Questions? Get Online Help
Call 1-800-447-7367 or 231-946-3712,
Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM EST.



We recently made the difficult decision to suspend publishing Digital Machinist magazine after the Summer 2023 issue and are no longer processing subscriptions or renewals. Please email service@vpconnections.com or call 800-447-7367 if you have any questions or need assistance. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we'd like to thank you for your past business.

FoR 16mm Parting Tool Combo

FoR 16mm Parting Tool Combo

FoR (Front or Rear) Inverted Parting Toolholder includes a fine, high-strength Crobalt parting tool. Operates with blade held upside down. Use in front or rear tool post. Model specifically set for tool posts on 16mm Diamond Toolholder.

  • Inverted blade design significantly reduces chance of jam-up and blade breakage
  • Minimal side overhang and no front overhang help maximize rigidity
  • Cutting takes place on underside. Swarf tends to fall out of groove rather than pile up on top of cutting edge
  • Lack of swarf on top of blade means coolant is free to get right in to cutting edge
  • Horizontal mounting of blade further reduces chance of blade pulling itself into cut and is especially advantageous when turning brass and bronze.
  • Simple to resharpen--only front face has to be ground.


Features/Tips

>If backordered, shipping may take 2 to 3 weeks.

$160.00

In Stock

BC272PKG

FoR 20mm Parting Tool Combo

FoR 20mm Parting Tool Combo

FoR (Front or Rear) Inverted Parting Toolholder includes a fine, high-strength Crobalt parting tool. Operates with blade held upside down. Use in front or rear tool post. Model specifically set for tool posts on 20mm Diamond Toolholder.

  • Inverted blade design significantly reduces chance of jam-up and blade breakage
  • Minimal side overhang and no front overhang help maximize rigidity
  • Cutting takes place on underside. Swarf tends to fall out of groove rather than pile up on top of cutting edge
  • Lack of swarf on top of blade means coolant is free to get right in to cutting edge
  • Horizontal mounting of blade further reduces chance of blade pulling itself into cut and is especially advantageous when turning brass and bronze.
  • Simple to resharpen--only front face has to be ground.


Features/Tips

If backordered, shipping may take 2 to 3 weeks.

$160.00

In Stock

BC285PKG

FoR 8mm Parting Tool Combo

FoR 8mm Parting Tool Combo

FoR (Front or Rear) Inverted Parting Toolholder includes a fine, high-strength Crobalt parting tool. Operates with blade held upside down. Use in front or rear tool post. Model specifically set for tool posts on 8mm Diamond Toolholder.

  • Inverted blade design significantly reduces chance of jam-up and blade breakage
  • Minimal side overhang and no front overhang help maximize rigidity
  • Cutting takes place on underside. Swarf tends to fall out of groove rather than pile up on top of cutting edge
  • Lack of swarf on top of blade means coolant is free to get right in to cutting edge
  • Horizontal mounting of blade further reduces chance of blade pulling itself into cut and is especially advantageous when turning brass and bronze.
  • Simple to resharpen--only front face has to be ground.


Features/Tips

If backordered, shipping may take 2 to 3 weeks.

$150.00

In Stock

BC236PKG

FoR 9.5mm Parting Tool Combo

FoR 9.5mm Parting Tool Combo

FoR (Front or Rear) Inverted Parting Toolholder includes a fine, high-strength Crobalt parting tool. Operates with blade held upside down. Use in front or rear tool post. Model specifically set for tool posts on 9.5mm Diamond Toolholder.

  • Inverted blade design significantly reduces chance of jam-up and blade breakage
  • Minimal side overhang and no front overhang help maximize rigidity
  • Cutting takes place on underside. Swarf tends to fall out of groove rather than pile up on top of cutting edge
  • Lack of swarf on top of blade means coolant is free to get right in to cutting edge
  • Horizontal mounting of blade further reduces chance of blade pulling itself into cut and is especially advantageous when turning brass and bronze.
  • Simple to resharpen--only front face has to be ground.


Features/Tips

If backordered, shipping may take 2 to 3 weeks.

