17750Re: [mill_drill] What size Rotary Table for my RF-31?
- May 1, 2007I have the 8" on my RF 45 and it is about as big as I would want to go on this machine. I have had it a few months and haven't really used it yet. I am thinking the 6" would have been a better choice for me. The weight is a real consideration and I really think the practicle differenc in function is small.
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From: "harterjohn" <harterj@...>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 11:21 PM
Subject: [mill_drill] What size Rotary Table for my RF-31?
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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