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Offline CNCneeds

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Tool Length Offset Tool Setter
« on: January 03, 2014, 12:34:05 PM »
In preparation for a new model TLOsetter, we are having a clearance sale on our Original model.  It is very accurate and simple to use.  Ideal for smaller diameter tools such as drills and center-cutting endmills.  This tool setter bolts to the table’s T-nuts.  We will supply socket head cap screws with the first two orders.

Originally, $89 USD, now available at only $49 USD, including ground shipment in the USA while supplies last.

Check it out at our website:  www.CNCneeds.com .  If you have any questions, use the Contact Form on the website.

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Re: Tool Length Offset Tool Setter
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 12:25:45 PM »
I see your out of stock now . why such a price jump to the new one ?

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Re: Tool Length Offset Tool Setter
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 04:35:05 PM »
Here is a response to a similar question we were asked previously;


I’ll agree, the price differential is pretty wild.  The original setter was made as simply as possible, using a off-the-shelf micro switch in a simple urethane housing.  As it turned out this setter is highly accurate, +/- .0005”, but only for pointed or center-cutting tools, tools that are able to hit the center of the micro switch plunger.  Due to the crowned plunger of the switch, when contacted off-center it causes the plunger to ‘rock over’ and therefore actually trigger at a slightly different height, on the order of a thou or so.  The original setter also was designed to be bolted to the table.  Originally the price was $89 but when we decided to discontinue it we put a special price on it at $49 to sell off the handful left in stock.  For tools that you can easily line up to hit the center of the switch’s plunger you can’t beat it!
 
We designed the TLOsetter II to address the shortcomings of the original setter.  This tool maintains high accuracy regardless of where the tool contacts the shaft therefore it can be used for any tool, any size, non-center-cutting, flycutters, facemills, etc.  The II also doesn’t depend on a micro switch, it has an Infrared Optical switch for superior accuracy, once again on the order of +/- .0008 regardless of the contact point, near dead zero (.0001) when contacted on center .  And one of the biggest improvements is that it is free-standing, it doesn’t have to be bolted down to the table, which allows it to easily be moved around by hand to position it beneath the cutting edge of the tool.  Imagine a 4” flycutter, instead of jogging the machine to get it in the exact spot of contact, all the operator does is move it by hand to the needed position.  So it’s a great tool but it came at the expense of quite a bit of precision in the machining of surfaces, designing and molding a new housing, addition of a stainless steel shaft, a honed bushing, the IR switch and it’s circuitry.  Put all that together and the price jumped to $359!  This tool is compatible with various Automatic Tool Changer touch-off routines.  We also furnish macros for both setters for the use of measuring and automatically entering the data in the Mach 3 Tool Table.  Please note, our setters are designed to be used only with a Mach 3 controller.
 
Thank you for your inquiry, if you don’t mind, where did you first hear of us, and what brand of machine do you have?  Please let us know if you have any further questions.



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Re: Tool Length Offset Tool Setter
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 05:24:00 PM »
I saw a link on cnc zone. Machine is a IH cnc