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  • #5465

    walkonking
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    For those who have a mill you know tramming can be a time consuming pain in the Ass. For minimll owners there is an ez solution called the EZ TRAM.

    It comes with a Base and Shank piece that are precision ground flat and parallel to .0003” over entire surface

    You place the base on the mill table and the mount the top to the spindle with a collet.

    You then loosen the column and lower the head onto the base and tighten lightly.

    You can slip a feeler guage or piece of paper between the head and base and lower head on top of it tightly. What you are looking for is equal tension by pulling the paper out. If one side slips and one side is tight you tap over the colum a hair until the paper is sandwiched equally tight all around the circumference.

    Once that is done you tighten the colum and now the colum is perfectly square to the table.

    The process takes only about 5 minutes.

    It can be purchased from little machine shop and the accuracy and speed of set up is worth the cost.

    http://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=2603&category=

    #70660

    sawtime
    Participant

    Trammit! That’s nice 😆 😆 😆

    SAW

    #70669

    knifemaker
    Member

    There’s more than one way to skin a cat, and that looks like a good one!
    😀
    Mike

    #70673

    yellow-ninja
    Member

    I get around tramming… by never touching the angle of the mill head and just using angle plate’s.

    $150… pffft

    #70681

    dogwood
    Member

    not cheap but damn I like it – tramming is such a pain 😈

    #70683

    walkonking
    Participant
    quote Yellow Ninja:

    I get around tramming… by never touching the angle of the mill head and just using angle plate’s.

    $150… pffft

    That is good enough for you 😉

    #70686

    yellow-ninja
    Member

    When angle plates aren’t enough.. I just tram by eye..

    #70687

    love-my-talon-ss
    Participant
    quote Yellow Ninja:

    When angle plates aren’t enough.. I just tram by eye..

    I hope you are not Cross eyed.

    #70715

    airgunner
    Participant

    Cross eyed is ok, as long as he aint ‘cock-eyed’ 😆

    #70718

    blodnob
    Member
    quote Yellow Ninja:

    When angle plates aren’t enough.. I just tram by eye..

    I get it 🙂

    #70726

    pablouk
    Member

    Tee hee…. 😆

    #71072

    langnasen
    Member

    I do mine by eye. With two set-squares (50p each from the stationers). 😆

    #71105

    ingwe
    Member

    Hey Walkonking
    Did you mount the verniers onto the mill to use as a read out, clever idea. I’ve been looking for a cheepish DRO for my minimill but the vernier trick may be cheeper.

    #71167

    blodnob
    Member

    You can get em with horizontal or vertical displays and they’re as cheap as vernier.
    There’s loads for sale on good ol’ ebay.

    #71240

    ingwe
    Member
    quote blodnob:

    You can get em with horizontal or vertical displays and they’re as cheap as vernier.
    There’s loads for sale on good ol’ ebay.

    What are they called on E-bay?

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