Author Topic: Bolt trimming  (Read 1991 times)

Arbalest

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Bolt trimming
« on: March 30, 2013, 06:06:58 PM »
There have been a couple of posts about this. This is my way of doing it. The bolt is simply screwed in the back of the "bucket" then placed in a collet in the Lathe. Large bits are cut off with a hacksaw, small amounts are simply turned away. The Lathe is put in reverse and the side of an insert or tangential tool forms the chamfer - perfect every time. I use a lock nut or washers for length adjustment. Sizes shown are M3, M4, M5 and M6.


Offline Don1966

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Re: Bolt trimming
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 08:33:00 PM »
I like that thanks.  :ThumbsUp:

Don

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Re: Bolt trimming
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 08:56:49 PM »
Handy tip! I recently did something very similar to turn a taper on the end of an M8 bolt for an expanding mandrel.

Simon