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by TDA
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Interlocking parts
Replies: 18
Views: 2143

Re: Interlocking parts

I don't have a lot of personal experience in HSS tooling as we only make carbide. In general HSS is much tougher than carbide although not nearly as hard (hence the much longer tool life and higher cut speeds of carbide). However, In general any sharp cutting tool is going to be damaged by taking a ...
by TDA
Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Interlocking parts
Replies: 18
Views: 2143

Re: Interlocking parts

Actually with CamBam I would leave the bit sizes alone, even check them with a micrometer if you have one. You can over/undersize using the roughing clearance parameter. Although better still would be to deal with that in CAD so the rest of the part is not effected. I realize that this isn't exactl...
by TDA
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: Materials feeds and speeds --- wood
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

Re: Materials feeds and speeds --- wood

Organizing them by Janka may help keep a structure to it. However, keep in mind Janka is by far not the only factor in determining feeds and speeds. As an example Rosewood or Ebony will need slower feeds then their hardness would dictate due to integration of silica into the grain of the wood. Red o...
by TDA
Mon May 04, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: PreciseBits DeWalt DNP-611 1/8" collets are in stock
Replies: 17
Views: 8412

Re: PreciseBits DeWalt DNP-611 1/8" collets are in stock

Will, you might want to tweak that again. Our system doesn't adapt the routers to use standard ER collets. Rather, we base the collet on ER design matching the angle of the router bore. There are obviously other differences from standard replacement collets (e.g. TIR, balancing, clamping force, a nu...
by TDA
Mon May 04, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: PreciseBits DeWalt DNP-611 1/8" collets are in stock
Replies: 17
Views: 8412

Re: PreciseBits DeWalt DNP-611 1/8" collets are in stock

The clamping range on our 611 collets are about the same as the ER11 collets (0.0200"). So there shouldn't be an issue using a 6mm tool in a 1/4" collet.

If there's anything I can help with please let me know.
by TDA
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: 1/8" collet options?
Replies: 13
Views: 5957

Re: 1/8" collet options?

We are currently out of stock on the 1/8". We should have more through QC soon but I don't have a solid date right now.
by TDA
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Speeds on routers
Replies: 12
Views: 6876

Re: Speeds on routers

I did some RPM measurements on the Bosch Colt PR20EVSK over the weekend using a non-contact RPM measuring tool, and had the following results: Setting 1 - Specified 16,000 RPM - Measured 12,500 RPM Setting 2 - Specified 18,000 RPM - Measured 14,000 RPM Setting 3 - Specified 20,000 RPM - Measured 16...
by TDA
Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I need a source for sheets of plastic and advice
Replies: 12
Views: 4639

Re: I need a source for sheets of plastic and advice

Here's my list. If I organized these correctly last time these should all be one's you can order online from without getting a quote. Obviously there are other sources and some of these were already listed. http://www.estreetplastics.com/ https://www.interstateplastics.com/ http://www.professionalpl...
by TDA
Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 1/4 shank drill chuck and adapter
Replies: 13
Views: 2995

Re: 1/4 shank drill chuck and adapter

You might want to check with PreciseBits about your model. They specialize in this sort of thing (if I'm understanding your question correctly!). I can vouch for them to provide high quality products and great service. Plus, I think they're on this forum as well (not advertising, but as members) - ...
by TDA
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Tooling & Fixtures
Topic: Please help me understand milling bits
Replies: 5
Views: 1757

Re: Please help me understand milling bits

Bit life is usually measured in linear inches. This is really the only fair way to measure it as the time cut or volume of material is too variable. Even using linear inches though is fairly inaccurate as many things effect the life of a tool that will be different on every machine. Runout would be ...