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« Reply #280 on: November 19, 2008, 10:05:15 PM »
I'm all for the stationary tool display as well.
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« Reply #281 on: November 19, 2008, 11:52:42 PM »
Hi Rich:

 Ill stop the tool rotation, I just needed to see the side of it while debuigging..

 The radius setting is just a reminder of the tool radius, but Ill make it perist to your last cut.
The inscibed circle is set to a minimum of .1 , I cant see any tool having an inscribed radius that small myself, that means the entire tool is only .2" wide at a maximum if the inscribed circle is .1

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Re: LazyTurn
« Reply #282 on: November 20, 2008, 03:50:27 AM »
Hi Art,

Just to throw a spanner in the works  ;)

I use tools with an IC of .0196", they are for forming small radii grooves.

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« Reply #283 on: November 20, 2008, 11:14:56 AM »
Graham:

  Are we talking the same definition of inscribed circle?
TO me, the setting is the largest circle that can be placed on the entire tool..
For example in a triangle insert, the inscribed circle is the size of a circle placed in the center of the triangle. So in your case, the entire
tool insert would be less than .04" wide? How owuld you bold it to a holder?

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« Reply #284 on: November 20, 2008, 01:06:09 PM »
These are the tools I use, I make small spindles for solenoid valves with them.

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« Reply #285 on: November 20, 2008, 02:18:16 PM »
Hi Graham,
 I wonder if that type of tool should be defined as a GROOVING tool ?
I asked earlier about defining the IC, TIP RAD. and Holder for the Groover but .....no response.
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« Reply #286 on: November 20, 2008, 02:48:30 PM »
I use them as profile tools, they do grooving versions too.

The difference is in how they are used, grooving tools don't normally do area clearance, they have a set of paths with variable sizes.

I know Art has only implemented button tools so far, I would class my use of the tool as button tool profiling.

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« Reply #287 on: November 20, 2008, 03:45:50 PM »
Thanks Graham  :)
This is an air cooled engine cyl.
In this case, I guess the roughing could be plunge cuts with a grooving tool but the finish pass would be with the groover or the button tool, both of which would have the same characteristics/basic dimensions ? Long projection and narrow ? (except for the square corners and flat end on the groover)
BTW...Who is the mfg. of the tools you mentioned ?

RC

Also, in the earlier release, I could set the IC (width) of the groover down small enough to cut this profile with NO finish clearance.
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« Reply #289 on: November 20, 2008, 10:52:57 PM »
Thanks Graham,
  I see MSC here in ther USSA handles some of the inserts.....but do not list the holders.
I really like the looks of these and will look for a USSA suplier.
Thanks,
RC