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Niagara feeds and speeds slide
« on: September 17, 2018, 05:29:04 AM »
http://www.niagaracutter.com/speed-feed-slide

This is free. Fill out and they send you the slide. It's amazing. I use it several times when I'm milling. Very very handy.
Shawn

First 9x42 column mill,
Enterprise 10x28 lathe,
Ko Lee 6x12 surface grinder,
Airco dip/stick 160 welder,
Fully stocked wood shop.

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Re: Niagara feeds and speeds slide
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 06:50:36 AM »
I have one and keep forgetting about it. I need to hang it up by my lathe & use it.  :P
Thanks for reminding me!

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Re: Niagara feeds and speeds slide
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 07:26:20 AM »
Now that I have the power feed on the mill it's opened up all of the other info on that slide. Wish they made one for the lathe. Unless someone else has one I don't know about.
Shawn

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Enterprise 10x28 lathe,
Ko Lee 6x12 surface grinder,
Airco dip/stick 160 welder,
Fully stocked wood shop.

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Re: Niagara feeds and speeds slide
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 08:37:08 AM »
Now that I have the power feed on the mill it's opened up all of the other info on that slide. Wish they made one for the lathe. Unless someone else has one I don't know about.

Actually, you can.  Let the diameter of the cutter be the work piece diameter and go from there.
Ken

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Re: Niagara feeds and speeds slide
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 08:50:23 AM »
Ahh. Excellent.
Shawn

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Re: Niagara feeds and speeds slide
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 10:51:08 AM »
You mean you don’t set the spindle speed at max and either increase or decrease the table feed, depending on the sound?? Damn!! You learn something everyday.!!
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Re: Niagara feeds and speeds slide
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 12:44:41 PM »
Hahaha. Not usually. My mill at 2000 rpm makes quite the racket. Since most of my shop time is after everyone's gone to bed, the buzz of the cutter at 2000 rpm shakes the house resulting in angry text messages to shut the hell up!
Shawn

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Re: Niagara feeds and speeds slide
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2018, 01:55:24 PM »
Hahaha. Not usually. My mill at 2000 rpm makes quite the racket. Since most of my shop time is after everyone's gone to bed, the buzz of the cutter at 2000 rpm shakes the house resulting in angry text messages to shut the hell up!

LOL!!!! That's funny.  I remember those days when my kids were very young.
Ken

chips and more

Re: Niagara feeds and speeds slide
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2018, 04:09:24 PM »
I usually go by the color of the chips which is silver color then blue/black color and then red sparks. I slow it down just before the red sparks. If I don't slow it down after the blue/black color, things start to weld together and make noises louder that my radio.
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Re: Niagara feeds and speeds slide
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2018, 04:29:34 PM »
Lol. That seems like a mildly wreckless way to determine speed. Haha.
Shawn

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Re: Niagara feeds and speeds slide
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2018, 04:49:06 PM »
If you are not pulling off blue chips using carbide, something's wrong. ???  I get yelled at for slinging chips all over the shop and they get tracked into the house.
Ken

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Re: Niagara feeds and speeds slide
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2018, 05:04:49 PM »
Oh don't even get me started on the sharp "little curly things"....
Shawn

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Re: Niagara feeds and speeds slide
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2018, 08:23:05 AM »
I totally hate the so tiny swarf you can hardly see it. But when you get stuck with it. It feels like you got jabbed with a 16P nail.

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Re: Niagara feeds and speeds slide
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2018, 08:32:24 AM »
If you are not pulling off blue chips using carbide, something's wrong. ???  I get yelled at for slinging chips all over the shop and they get tracked into the house.
I grabbed the handwheel one time when it had a hot figure “6” chip sitting on it. It burned a "6" into the palm of my hand. Took about 30 years for the scar to away. I turn with mostly HSS nowadays, I'm in no hurry anymore.