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awander

Stainless
Joined
Jun 11, 2012
Location
Eastern PA
I just read thru the "Radius Gages" article, and I found out that:

"The most common use for a radius gage set in machining is for checking imperfections like bumpy surfaces or offcuts of metal debris. "​

Either I'm on drugs, or that makes no sense at all.
 

M.B. Naegle

Titanium
Joined
Feb 7, 2011
Location
Conroe, TX USA
I suppose that's one use of them. In other words, checking a radius you cut if it's the actual radius you want. Using it to check for a bumpy surface doesn't make sense to me either.

I tend to use them the most in copying or reverse-engineering parts to see what nominal radius most closely matches an existing one.
 

DDoug

Diamond
Joined
Oct 18, 2005
Location
NW Pa
Probably farmed out to the spambots.....
This just in:
 

Conrad Hoffman

Titanium
Joined
May 10, 2009
Location
Canandaigua, NY, USA
Not sure they're used much at all anymore. I've got a couple different sets and can't remember ever using them. More like a security blanket- they're in the tool box if I ever need 'em. Or, if I'm ever teaching anybody, I can pull them out and say, "look, these are internal and external radius gauges."
 

Winterfalke

Stainless
Joined
Mar 26, 2011
Location
Huron
The only time I can remember using a radius gauge was hand grinding some lathe tools for turning plastic, inspection was always done on either the shadowgraph, the CMM, or using gauge pins.
 

eKretz

Diamond; Mod Squad
Joined
Mar 27, 2005
Location
Northwest Indiana, USA
I only use mine for checking parts that come in with no print also. No need for going to the trouble of taking the time using a comparator for most work, and a radius gage is quick and easy.
 

Thunderjet

Hot Rolled
Joined
Jun 24, 2019
I only use mine for checking parts that come in with no print also. No need for going to the trouble of taking the time using a comparator for most work, and a radius gage is quick and easy.
I have three sets, I and the Q.C. dept. use them daily.

They use them for comparing either with the comparator or the vision system to send pics to a customer.

I use them when dressing grinding wheels to a specific corner radius. (doing the old tongue depressor trick.)

I couldn't get thru a day without them.
 

RC Mech

Stainless
Joined
Jul 21, 2014
Location
Ontario, Canada
We use them in checking mold or die surfaces when it’s expected the intended rad wasn’t an oddball. Secondary to having a print available obviously.
 








 
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