X1 quick tool change mod

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  1. Dec 27, 2016 #1

    oxotnik

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    A quick mod to the X1 mill to allow for quick tool change. The use of thrust bearing ensure smooth operation. Even for crigorously tightened tooling, release only calls for a smooth twist.

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  2. Dec 27, 2016 #2

    stevehuckss396

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    Used the mill to modify the mill. Gotta love it!
     
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    Interesting, thanks!
    I need to think how to adapt a similar system to the X2. I'm tired of using a hammer on the loosened draw bar to break the MT3's grip.
     
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    oldboy

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    Simon,
    There is an article in a previous Model Engineers Workshop magazine by Neil Wyatt on making a self releasing drawbar for the X2 mill. If you are interested I will find the issue and let you know, or post you a copy. I only have an IPad so unable to scan and send.

    Barry. (Oldboy)
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up Baz!
    I should be able to find that relatively easily, If not I'll be in touch ;)
     
  6. Jan 1, 2017 #6

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    Simon,

    If you have not found it try December, 2014 issue of Model Engineers Workshop, page 32/33.

    Happy New Year.

    Barry.
     

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