17734RE: [mill_drill] What size Rotary Table for my RF-31?
- May 1, 2007John,
Great question! I'm in precisely the same position and was wondering the
same thing. I'm thinking of cutting some gears eventually.
>From: "harterjohn" <harterj@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [mill_drill] What size Rotary Table for my RF-31?
>Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 06:21:48 -0000
>I'm trying to decide whether to purchase a 6" or an 8" rotary table
>for my RF-31. I don't have a specific project in mind yet - but I
>want to have the RT available for when I do!
>Gut feel tells me that "bigger is better", but I'd appreciate the
>views of the group on a couple of points:
>1) Will a typical 8" RT actually mount on the table of an RF-31, in
>both the horizontal and vertical modes, conveniently? (ie could I
>expect the table T-slots and RT mounting points to be "compatible")
>2) Given that "rigidity is everything", could I expect a similar
>precision/finish for a given part manufactured on a 6" or 8" RT
>(given that the part isn't oversized for the 6"). ie would the 8" RT
>necessarily produce better results, simply because it is
>There is a big difference in the mass (and price!) of the 2 RTs, and
>I think the 6" would be big enough for the kind of work that I do,
>but I don't want to buy something that I have to "nurse along" in
>order to get good results! Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
>John in Australia
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