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Offline Buell

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Face mill Cutter Indexable advice
« on: October 18, 2018, 04:55:38 PM »
I have a Sieg sx2  Mill and was Thinking about an Index head face cutter Now its an R8 fitting and have found a 50mm version I think its Like a Shell mill possibly, but don't quote me ! Now heres the thing..I just would like to skim pass Steel and ali etc. to clean up and make faces square and presentable....so its 50mm diameter is that tooo big for this mill and abilities or is it just super slow and min depth cut ?
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Re: Face mill Cutter Indexable advice
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 05:10:53 PM »
Those index inserts can go pretty quick and not sustain damage , for finishing they are hard to beat if the tramming  is good .
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Re: Face mill Cutter Indexable advice
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 08:24:12 AM »
Im more concerned with the size if it can handle a 50m cutter in any shape or form ? anyone got one fitted to a small mill ?
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Re: Face mill Cutter Indexable advice
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 02:09:10 PM »
Hi Buell
My X2 Mill has a 1.25 hp motor and belt drive fitted and drives a 50 mm facing cutter with HSS inserts quite well with light cuts.
One improvement that helps no end with a Facing Cutter is to fit an AMP Meter to the power leads. Adjust the depth cut to read less than the motor power.
Photos of Facing Cutter and setup jig fitted with the lock bolt removed.

Eric

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Re: Face mill Cutter Indexable advice
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2018, 12:50:56 AM »
Can you show a few pictures of how the AMP Meter is set up?

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Re: Face mill Cutter Indexable advice
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2018, 02:03:07 AM »
Hi
The Motor is  1.25 hp 180 volt DC with the AMP meter a ((+ 10  0 - 10)) unit fitted to ONE Motor  Positive Lead so reads Amperage in Reverse or Forwards.  works out @ 900 Watts /  180 Volts = 5 Amps.
The speed controller is a Minarik  AC 230 volts To 180 volts DC converter with Quadrant 4 Braking and Reverse on A Much Modified X2 Mill Drill.
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Re: Face mill Cutter Indexable advice
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2018, 06:43:27 AM »
Thats great with a 1.25hp motor ...but Im guessing standard 500 watt dc motor will struggle unless I take the dust off the part with the cutter !
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Re: Face mill Cutter Indexable advice
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2018, 08:49:00 AM »
It won't put any more stress on the motor than a fly cutter .
Jeff