Kress mount Europe

Assembly questions and answers for the Shapeoko 3 CNC Mill
Alie
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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by Alie » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:49 pm

Aaaaaaaand it is done! I'm very satisfied!
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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by AnonymousPerson » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:54 pm

Awesome. :)
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Alie
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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by Alie » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:54 pm

If anyone wants to replicate it here's the cad drawing for it:
http://a360.co/1WpZCVW

For whoever may use my drawing: make the hole for the kress a bit larger before milling, i made it 43,1 mm (so 0,1mm tolerance) but it wasn't fitting right away so i had to use some sandpaper to enlarge it a little bit...maybe try with 43,2 or even 43,3.
I machined it with the shapeoko, drilled the holes with a drill press and tapped the holes by hand so it's not extremely difficult to make!

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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by AnonymousPerson » Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:42 pm

As a possibly useful tip, this 'universal drill clamp' works well with the Kress too:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0001P19QI

Useful for mounting the Kress on a bench in various angles, for doing stuff with. ;)
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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by cvoinescu » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:45 pm

It should work: the Kress has the same 43 mm collar as most drills.
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Re: Kress mount Europe

Post by AnonymousPerson » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:17 pm

Another side tip for anyone that gets a Kress. If you get the 10mm collet, then these indexable end mills work pretty well:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301863032789

(It comes as 100mm long. Hacksaw bladed a few cm's off the end to make it shorter. ;>)

Been cutting 20mm 6082 T651 with one for the last few days. Not going fast, but the end result is good, and the carbide insert is still looking close to brand new. :D
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