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Spring loaded tool

PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:08 pm
by Ms Wolffie
I am saving up for this tool, it can do uneven surfaces up to 10mm (0.393"), great for natural and sloping surfaces :)
http://www.sorotec.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p2406_gravureinheit---tiefenregler-gt43.html
Looks easy for a machinist to make but I am not one :(
The manual shows all the important stuff for making one.
Cheers
Wolffie

Re: Spring loaded tool

PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:19 pm
by stankern
is this for cnc ,does it fit the router or spindle

Re: Spring loaded tool

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:05 am
by Ms Wolffie
Most European Routers Have a 30mm neck that fits into brackets etc. but adapters are available, just not for large diameter routers/spindles.
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The shiny neck is 30mm diameter and fits in the tool.
Cheers
Wolffie

Re: Spring loaded tool

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:35 am
by ChrisInEstes
I came across this on another (non-CNC router software!) forum. Not cheap, but interesting.

http://www.2linc.com/spring_loaded_DM

Chris

Re: Spring loaded tool

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:05 am
by Ms Wolffie
But only 0.4" of travel.
Cheers
Wolffie

Re: Spring loaded tool

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:06 pm
by glenninvb
Isn't .4 a tad more than .393 ? :mrgreen:
I buy a few engraving cutters from that company and have mentioned them many times, they are great to deal with, but I guess shipping would be an issue for you.

Wolffie, can you lock the one you mentioned so it won't spring? as a fixed mount would be the most used ?
It looks very well made for the small rotary tools. And looks like it wouldn't waste Z-travel like the collet mounted one.

Re: Spring loaded tool

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:24 pm
by Ms Wolffie
Glenn
I will test my rusty German once more.
I have bought my diamond tip from them and it works the same way as the one you mentioned.
Main problem is the German.
When I grew up I spoke it fluently but after so many years having English as my second language, I seem to have forgotten a lot :(
Cheers
Wolffie

Re: Spring loaded tool

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:15 pm
by Ms Wolffie
Trying to translate the manual :lol:
https://www.dropbox.com/home
Cheers
Wolffie

Re: Spring loaded tool

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:57 pm
by Ms Wolffie
Hi again Glenn
Here is a UK seller who probably is better at explaining in English than I am :lol:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/310806544919?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
Cheers
Wolffie

Re: Spring loaded tool

PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:58 pm
by glenninvb
Hi Ms Wolffie,

That link kind of confirmed what I was thinking. It seems to me, the 30mm mount pictured turns your machine into a dedicated nose cone type engraving machine.
If your familiar with nose cone engraving, the adjustable nose cone rides against the work (under pressure) and the bit cuts at a depth controlled by the amount of preset adjustment. It seems a pain to change back and forth? (engraving to routing)

Hope that makes sense, English my only language and with a combination of bad grammar and punctuation, surprised anyone can understand :D

P.S. I'm not personally interested in the mount myself as it won't fit my equipment but the spring loaded engraving tool has possibilities although probably wouldn't use enough to justify the cost?

Good luck, what ever you decide.....
Glenn

Re: Spring loaded tool

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:59 pm
by Ms Wolffie
Thank you Glenn.
I think I understand it this way:
When you use a spring loaded diamond bit the bit is static and used for low tolerance engraving.
This tool sits on the router and can be used for normal cutting up to a depth of 10 mm and a rotating bit whilst allowing an uneven surface.

I sent a question to the UK link and they told me"we use these in our manufacturing facility.
Why remove the spring? The cut depth is controlled by the plastic cone on the front of the head, the spring maintains constant pressure when engraving over a distorted work piece!"
I guess that answers my question :)

Re: Spring loaded tool

PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:45 am
by Ms Wolffie
glenninvb wrote:Isn't .4 a tad more than .393 ? :mrgreen:
Wolffie, can you lock the one you mentioned so it won't spring? as a fixed mount would be the most used ?
It looks very well made for the small rotary tools. And looks like it wouldn't waste Z-travel like the collet mounted one.

Wolffie, can you lock the one you mentioned so it won't spring? as a fixed mount would be the most used ?
It looks very well made for the small rotary tools. And looks like it wouldn't waste Z-travel like the collet mounted one.[/quote]
Yes it can. You do not have to remove the tool holder to do normal carving, you just tighten a screw.
Measurements and Instructions.jpg

Now that I have worked it out I cannot wait to start using it

Re: Spring loaded tool

PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:07 pm
by glenninvb
Ms Wolffie,

Really looks good, glad it locks and as long as the collet nut sticks down to the bottom part of the mount, it doesn't look like you'll lose any cut depth.
Good stuff!
Hope you enjoy :)