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by GlennW
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Soft Jaws
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: Soft Jaws

2" bushings needed shortening as well as ID and OD changed.

Needed .002" off of the OD, so the soft jaws were pre-loaded and cut to accept the bushing flange. The bushings then ran dead concentric to the spindle axis, so shaving .002" from the OD was easy.
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Now the ID gets sized.
by GlennW
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Soft Jaws
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: Soft Jaws

I found a 40" length of aluminum bar just waiting to be useful...

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I'll de-bur them as I use them.

That should do it for soft jaws for quite a while, and the CNC mill is quite happy.
by GlennW
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface Grinding
Replies: 83
Views: 8478

Re: Surface Grinding

The entire gray area is the diamond as they are a tetrahedron shape bedded into the shank.

The area you refer to is just an inclusion.

It's seen better days, though!
by GlennW
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface Grinding
Replies: 83
Views: 8478

Re: Surface Grinding

The typical holder restrains the diamond at an angle, so simply rotating the diamond will present a sharp edge. That's assuming one rotates the diamond. The diamond on my OD grinder has a hexagonal area just below the diamond. I rotate it one flat every three wheel dressings or so just to present a...
by GlennW
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is MSC Totally Useless?
Replies: 38
Views: 781

Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

SteveHGraham wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:36 pm
We took quite a while to get to, "Steve was right in the first place"!
Well,I guess it had to happen sooner or later...
by GlennW
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface Grinding
Replies: 83
Views: 8478

Re: Surface Grinding

I'm thinking that it has more to do with the size of the diamond. These wheels like an open face, and a larger diamond with greater surface area may crush the bond more and close it up, "dulling" the wheel. The smaller diamonds in a cluster dressing tool would tend to "open" the wheel up more. Possi...
by GlennW
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface Grinding
Replies: 83
Views: 8478

Re: Surface Grinding

BENEFITS 3-5 times more life than aluminum oxide wheels, for maximum productivity. Double (2X) rough stock removal rate compared to conventional abrasives. Less burn, less dressing; most consistent performing wheel. Highest stock removal rates, maximum productivity, longest wheel life and lowest ove...
by GlennW
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface Grinding
Replies: 83
Views: 8478

Re: Surface Grinding

Conrad, I bought a 5SG60 wheel to try and it has hardly been off of the spindle since. It's my "go to" wheel for sure. I mounted it on an adapter with balancing capability and balanced it using a Stuhr. I also use flood coolant, but I am curious as to what you are dressing yours with. Norton recomme...
by GlennW
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface Grinding
Replies: 83
Views: 8478

Re: Surface Grinding

That looks like a mighty nice finish for CRS!
by GlennW
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 561

Re: Drilling Concrete

warmstrong1955 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Concrete is easy to drill.
Unless luck finds you hitting the rebar! :)
by GlennW
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is MSC Totally Useless?
Replies: 38
Views: 781

Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

10KPete wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:41 pm
and around $165 for the fractionals. How the hell do they get away with charging five times that!! I bought mine from Suncoast...

Never ceases to amaze me...

Pete
MSC is $169.56 for the fractional set.
by GlennW
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is MSC Totally Useless?
Replies: 38
Views: 781

Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Now that we have an item number, I'm showing $410.88 from MSC as well. Both Suncoast and MSC show the retail price at over $600.00. The Suncoast price is definitely a good deal at $229.22. Before you buy, you might check Hemly tool, as they sell the same set for 208.75. Or, you can buy them from dir...