Here is a list of all the postings petro1head has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Carbide Parting off tips|
Brill, thanks Jason
Mine are square tips and leave a rag on the bit I have just parted off
I use the Arc Blade with the GTN tips
Can you buy GTN tips that are slightly angled so there is no rag?
|Thread: Milling alluminium|
Quite often i get a build of of alloy on the cutter and have to stop the job to remove the build up.
so would a dab of thread cutting oil help, or something else.
don't want to flood cool due to mess
|Thread: Warco WM18 has arrived|
Still happy with it , yes
Very easy to dismantle
Because the gas ram sits along side the Z axis screw thread its just a bit fidly
|Thread: Hermes Parcels|
MyHermes, worst even delivery company in the UK
So bad there is even a compalints group on Facebook
Edited By petro1head on 22/06/2020 17:00:05
|Thread: Wet\dry vacuum hose|
Yeh thought of that but I try to stick to ally
As suggested, good old Google
Is it, did not know
Use my vac for scarf however the corigted tube troops the swarm and blocks it
just wondering if anyone else has/had the problem and managed to find suitable smooth tube
|Thread: WM18 or VMC|
Interesting comment, I suppose I could use 2 mills
i have recommended mine but he likes the look of the VMC so I said I would ask on here for unbiased oppinions.
Sizes of part not massive. I think he more interested in strength, studyness and ability to cut reasonable size cuts
Not for me, honest guv, but a pal of mine whoi is looking to buy a mill
He will mainly use it for making parts for a kit car he is bulding
|Thread: WM18 - Broken it again :(|
That sound like a cunning plan to me
Well I suppose I could use a piece are cardboard
So are you suggesting blowing down as opposed to sucking up
Re the fan I may invest in a better fan, the one I have runds at 1200rpm and 70cfm. Noctua do one thats for industrial use ie servers, that runs at 3000rpm and 110cfm
Re ducting the gap between the top of the motor and the fan is 4mm so think ducting would prob not held and be a bugger to design
Edited By petro1head on 23/02/2020 11:35:07
I would not be so quick to dismiss the wm18. It’s a fab mill and any problems I have had have been down to my own fault not the product
Tbh I suspect the fan is probably only a few mm from the top of the motor but will check
Can't say I have ever run in reverse but a valid point.
So this is what I have done, 120mm Corsair 12v Fan (140 was just a tad too big) exhausting out at the top of the encloure and several 10mm holes at the bottom
I remembered I already have a 12v supply going to the Angle Eye LED around the quill so can tap into that. Jobs done
Edited By petro1head on 22/02/2020 20:31:11
Had a look at the current setup.
Using a jos stick to see the flow of air, the fan is at the top of the motor and draws air from the bottom of the motor and exhausts out the top of the motor. However what is very telling is until the motor is spinning at about 900 there is little to no air being drawn in.
So basicall the motor is starved of air at low speed, just as you said. So I am going to route out a 120/140 dia 12v computer fan and mount that iside the cover with a suitable hole cut and suck air out. I am also going at add some holes at the bottom of the cover so more air can get in.
All I need to buy is a 12v supply for the fan
Edited By petro1head on 22/02/2020 19:11:12
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