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ddickey

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How important is it to have the turret or the ram 90° or perpindicular to the vise?
 

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If it's not you're basically cutting an angle instead of a square. On some things it's not important, others it is, but it's good machining practice to keep your head trammed.
 

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Head tramming is different, correct?
I adjust the node, and tilt but not sure how to check the swivel. I'll have to think about it.
 
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It would only matter if you didn't have enough travel on the table to complete an operation and had to extend the ram. I've never ran into that problem.

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If I am understanding our question, exactly as-written, it should not matter a single bit.

It could only possibly matter if you were using the turret to move during an operation, which I don’t believe to be a good idea.
We are talking about a Bridgeport? The movement is also not easily controlled.

I don’t even believe a Deckel turret is meant to be used for cutting movements, but I may be mistaken.


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If I am understanding our question, exactly as-written, it should not matter a single bit.

That's how I read it too. You're actually squaring the vice to the table ways not the turret so it shouldn't matter unless you're using a horizontal attachment
 

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Not important at all... the movement of the saddle and table is independent of the turret.

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Like Bear said, it does not matter. If you needed to machine on the end of a long component, you may wish to swivel the turret and extend the ram - that would put more of the work piece on the table.
 
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