H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter Gold Member
- Jan 20, 2018
The only thing worse than that is when you ask your spouse to go get it for you; she comes back with two and wants to know why you absolutely must have both of them - one of which is still in its original packaging.Wait till you need to find something you know you have, but forget what drawer it's in. Then while your looking for that, you find something you just saw in another drawer, and wonder why you have 2 of them.
Sounds like you need another lathe.I would love to have one but backing plates for my weird spindle (type C) are difficult to find. I found them available from grizzly (dirty dirty dirt cheap) but the spindle hole is different from my lathe. I machined a bushing for my collet chuck to make the first one work. I guess I should machine another one for my new 6 jaw.
Shars face mills do not take standard inserts - they are built to accept the Shars-specific look-alike inserts. Total POS IMO. Put industry standard inserts in these face mills, and you get the following.You missed the HAAS intro offer (I got a 4" face mill, inserts and CAT 40 holder for $129). I'd try Shars.
The obvious solution is to buy larger machinery...I already have 90% or more of those items, some in smaller sizes that better suit my machinery. A dividing head in on the short list. I also need/want to get a/some Mitutoyo micrometer(s) to help fill out my instrument collection. I have enjoyed their products for 30 years.
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