$150.00

In Stock

BC235PKG

Rudy's Book Set

Rudy's Book Set

Buy the set of three and save! 284 pages of Rudy's plan sets from the past. Please refer to individual book ad for specific projects in each book.
Rudy's Fun With Engines and Other Things
Rudy's Model Stirlings Engines
Rudy's Working Steam Engines

$52.00

In Stock

RUDY3_PKG

Steam & Stirling Set

Steam & Stirling Set

Get all four Steam & Stirling books at a discounted price! Flex your metalworking skills on such engine projects as a no-casting 1.5 x 1.5V steam engine, a walking-beam Stirling-cycle mill engine, an epicyclic steam engine, and seventeen more -- and enjoy two bonus sections that offer hobby-expanding related topics. Please refer to the individual book ad for number of pages and further details; all are hardbound.
Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4

$155.00

In Stock

SS_PKG

Building the Rio Grande K-27 Volume 1

Building the Rio Grande K-27 Volume 1

By Kozo Hiraoka

NEW TITLE

Over 400 pages chock-full of drawings, color photos and detailed text. Hardcover book is based on long-running serial in Live Steam & Outdoor Railroading magazine, but layout is all-new with foldouts for larger drawings. Features material not included in magazine articles. Volume 1 contains first 27 chapters. Volume 2 to be released after serial concludes in magazine.

$69.95

In Stock

K27

The Home Shop Readers' Tip Book 1

The Home Shop Readers' Tip Book 1

Valuable metalworking tips from knowledgeable participants in the forums on The Home Shop Machinist website. From the experts who are willing to share - lathe tips, milling tips, shop tips of all kinds...
Softbound. 52 pages.

$6.95

In Stock

RTB

The Home Shop Readers' Tip Book 2

The Home Shop Readers' Tip Book 2

From the Past and Present! A number of our favorite tips from the "Chips & Sparks" column in The Home Shop Machinist have been blended with tips from current visitors to the Home Shop Machinist website.
Softbound. 52 pages.

$6.95

In Stock

RTB2

Grinding lathe Tools DVD

Grinding lathe Tools DVD

By Rudy Kouhoupt

Rudy discusses lathe cutting tools in depth and then describes how each would be ground properly for optimum metal cutting. Also included are plans to build a grinding table that will increase your accuracy when grinding your lathe tools. For those of you using the Diamond Toolholder, Rudy goes into great detail about grinding the toolbit for it. 1 hour 45 minutes.

$39.95

In Stock

BC66

Shop Made Tools 2013

Shop Made Tools 2013

If you've ever spent time with an experienced machinist, you no doubt had "Why didn't I think of that?" moments. Years of machining result in an arsenal of tricks and tools, but why wait? With over 100 entries from a number of authors, Shop Made Tools 2013 has something your shop needs, whatever your level of expertise! Compiled from popular thread on The Home Shop Machinist and Machinist's Workshop bulletin board, it contains entries featuring items for lathe and mill, work holding, and more. 64 pages.

$9.95

In Stock

SMT

Shop Made Tools 2015

Shop Made Tools 2015

If you've spent time with an experienced machinist you no doubt had "Why didn't I think of that?" moments. Years of machining result in an arsenal of tricks and tools, but why wait? With over 100 entries from over 50 different authors, this second edition of Shop Made Tools 2015 has something your shop needs, whatever your level of expertise! A fresh set compiled from popular thread on The Home Shop Machinist and Machinist's Workshop bulletin board. Book features items for lathe and mill, work holding, and more. 64 pages.

$9.95

In Stock

SMT2015

Building the CliShay

Building the CliShay

By Robert Maynard

Our clever little CliShay locomotive is beautiful - both mythical and historical - designed to be a blend of the very early, very real Shay and Climax locomotives.
Building the CliShay will get both your heart and hobby started.
Spiralbound, 112 pages

$17.95

In Stock

CLISHAY

6 Projects for the Shaper DVD

6 Projects for the Shaper DVD

By Rudy Kouhoupt

In this DVD, Rudy describes and demonstrates how to make a tapered soft jaw for your vise, a pair of V-blocks, cut dovetail slides, external or internal keyseats and learn how to index and cut spur gears. Drawings, charts and outline included.

