Can anyone recommend a good tubing notcher attachment for my small 3 in 1 Smithy lathe/milling machine?
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Thread: Notcher for milling machine?
04-21-2013, 07:24 PM #1turbo38t Guest
Notcher for milling machine?
04-21-2013, 08:49 PM #2Senior Member
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Shouldn't need one for a mill. Just put in the right size end mill, or hole saw. Clamp the tube, tilt the head to the right angle and notch away. I have done hundreds of tube copes using this method. Used with a level, and a scrap piece of tube you can turn the piece over and accurately cope both ends.
04-22-2013, 11:42 AM #3
04-22-2013, 04:50 PM #4Originally Posted by tackit:306354
04-22-2013, 06:00 PM #5
I read somewhere that roughing in mills work good in a lath setup I don't know why they wouldn't work for a notcher. I use a cutting lubricant made by Walter on just about all my long cuts and drilling, it's orange colored paste, they came out with a new kind but I haven't tried it yet, other companies make their version of it too. I even put it on my metal cutting circular saw blade, my WS told me about it, I won't work without the stuff now. The WS told me you can drill with a dull drill with it but I haven't tried it. Do you sharpen your own drill bits? I have an older Drill Doctor I use. it works really well, pretty fast too..
Walter brand cutting paste
04-22-2013, 06:16 PM #6Originally Posted by tackit:306376
04-22-2013, 07:18 PM #7
That's a nice Iron worker. If I was looking to buy one I would check into them.
I never could do the drill sharpening thing on a grinder, I get frustrated every time I try.
04-22-2013, 10:48 PM #8Originally Posted by tackit:306382
04-23-2013, 09:19 AM #9
04-23-2013, 08:16 PM #10
Occasionally i repair them but usually just build the z pipes and i build bridges for them to go across ditches up to 60' across