you have a Post-2002 Machine,  See  "Glued Bushings"  below  &  Good Luck to You!)
we can Loosen  4 Cap-Screws that Hold Bushing and then Index  (Rotate)  Bushing
Back & Forth to see if Tool will now  "Fall-In"  in to Lower Die and  Achieve Rotational Alignment.   You May have to Remove  Tool-Lifter  & Springs  & Lifter-Studs  to get
enough Space to do this.

If Tool will Fall-In,  then Carefully Tighten the 4 Screws   (Still Under The Ram!)   in a
Cross-Pattern.   Then Lift and Lower Upper Tool a Couple of Times to Recheck that it
will still  "Fall-In"  Without Hitting an Edge,  Proving that you still have Good Alignment.

If you still have Good Alignment,  then Lift Tool,  put your  Cardboard Separator back in,  Fire Shotpins Out,  Rotate Turret back to Load Station by Hand,  Retighten all 4 Screws,  take out Tools,  and  you are Done with this 1 Station.

If Tool Still Will Not Fall-In,   You Do Not Have Good Alignment,
And  You Will Have To Proceed To  Step 3,   Die-Base Realignment.

Glued Turret Bushings

One of Strippit's Advantages over Amada is that Strippit has,  since the Early 1970's,
had Easily Replaceable Hardened Bushings in their Upper Turret Tool Stations.

If a Strippit Turret Bushing became Damaged or Worn-Out,  you could take out the  4  1/4"-28  Button-Head Cap-Screws,  Lift-Out Old Bushings by Hand,  Pop-In a New Bushing,  Line it Up under the Ram,  and Tighten-Down  4 Screws.

Now your Upper Station is Like New,  and it only took a Few Minutes!

Amada Upper Turret Stations are Just Holes Bored into Turret Casting.   If a Station gets Scarred from a Tool Blow-up,  Galled, or just Worn-Out,  that Station becomes Unusable!

In  Strippit's  On-Going Program of  Shooting-Themselves-In-The-Foot,  Strippit decided to Cheapen Their Machines by No Longer Holding Turret Bushings in Place with  4 Easily Removable Screws.   Starting about 2002,  Strippit Now Glues Bushings In Place.

I believe Strippit is using  Loctite  "Green"  #290 with Activator  #7649 or  #7471.   Do Not use Loctite on Bushings without Using Activator.  Type #7649 makes the Stronger Bond.

Now  Henkel-Loctite  and Strippit would call it a  "Hi-Tech Industrial Adhesive".
But ,  You Know-What?    It's Still Glue,  and  I would not use it to Hold My Hi-Tech CNC Punching Machine Together,  with Constant Shock from Millions of Punch Cycles.

It is Not Quick & Easy to Align or Replace  "Glued"  Bushing.  You need to make a Heavy Duty Gear-Puller and probably Still have to Heat Bushing with a Torch to get it out.   Next get every Bit of Old Glue Out of Turret Station.   You can try  MEK-Solvent,  but  MEK has The Little Problem of Causing  Brain & Nerve Damage.   You can try Files,  Sandpaper,  Etc.   Be Very Careful you Don't Damage the Turret Bore!

Then Coat Bushing and Turret Bore with a Thin-Coating of Loctite,  Spray-On Activator,  Put Bushing in Turret,  Put-In Top Align-Tool,  Rotate Turret to put Station Under Ram,  Fire-In the Shotpins,  Pull-Out your Cardboard Separator,  Carefully Lower Upper Align Tool,  and Index Bushing until Tools Mate.    Leave Upper Tool In Lower Tool.

If it did Not Line-Up good enough to Mate with Bottom Tool,  You have Die-Base Problems that will have to be addressed Later in Step 3,  as you can only do 1 thing at a time.     For now,  Index Back & Forth the Upper Alignment Tool,  and Center the
Upper-Tool as Best you can over the Lower Alignment Tool Die.

Work Quickly,  as the Loctite will start to Set-Up in a few minutes.
Now,  Do Not Disturb Your Work!
Walk Away from Machine for at Least an Hour while Loctite Glue Hardens!
You can remove Tools and proceed to next step later,  After Loctite Glue Sets-Up.
Step 1,  Check Bushing Wear
Step 2,  Bushing Index-Alignment
Step 3,  Die-Base Alignment
This page was last updated: February 18, 2023

The Lower Turret
after you have

Clean and
Flat-File Smooth
the Base Position!

All Surfaces of All Components
Must be Smooth

1 1/4"  Die-Base  on Left after Pulled from Turret.

