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    How to use 2 drill presses for drilling and tapping?

    Great idea that I’ll remember. If the part bolted into the jig I would totally do that. that would make sense. But it just slides into a notch with a few thousandths extra width. I made it that way for east mass production.I was able to center the tapper on the pilot hole better today and...
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    How to use 2 drill presses for drilling and tapping?

    In this case I’m cutting 1/4” aluminum with wood tools. I’m a long time wood worker but new to working with aluminum. I was able to figure out how to center both jigs. It’s working smooth now. 1/32” is apparently a long way off tapping aluminum. I finally got close enough to get a good set...
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    How to use 2 drill presses for drilling and tapping?

    Lol, it’s within the tolerances of a two 1/2” holes drilled through the jig and table. Apparently 1/32” is a big difference tapping 1/4” aluminum. I was able to fine tune and it’s working smoothly now. My tables were with .01 degree or better to square. I was just off left and down by about a...
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    How to use 2 drill presses for drilling and tapping?

    I basically did this and was able to fine tune. Seems to tap east now.
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    How to use 2 drill presses for drilling and tapping?

    I like those for one-off stuff. In this case, I need to do thousands. So I have Carbide drill bits, cobalt taps specifically for the task.
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    How to use 2 drill presses for drilling and tapping?

    Wow, that look like a great measurement device.
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    How to use 2 drill presses for drilling and tapping?

    When I did the drilling and tapping on same machine, the Tapmatic was easy to use. Went all the way through before I reversed it. I know the Tapmatic floats a little. I don’t understand why it’s binding up and I can’t get it to pass through. I’m not even sure why it’s binding. I put the...
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    How to use 2 drill presses for drilling and tapping?

    Having issue getting 2 drill press holes to match. I created jig #1 to repeatedly drill and tap the same small part many times. I use it on drill press #1. I can drill, replace the drill with tapper head and tap. It works great, but i don’t want to swap the drill and Tapmatic back and forth...
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