Re: Chip blower
- I use the FogBuster with transmission fluid as lubricant.
It operates on low air pressure, I usually run it at 18PSI and open the coolant/lubricant valve just enough for me to get a faint spray on my finger.
It blows out all the chips while continuously coating the tool and work area with just a thin film of lube.
I used to use KoolMist but in deep pockets I would still get chip welded to the walls, using a lube instead of a coolant has solved this problem.
The FogBuster is a bit pricey but there are some diagrams available where you could make you own for very little money.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Yi Yao <yi@...> wrote:
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> Hi everyone,
> Has anyone made a blower of sorts to blow chips away? I was thinking
> some thing maybe mounted to the headstock of the mill that will help
> with chip evacuation.
> I am making a lot of deep slots and I want to have my CNC mill run
> unattended as much as possible. My parts come out better and the tool
> lasts longer if I keep chips out of these grooves.
> I was wondering if I can borrow some ideas from someone who has done
> it already before I make a lot of mistakes making my own.
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