Most  1 1/4"  Bases have a Wear Plate on Top
held-down with 4 Flat-Head Screws.   If Wear-Plate is Very Worn or Damaged,  it could Tip Die while Punching and Cause Odd Alignment Problems.   Replace it Now if not in Good Condition.

1 1/4"  Die-Holder  on Right.

3 1/2" Die-Bases  do not have Wear Plates.   Replace the Base if Damaged.
4  --  I  Wash Die-Base  to get every Bit of  Dirt,  Grease,  and  Metal Bits off of it.   Then run a Flat-File over Bottom of Base to Remove All Burrs from Original Doweling Process.  Clean it again if necessary.    Bottom of Base should now be  Perfectly Flat and Clean.

5  --  On  1 1/4 Inch Bases,  make sure  Top-Cap on the back  #83639-000 Location Pin 
is Not Broken,  Press it out and replace if necessary.

6  --  On  3 1/2 Inch Bases,  make sure  Top-Cap on each side  #87245-000  Location Pin
is Not Broken,  Press it out and replace if necessary.

7  --  On  3 1/2 Inch Bases,  1/4" Die Location Pin  is usally worn,  so  I always replace it.  Using a thin hand-punch,  punch-out  1/4 Inch Die Location Dowel Pin  at back of Base,  and  carefully tap-in a  New  1/4" x 1 inch Dowel Pin.

8  --  Now do same Cleaning Process to Lower Turret where the Base is Mounted.   Remove all  Dirt,  Grease,  and  Metal Bits.   Wash with solvent.   Flat-File Turret  to Remove Burrs.   Wash again.   Mounting Position should be  Perfectly Flat and Clean.
Also  Clean-Out  4 Screw Holes in the Turret.

9  --  Clean the  4 Mounting Screws,  or  Replace them if Damaged.  
Put a little  Loctite  Type 242  Thread Locker on Screw Threads.

10  --  Put Die-Base back in Turret,  and reinstall the 4 Screws.   Run Screws down until they Touch Base and start to get Tight.   Then Back Off 4 Screws about  1/3 of a Turn.   You should now be able to  Move Base,   Smoothly,   about  .030"  in  Any Direction
which will allow us to achieve Alignment.

11  --  Put your Alignment Die in the Die-Holder,  and install it in Die-Base.
Put your Cardboard Separator over Die.    Put Alignment Tool in Upper Turret.

12  --  Rotate Turret,  By Hand,  until this  Station is Under Ram.    Fire Shotpins In.

13 --  Jump-Up on Table and lay on your Belly again.   Support Upper Tool with a Couple of Fingers,  pull-out the Separator,  and  Lower Tool.    Again,  When my Tools will Not Mate from Miss-Alignment,  with the Light-Pattern I can Easily See Problem.

There is Bright   "Light"  on Side of Punch & Die
where it is  "Loose"  with Too-Much Clearance.

And it is  "Dark"  on Opposite Side of Punch & Die where they are
Overlapping & Hitting with Too-Little Die Clearance,  which Stops the Light.

Move Die Base  Forward & Backward,   Left & Right,   Until  Tool will Fall-In to Die.

Raise and Lower Tool Several Times Until Tool will Fall-In With-Out Touching Sides
of Die at all!   This is Perfect Alignment,  and you can Achieve this if you do these Steps
Carefully,  and at this Point,   you should settle for Nothing Less than Perfect Alignment!

Carefully Tighten 2 Front Die-Base Hold-Down Screws.    Check Alignment again.
If still OK,  Pull  Upper-Tool out of Die,  Put your Separator back in,   Fire Shotpins Out,  and  Rotate Turret back to Load-Station.

14  --  Tighten the 2 Lower Screws underneath Turret.   Make sure all 4 Screws are Tight,  but be  Careful you do Not Strip-Out Threads in Turret,  as Turret is fairly Soft Cast Iron!

Do  NOT  Put Dowel Pins back in Turret!   
This will Move Die-Base  and  Lose Alignment if you do put them back-in!   
Dowel Pins are  NOT  Needed  and  you will  Never again use Dowel Pins on this Station!

You should now Rotate Turret back Under Ram and Recheck your Alignment Work.

If you have done this Alignment Process Carefully,  you should now have
Perfect Alignment on This Station.    If not,  Repeat  Alignment Procedures until you do!

