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Old 06-23-2018, 10:46 PM
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Default Setting up drill press for dedicated Tapping head TapMatic 50

I finally got around to setting up the tapping head in the new dedicated drill press..... It's been one of those things put on back burner with so much other stuff needing to get done..

I've seen so many different ways of setting up the TapMatic's and most I didn't care for as the rod to rest against just seemed to be in the way or take up the area for work piece and ability to adjust the work piece....

So I seen one set up that made some since to me and sort of modified the idea although in hind sight coming off the quill would of made more since and would of taken much less time and material...

but it worked out and I may change it up later when I need some of the stock I used doing it this way

I used the dividing head to drill and tap the extended bar for the tapmatic
which gave me a bit more control over having to set up the vice with appropriate holding jaws and allowed me to move the 3/8" bar easier

Then split and welded up piece of 2-7/8" pipe to make the clamping collar ground it on the belt sander to get a better fit around the drill press column....

Then cut a piece of 1/2" plate drilled a 5/8" hole in it and weld it to a square bar as an eyelet bushing to be clamped in place between the collar on the left side so that the bar on the tapping head will ride between the column and Sq. bar with enough space easily with out any binding or reversing slap..
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:02 PM
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That's smart.

Same same with a coaxial indicator...…..damn rod is always hanging out there in the way
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:06 AM
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That's smart.

Same same with a coaxial indicator...…..damn rod is always hanging out there in the way
Thanks Sam...…..

ya know funny thing you mention that I almost ordered a coaxial indicator last week because it was a bargain deal but then dropped it off the check out cart

figured I didn't need it because the R8 collet set, dividing head and a reamer set was more of the real need for the moment... Or should say real want
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:25 AM
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If you pick up a cheap coax indicator, they're handy for quick setups. Not necessarily uber accurate setups. I'm sure an older American made unit would be more accurate.

I've found that either an edge finder, or wiggler, seems to be the most accurate. But you're stuck doing the math, and relying on your leadscrew micrometer for the results (I don't have DRO)
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:29 AM
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I bought a SPI coax (~$175) a while back, while not top of the line, it works great.
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:55 AM
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When I bought the large Jet drill press, the built in tapping head was an added feature, but not a reason why I bought the DP, but it has been a great bonus, the ability to power tap has been a god send.

I also have a Buck Versatapper head and the tapping adapter that is sold by Grizzly, both which work perfectly. The benefit of the Jet DP is the ability to run large taps, I’ve run it with 7/8”-9 tap.
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:57 PM
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When I bought the large Jet drill press, the built in tapping head was an added feature,but not a reason why I bought the DP, but it has been a great bonus, the ability to power tap has been a god send.

I also have a Buck Versatapper head and the tapping adapter that is sold by Grizzly, both which work perfectly. The benefit of the Jet DP is the ability to run large taps, I’ve run it with 7/8”-9 tap.
I have another tapping head German made for the mill if I end up needing to tap much larger holes but for now this one will only do the small to med. stuff... I am how ever realizing ill need it on a better drill press as this one seems to be somewhat nutt'less but it did tap this through hole in 1/4" plate just fine
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:34 AM
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Default A Re-Do of the tapping heads and drill press upgrade

Well Ended up getting another drill press with a bit more torque to it
so re-doing the tapping head and setting up the large tapping head on the big DP so Making new collars to fit on the quill which will use less material
and leave table totally clear of restriction for the work piece.
pics tomorrow when finished with both
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Well Ended up getting another drill press with a bit more torque to it
so re-doing the tapping head and setting up the large tapping head on the big DP so Making new collars to fit on the quill which will use less material
and leave table totally clear of restriction for the work piece.
pics tomorrow when finished with both
Well I got in late tonight so I'll finish this project tomorrow morning
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:32 AM
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Default The RE-DO

Here is the Re-Do of the tapping head I'm sure its nothing new to most

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