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HOW-TO Shim A Toolbit
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The stock turret-style toolpost is real basic. it
works, but you'll most likely have to shim the bit. In this case, a
quick-change tool post (QCTP) would be highly advised. It saves time and
is easy to adjust.
|this is a 1/2" bit
|this is the resulting face cut. note the nobby thing
in the center. the bit is too low.
with a QCTP, you can adjust the screw to the
in the meantime you can just shim it.
|this is a 16 gauge piece of mild steel.
the size is for demonstration purposes.
please DO NOT have an extended
shim like what is shown. this is dangerous as it may get caught in the
workpiece or worse, in the chuck!
|here's the resulting cut of the same piece after
|we're still a few thousandths off. you can use shim
stock like what you see here to finitely adjust it.
it's better just to find the correct height for your
setup and make an accurate shim out of mild steel.
|here's the packaging. you can get this stuff in
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