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Thread: Threaded milling cutters
16/04/2021 15:17:32
Posted by DC31k on 16/04/2021 14:59:48:
Posted by Dave Halford on 16/04/2021 14:26:11:

You only need 4 sizes of collet

6mm 10mm 12mm 16mm

I have those. I tried a 1/2" shank cutter in the 12mm one and it was a little tight. The collet did not seem much use afterwards so it might be an expensive way to work. Similarly, the 16mm one was a bit loose and it was difficult to remove the mill after welding it into place.

These sizes refer to Metric sized cutters, if you want to use Imperial sized cutters (as you say you have a1/2" = 12.7mm and so forced in an oversize shaft), you will need the appropriate sizes.

Thread: Colchester Student Mk2 lathe general questions
16/04/2021 10:22:14

Comrades, can anyone help me with the dimensions of the two missing parts of the "car"devil.


Edited By KWIL on 16/04/2021 10:22:50

Thread: Citric acid pickle
13/04/2021 09:12:23

Yes, keep it until it no longer seems to work.

Thread: LED Tubes in the workshop
09/04/2021 09:23:44

TLC data sheet says No UV

Thread: Milling Vice Location
06/04/2021 09:26:47

If you have ever tried to lift a Bridgeport 48" table you might decide that a mere vice at one end would not be that significantwink

Edited By KWIL on 06/04/2021 09:27:14

Thread: Power supply companies.
30/03/2021 15:00:55

Now on my second year with GOTO Energy, no problems, no so called smart meter and the best deal at my level of consumption.

Thread: ME magazine
27/03/2021 15:24:54

My copy arrived today by post.

Thread: Tracytools
27/03/2021 13:02:01

I have used Tracy Tools since they started out in Twickenham, West London, around 50 years ago. Never faulted them.

Thread: New car - or is it a wheeled computer?
26/03/2021 11:28:52

Apart from all the unwanted gizmos, there are few if any good visual designs, just ugly SUVs with pig snouts in place of the grill.

In the old days garages provided (or at least their mechanics) the tools of the trade. They did not charge you for use of the spanners and when necessary voltmeters etc. Why should the Diagnostic Test be charged for? It is supposed to tell them what their job involves, it should be part of the Overheads of the business to cover, as said by others, the hourly rates are obscene.

Edited By KWIL on 26/03/2021 11:29:16

Thread: Anyone done any Nickel or Chrome plating of mild steel parts at home?
25/03/2021 12:29:27

I have had a handfull of parts bright nickel plated by a local plater for "tea money", just go and ask them if there is one nearby.

Thread: Tea Spoons
23/03/2021 10:53:49

Hot citric acid, cleans cups and mugs as well.

Thread: HydroVane PR303E question
19/03/2021 11:26:47

Yes but mine was brand new (60 years ago) not some grubby throw awaycrying

Thread: Gravity and Weightlessnes
18/03/2021 11:04:07

Like Ady1, what is space and where is it?

Thread: HydroVane PR303E question
18/03/2021 10:52:35

Gary Wooding.

PM me with your email. I will supply some photos. Note to all, I paid £55 when I bought it new.

Thread: Eccentric Engineering T-blade parting tool: A+
17/03/2021 15:04:47


A slight concave radius is ground along the top (bottom) of the cutting edge and this aids chip curl, assisting in swarf ejection from the cut.

Thread: Digital Micrometer
16/03/2021 12:06:12

This sounds like a digital vernier/caliper, hardly a micrometer. At best these devices are comparators and not for true measurements.

Thread: HydroVane PR303E question
15/03/2021 16:08:07

I do have the manual, but alas my scanner is down at the moment. I also have the bigger HV0* series, but rather more expensive.

Originally used to power a constant bleed paint gun around 30psi. There was also a dental model avai;able (because it is so quiet)

Thread: Helical pencil sharpener blade replacement
14/03/2021 22:17:02

2 Questions How hard is it to crank without a pencil in place? Gear looks messy, have you tried a little lubrication?

Thread: Where to find a *good* optically flat mirror?
27/02/2021 11:41:09 is a good source of things optical

Thread: Royal Mail next day 1pm is a rip off
23/02/2021 15:36:04


Perhaps the Post Office where you posted is paid on a turnover basis, hence higher prices = more income.

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