Re: [taigtools] Re: T-Slot
- On Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:32:27 -0000, you wrote:
>You would need to run flood coolant to stop the tool clogging. It's not
>I'm going to be cutting aluminum. The slot is .300" deep, and .400 wide at the top. The bottom of the T is supposed to be .641 wide and .152 deep, although I have some flexibility on both dimensions. That means that I need the T-slot cutter to have a cutting radius of .120+ more than the radius of the neck of the T-Cutter and a depth of cut of .152. One of the T-slot cutters at the Harvey site seem to be workable (#43862), although it would take three passes along the slot to make the undercut deep enough. However, I'm new at both machining and the Taig,so I may have miscalculated. I also may be biting off more than the Taig can chew.
going to be an easy job and as you say may be beyond a Taig.
Can you not make the T slot in parts? Cut a channel .641 wide by .152
deep then fix two .3 thick pieces on top with a .4 wide gap between
them? Much easier and no special cutters required.