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Help! => Machines, Tools and Fixtures => Topic started by: Paulc on October 11, 2019, 09:05:03 PM

Title: Purpose??
Post by: Paulc on October 11, 2019, 09:05:03 PM
My new LMS high torque Mini mill has a t slot on the front edge of the table with a round hole at each end.

Regular tee nuts don't fit, so what is the purpose of this slot??
Title: Re: Purpose??
Post by: Bluechip on October 11, 2019, 09:24:44 PM
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A few inches in, small round things.   :ThumbsUp:

The slot is for the table limit stops.

Are they not fitted?  Usually right at the ends of that slot, out of the way.

But if there are holes to remove them, maybe they are in the packing somewhere

Dave
Title: Re: Purpose??
Post by: steamer on October 11, 2019, 10:04:03 PM
Wot Dave said!

The bracket in the center is the stop....you traverse until the stop hits the piece in the center.

Dave
Title: Re: Purpose??
Post by: Jasonb on October 12, 2019, 07:05:14 AM
None of the smaller Sieg machines come with any stops so no need to go looking for them.

Slot is also used if you have power feed to take the switch activators
Title: Re: Purpose??
Post by: Paulc on October 12, 2019, 09:12:48 PM
Found a site that has plans for the stops and center bracket.
That'll be the next project.
https://sites.google.com/site/lagadoacademy/home