Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

17781RE: [mill_drill] Re: What size Rotary Table for my RF-31?

Expand Messages
  • Joe Williams
    May 2, 2007
    • 0 Attachment
      I 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.
      -Joe


      >From: "warren_read" <jaz@...>
      >Reply-To: mill_drill@yahoogroups.com
      >To: mill_drill@yahoogroups.com
      >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
      >arise.
      >
      >I did look into making one and found this site
      >http://www.hobbymechanics.com.au/rotarytables.htm
      >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
      >it.
      >
      >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.
      >
      >Warren
      >(In Australia)
      >
      >
      >--- In mill_drill@yahoogroups.com, "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"
      >RT
      > > necessarily produce better results, simply because it is
      > > more "solid".
      > >
      > > 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!
      > >
      > > regards,
      > > John in Australia
      > >
      >
      >

      _________________________________________________________________
      Exercise your brain! Try Flexicon.
      http://games.msn.com/en/flexicon/default.htm?icid=flexicon_hmemailtaglineapril07
    • Show all 11 messages in this topic