Re: [GrizHFMinimill] Re: Just in case you were curious...
- I use only the high-speed position for the same reason.
And with respect to climb-milling, I do it often, especially for fine,
finishing cuts. Also, if I'm cutting against one edge, I figure why
waste the motion back to the beginning point. Move the cutter in about
2 thou. and move back to start, then start the agressive cutting again.
To assist in chatter reduction, I clamp down any axis I'm not currently
moving - always the Z, Y if I'm only moving the X, and visa versa.
All Hail Rube Goldberg!
Ron Moeller wrote:
> You might try using the high speed position to see if the chatter goes away.
> It works fine. My thought was to keep using the high speed gear until I
> broke it also, then I would have to bite the bullet and do the tear down to
> fix it. So far, after almost a year, I haven't broken the high speed gear. I
> believe the lower available torque has saved me several times when I jammed
> the mill using the high speed position. The mill just stopped and hummed but
> didn't break the gear. I have had no problems using the high speed position
> for all milling.