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CNC LAthe Foot Pedal ?
« on: March 30, 2015, 10:40:35 AM »
OK, haven't seen a real dumb question posted lately, so it's time.  ;D

What is the corded remote foot pedal for that I see attached to many CNC lathes ?

Operate the chuck ? ? ? while it takes 2 hands for a heavy part ? ? ?  or ? ? ? .......

 ???

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Russ
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Re: CNC LAthe Foot Pedal ?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 10:45:44 AM »
That is exactly what some of them are used for RC. Foot pedals are nice for lots of things. Unlocking a fixture that rotates is another good use.
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Re: CNC LAthe Foot Pedal ?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 12:57:40 PM »
Nah - there's only one real use for a pedal  :-*

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0jf_L5-2qI0?hl=en_US&amp;amp;version=3" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/0jf_L5-2qI0?hl=en_US&amp;amp;version=3</a>

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Re: CNC LAthe Foot Pedal ?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2015, 01:18:54 PM »
Ian certainly pegged one of the best uses for a pedal. This is my favorite use.

https://youtu.be/oKiRpA_u0uM
« Last Edit: March 30, 2015, 01:22:29 PM by Chaoticone »
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Re: CNC LAthe Foot Pedal ?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2015, 01:46:30 PM »
 :D
I'm thinking of sliding mine under my desk and using it to actuate a robotic fridge door opening beverage delivery mechanism.

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Russ
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