17781RE: [mill_drill] Re: What size Rotary Table for my RF-31?
- May 2, 2007I hope those prices are in Austrailian dollars because they look rather big
to me. The 6" HF RT sells for about $169 US. The 8" is $199 U.S.
>From: "warren_read" <jaz@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [mill_drill] Re: What size Rotary Table for my RF-31?
>Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 10:57:34 -0000
>For me I decided on the 150mm RT. When I looked at the 200mm unit in
>the shop it was quite a bit bigger and it actually seemed a little
>too big for the mill (RF-30). But I guess it depends on what you
>need to do with it. Most of my cutting will be a lot less than a
>150mm dia so the 150mm unit is fine. The other thing is I am
>assuming that I will be able to make adapter plate should the need
>I did look into making one and found this site
>they sell the gears & plans but after adding up the cost it works out
>just as cost effective to buy one.
>H&F sell the 150mm RT for $359 and the 200mm for $559. They are the
>Vertex brand that seems to have good reports.
>Looking at Ozemstore on eBay they sell a 150mm rt for $330. But they
>do not respond to emails so its impossible to get any information on
>McJing (www.mcjing.com.au) sell a 160mm RT for $375 and a 200mm RT
>for $519. I looked at both of them and from memory I think the store
>price was $300 for the 160mm RT, but I might have that wrong. The RT
>seemed fine but Vertix unit looked to be a better built product and
>in my opinion worth the extra cost.
>I probably didn't answer your question but this information my be of
>some use to you.
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "harterjohn" <harterj@...> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 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"
> > necessarily produce better results, simply because it is
> > more "solid".
> > There is a big difference in the mass (and price!) of the 2 RTs,
> > 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
> > regards,
> > John in Australia
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