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Thread: Cutting a large round hole
22/11/2018 13:25:09

Got the hole cutter and done a test

Left hand hole is hole cutter and right hand hole was jigsaw. The left hand hole is much neater


This is the finish which can be flapp wheel cleaned up


However the hole will be covered by this

screenshot_2018-11-22 silverstone 120mm fan grill and filter kit.jpg

22/11/2018 12:30:33

Well I bought a big hole saw, will come in handy for other jobs

22/11/2018 07:59:35

They do that for safety reason and it does inpeed airflow

21/11/2018 22:44:57

Just had a look at the photos in the boring thread and now see what you mean. Will check my boring tool to see it the bit will fit the way. At the mo the tool bit points down

Edit:  yes it has  the tool it is triangular like this


Edited By petro1head on 21/11/2018 23:07:30

21/11/2018 19:19:03

Jason, I think the hole saw option will be quicker and neater

21/11/2018 18:49:42

I have Jason but it not big enough

Cheers Neil

21/11/2018 18:29:53

I need to cut a hole in some 2mm alloy sheets. Its for a computer as I want to add an extra 120mm fan.

I was just going to but a hole saw from screwfix **LINK**

Any advice ie should I sandwich between 2 pieces of wood

Thread: End Mill Sharpening
22/10/2018 21:30:36

There is always one that has to state the bleeding obvious cheeky

22/10/2018 12:02:42

Sorry to bring this back up but I found this that may be usefull

Edited By petro1head on 22/10/2018 12:03:01

Thread: Warco Lathe Guard mod
18/10/2018 06:36:18
Good idea mike
Thread: Quick change toolpost
18/10/2018 06:34:11
Thread: Warco Lathe Guard mod
17/10/2018 14:29:32

Just had to go one better, show off

17/10/2018 11:06:34
Posted by JasonB on 17/10/2018 11:00:45:

Now you need to work out a way that it will move to the left so you can get close enough for faceplate workwink 2

TBH I have never used a face plate

17/10/2018 10:58:48

I tend to only use it when parting off and just a case of trying to keep things clean


Anyway was just a mod I did and I am happy with it cheeky

Edited By petro1head on 17/10/2018 10:59:06

17/10/2018 09:30:05

Just thought I would share this mod

I find when using coolant I end up getting covered so have modded the guard so it slides out over the work






Thread: Warco WM290 strange noise
15/10/2018 17:33:25

Posted by Mick B1 on 15/10/2018 15:26:22:

You might test it with a thick bar - say 1" DMS or more - gripped in the chuck with a clock gauge against it. Push it back and forth and see if you get more than a few tenths elastic deflection. If it is that, you may be able to adjust out the play, but don't tighten it further than snug - it can be a bit tricky because the right setting is a small target to hit, no more than a couple of degrees of rotation.

Just done that test out or curiosity and no play

15/10/2018 17:22:03
Posted by brian curd on 15/10/2018 17:20:23:

I cut some circles?? of this plastic and fitted them between any of the gears that would rub together and also used them as spacers between the other gears to get them in to line . I also tapped the ends of the gear studs 2BA . This allowed me to fit some washers to take up the slack between the gears instead of the rathe crude c clip arrangement . Brian C

Interesting, will keep an eye on the noise and your idea may be my plan B

Thread: Quick change toolpost
15/10/2018 17:10:25

Meant to say end mill was HSS

Thread: Warco WM290 strange noise
15/10/2018 16:58:02
Posted by brian curd on 15/10/2018 16:38:46:

Horrible noise from my wm280v ( inverter drive version ) turned out to be the cooling fan rubbing .

Thin plastic spacers between the change gears helped a lot too Brian C

Where abouts exactly did you put these plastic spacers please

15/10/2018 16:57:20
Posted by mechman48 on 15/10/2018 16:53:26:
Posted by JasonB on 15/10/2018 16:16:07:

Same layout as my 280 from your pic so do the things I suggested to eliminate the banjo gears and then the spindle

Same layout as my WM 250V, makes similar noise when banjo is engaged, albeit seems louder than mine, quiet as when I disengage banjo, have you got clearance set on your gears correctly; maybe they are engaged root to root ? In which case place an A4 sheet of paper in between each gear set & tighten up until all gears are set, this will give you approx' .004 thou' backlash clearance on ea. gear & will quieten noise down somewhat, you will still get some gear rumble though.

Whilst you've got the gears exposed have a look for any chipped / broken teeth just on the off chance, I would also suggest you spray some motor bike chain spray oil on the teeth which also helps to quieten things down.


As I said a couple of posts ago all fine now.

Gears were fine, no chips.

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