There are  Other Factors that can cause Odd Alignment Problems,   Such As;

---  Worn Striker-Plate  on the Bottom of Punch-Ram can  "Kick"  Tools when Punching.
     Striker-Plate can be Removed,  Measure it's Thickness,   Surface Grind it Flat,  
     make Shims to put under Plate to Shim it back to Original Thickness,  reinstall plate.

---  Old Worn Punch Tool-Holders can be Loose in Turret Bushing and will  Move &  "Tilt"
     when Punching.   Throw-Out  Your  Decades-Old  Holders,   and  Buy  NEW  Holders!

---  Worn or Damaged  Die-Holders  can allow Dies to Move around while Punching,
     repair  or  replace as needed.

---  Worn or Damaged  Die-Bases  can allow Dies to Tilt or Move, 
     repair or replace as needed.

If you Really Want Good Alignment,   Correct  All  of these Problems!!!

Also,    Never,    Never,    Dry-Punch  Machine  With-Out  Sheetmetal!!!
Lets say you are using  .008" dies,  which means that there is  Only  .004" Clearance on each side of Die if  Machine & Tooling were Manufactured Perfect,   which they are Not.

So if you  Dry-Punch with No Sheetmetal in Machine,   Even 1 Time,  you can Nick & Ruin a Tool on the Very First Punch!    It is a  Little-Known Fact  that when you have Metal in Machine,  there is a  Self-Centering Action as Punch goes through metal that moves the Punch-Tip to Center of Die that Helps Prevent this  "Nicking"  and  Dulling of Tools from happening even when there is  Not Perfect Alignment.   If there is no metal sheet
in Machine,  you do Not get this self-centering action!    Never  Dry  Punch  with  Tools!

And Of Course,
These  Alignment Techniques  can be used on  Any Turret Machine,  not just Strippits.

The  2" x 2" Notch Station

Special  2" x 2"  Notch Punch
Holder Assembly
which goes Only in a
Special  Notch-Bushing

#200283-000  Notch-Bushing  Assembly which was Installed in
Turret Station #1
of most Strippit Machines built from
middle 1960's  to  late 1980's.

In Late 1980's Strippit switched to  #123049-000  Notch-Bushing
that had a  Thin  Round-Flange
instead of Old Thick-Flange
so as to use Less Turret Space, 
so More Stations can be
packed-in closer together.

Above is the  Notch-Station Align-Tool Set  I put together about 30 Years ago.
You can Make a Set by;
1 -- Take Mushroom-Head & Springs off a Holder Assembly that is in Good Condition.
2 --  I Grould-Flat  (No-Shear)  Punch-Tip  so  I can see Align Clearance Light-Patterns.
3 --  Screw Bolt back in to the Punch-Tip,  and  lock it down with a Jam-Nut.
4 --  Order  New Die with  .002"  Clearance.  Wilson Co. Whined,  but they made it for me.
Tool is Easy to Use.   Punch Tip is Raised & Lowered into Die,  by Gripping Bolt-Head.
All Strippit's Turrets
Are Bushed.
Here is  Strippit's
Good  Old-System
of  4  Easily Removed
Cap-Screws for Holding the Replaceable Turret Bushings in place.

Stupid  New-System,
Bushings are
Glued in Place,
No Screws.

Just Try to
Index a Glued Bushing back into place.

Here is a
Amada Upper Turret.

Amada Turret Stations
are  Just
Holes Bored in the Turret,
Amada Does Not Bush
Their Turrets!

When a Amada Station becomes  Scarred,  
Galled,  or  Worn-Out,
as Eventually they All Do,
you have
NO Way To  Repair It!
We have some  New & Used Die Bases,  Die Holders,  and other Turret
Repair Parts In-Stock should you need them.
Note,  3 1/2" Die-Base Pictured above does Not have the 2 Side-Pins Installed.
As an Aside,  
My Understanding is that  The  LVD -- Strippit -- Pullmax   Company
(Sounds  like  3  Weak-Sisters  Holding  Each-Other Up!)
now Only Offers  Thick-Turret  (Amada Long-Tooling Type)  Machines,
and  No longer Offers Thin-Turret  Strippit-Tooling Machines
that  Strippit Invented a Century ago.

While  I Agree that Thick-Turrets and Thick-Tooling is Better than Thin-Tooling, Especially  with  Strippit's  Hardened-Bushing  Thick-Turret Version,
(Amada Turrets  are  Bored - NOT Bushed  and  are  NOT-Repairable!)
it further  Alienates Strippit's Customers
by telling them what they can and can not have.

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Alignment Tool Set
Strippit   &   Amada
Long-Tool  Thick-Turret
3 1/2"  "D"  Stations