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Offline TAB

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Slotting machine
« on: June 08, 2016, 03:11:59 PM »
Hi guys, I've recently acquired an ORMEROD vertical slotting machine, mainly for keyway work. Its a nice machine capable of an 8 inch stroke, all appears to be working, however I'm not familiar at all with slotting or shaping, does anyone know of any knowledge or literature on the subject? Also I'm looking for some replaceable tip tooling, so i don't have to grind up multiple tool steels for various keyway widths - if there is such a thing?

Any light thrown on the subject would be greatly appreciated  :thumbup: 

Pics to come

Thanks TAB

Offline hermetic

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Re: Slotting machine
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 05:50:28 PM »
Hi TAB, I have a couple of PDF books on shapers which I tried to send to you when you first posted, but I am having trouble with filesize problems and combining all the chapters into one doc, I will have another go this weekend, and if I cannot sort it I will use dropbox, Im telling you now so you can clue yerself up on dropbox in case you dont use it!
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Offline chipenter

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Re: Slotting machine
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 01:33:51 AM »
I use Winrar to email large files it will chop and send files in smaller files automaticly , that are decompressed at the outher end
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Re: Slotting machine
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 09:04:40 AM »
When I brought my Theil it came with a slotting head.

The head is a bit heavy so trying it out has had to wait. Now that I have  a electric winch mounted on rails above the machine I can now use it  :thumbup:

So the question is, other than for keyways... what can you use a slotting head for?  :scratch:

Jo
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Offline Manxmodder

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Re: Slotting machine
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 10:04:58 AM »
other than for keyways... what can you use a slotting head for?  :scratch:

Cutting internal profiles such as hexagons, squares or splines. The possibilities are quite broad......OZ.

For clarity: http://www.revtool.eu/en/tools-for-motorised-slotters.html
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Re: Slotting machine
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2016, 01:21:26 PM »
Thanks  :thumbup:

I notice they don't show any prices

Jo
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Re: Slotting machine
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2016, 01:34:50 PM »
I notice they don't show any prices  :lol:

Jo, with specialist tooling like that the attitude is often if you need to ask the price you can't afford it and they wouldn't want people randomly collapsing with shock  :bugeye:

I only posted the link to give an example,you could always grind up your own from a quality HSS.....OZ.
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Re: Slotting machine
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2016, 02:40:01 PM »
Strangely enough I've just made a tool holder for it to reuse some of my 3/16" tool steel :dremel:

Jo
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Re: Slotting machine
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2016, 04:15:37 AM »
Hi TAB and others.
I have a large collection of shaper and slotter files on DropBox. It was collated by members of the AUstralian Metal Working forum http://metalworkforums.com/
The link is: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c83n7vvmaop7g4a/AAAjcrRjmPvdSYYIUC9La-53a?dl=0
Cheers,
Joe
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Offline Manxmodder

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Re: Slotting machine
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2016, 08:59:01 AM »
Joe,thank you very much for the files,you are an absolute diamond.
I completely rebuilt and re-painted a very shabby Alba 1A shaper for my shop some months back.

I have struggled to get hold of good quality literature on tooling, workholding and other associated disciplines for ages.....Thanks again,much appreciated......OZ.
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Re: Slotting machine
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2016, 04:44:56 PM »
Thanks Joe, these files are a great resource!
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