$39.95

In Stock

BC80

A Guide to Renovating the Bridgeport "2J" Variable Speed Milling Machine

A Guide to Renovating the Bridgeport "2J" Variable Speed Milling Machine

If you are planning on refurbishing your Bridgeport Series 1 "2J" or "2J2" Mill or if you are out in the market looking for a good used Bridgeport, then this manual is a great place to start. " A Guide to Renovating the Bridgeport 2J Variable Speed Milling Machine " ; this 152 page soft-cover shop manual, is fully illustrated with over 400 B&W photographs and diagrams, plus step-by-step instructions for disassembling, cleaning, reassembling and adjusting all of the critical components of the variable speed 2J milling machine.
Softbound. 152 pages.

$38.95

In Stock

RBP2JMM

A Guide to Renovating the Bridgeport Series 1 "J" Head Milling Machine

A Guide to Renovating the Bridgeport Series 1 "J" Head Milling Machine

If you are planning on refurbishing your Bridgeport Series 1 "J" Head Mill (Step Pulley Model) or if you are in the market for a good used Bridgeport, then this new manual by ILION Industrial Services is a great place to start. " A Guide to Renovating the Bridgeport Series 1 "J" Head Milling Machine ". This 126 page soft cover shop manual, is fully illustrated with over 350 B&W photographs and diagrams, plus step-by-step instructions for disassembling, cleaning, reassembling and adjusting all of the critical components of the Step Pulley J-head milling machine.
Softbound. 126 pages.

$32.95

In Stock

RBP1JMM

A Guide to Renovating the South Bend Lathe 9" Model A, B & C Plus Model 10k

A Guide to Renovating the South Bend Lathe 9" Model A, B & C Plus Model 10k

If you are thinking about cleaning up that old South Bend Lathe that was given to you by your grandfather and has been sitting in your garage, this manual is what you will need to get the job done. " A Guide to Renovating the South Bend Lathe 9" Model A, B & C and Model 10k " is a brand new soft cover, 106 page shop manual which is fully illustrated with over 300 B&W photographs plus step-by-step maintenance instructions for the standard South Bend workshop lathes that were produced in large numbers between 1939 and the late 1980's.
Softbound. 106 pages.

$29.95

In Stock

SBLSM

A Guide to Renovating the South Bend Lathe Models 10L, 13, 14 1/2, & 16

A Guide to Renovating the South Bend Lathe Models 10L, 13, 14 1/2, & 16

Introducing a new publication for the South Bend Lathe enthusiast from ILION Industrial Services: A Guide to Renovating the South Bend Lathe for Models 10L and 10R (known as the Heavy 10), 13" 14.5" and 16". The manual is a bound 8.5" x 11" soft cover, 156 pages in length and is fully illustrated with over 450 B&W photographs plus step-by-step instructions for refurbishing your lathe.
Softbound. 156 pages.

$39.95

In Stock

SBLLG

Advanced Aspects of Machine Lathe Operation DVD

Advanced Aspects of Machine Lathe Operation DVD

By Rudy Kouhoupt

Rudy's back with two hours worth of excellent advanced techniques for achieving a very high degree of accuracy while boring, turning, facing, threading, milling or grinding on your lathe. He also discusses and demonstrates the most important accessories you will use on your lathe. 2 hours.

$44.95

In Stock

BC63

Advanced Aspects of Milling Machine Operation DVD

Advanced Aspects of Milling Machine Operation DVD

By Rudy Kouhoupt

On this machining DVD, Rudy shows you the methods by which your mill can be highly accurate in every function. He also describes techniques that will expand the usefulness of your mill and improve your level of skill dramatically. Various accessories are discussed and demonstrated. A printed outline accompanies the DVD. 2 hours.
Watch a brief clip from the DVD.

$44.95

In Stock

BC71

** US Pricing. Foreign pricing applied during checkout process.