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by TDA
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: downcut on plywood = fuzz
Replies: 21
Views: 3921

Re: downcut on plywood = fuzz

DRobs, Let me first be clear in saying I wasn't going after you or trying to single you out as being wrong. My intention was just to provide more information. I can understand how it was taken that way with how I framed the argument and using your numbers. My apologies. There is also the issue that ...
by TDA
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: downcut on plywood = fuzz
Replies: 21
Views: 3921

Re: downcut on plywood = fuzz

Thought I'd try to flesh out some of the reasoning for shallow vs deep passes. The main issue from a tool life perspective is that if you can't maintain a good chip load then you will effect tool life. Let's take the example you gave of 1300mm per minute at 30K RPM. Assuming you are using a standard...
by TDA
Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Depth Rings / Distance Rings
Replies: 13
Views: 2384

Re: Depth Rings / Distance Rings

Be VERY careful with those larger metal depth collars. All the ones I've seen are made for drills and much lower RPM than what most routers slowest speed is. They could cause bearing damage or be a safety concern if they are unbalanced enough.
by TDA
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Drilling with Shapeoko
Replies: 20
Views: 5480

Re: Drilling with Shapeoko

No problem. Try to contribute when I can. We have a few for PCB sizes. I'll look into setting one up for some common tap and clearance sizes. The 1/8" rings are in the database but don't currently have a page. If you search for DB08-RING-WHT they will come up though. We don't currently have any for ...
by TDA
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Drilling with Shapeoko
Replies: 20
Views: 5480

Re: Drilling with Shapeoko

To address the original idea. I would highly not recommend this. While some of these have already been gone over: To clamp this with enough force you will almost certainly damage the collet (ours or stock ones) The runout will probably break most small bits. These are most likely not balanced for th...
by TDA
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: PreciseBits Collets
Replies: 10
Views: 2942

Re: PreciseBits Collets

Thanks Will, I appreciate it.

Yeah, that's the one.
by TDA
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: PreciseBits Collets
Replies: 10
Views: 2942

Re: PreciseBits Collets

Unfortunately we no longer support the Bosch GKF 600. It's based on the Colt and uses it's collets. We had to drop support for them due to changes in the taper of the router. There's more info on our site under the Bosch Colt Case Study link. I would link it here but I try not to on forums.
by TDA
Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Collet for 5/64" Drill Bit in DWP 611
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Re: Collet for 5/64" Drill Bit in DWP 611

In general most spindles you are going to see out there will list an ER size (ER11, ER16, ER20, etc). Any collet of the same ER size will fit it. One thing you do want to watch for the the nut. There are standard and mini nuts. Mini nuts are generally a better choice as they are smaller and require ...
by TDA
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Collet for 5/64" Drill Bit in DWP 611
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

Re: Collet for 5/64" Drill Bit in DWP 611

Hate to have only seen this now. Maybe this is a new guy question, but do all ER11 collets work in the DWP611? ER11 collets will not work in the 611. They are the wrong size and angle I attached pics below (sorry for the quality just snapped them with my phone). At best you could maybe jam one in th...
by TDA
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Interlocking parts
Replies: 18
Views: 1616

Re: Interlocking parts

"The mic dog ate my tool!" This particular one is on the smaller size. However, the important thing is what is done to the leading edge. The same thing will happen to a 1/2" tool (assuming that it's sharp). It will just be harder to tell... other than it's going to die quicker and most likely give y...