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Mad Professor
04-02-2013, 11:17 AM
Good day all.

I was going to make my own tramming tool, but I just don't have the free time.

So can anyone please recommend where I can buy a tramming tool within the UK?

Thanks for your time.

Best Regards.

deisel
04-02-2013, 12:09 PM
ive only found the one uk seller on ebay,usefull bit of kit,not sure wether the price is good or not ive never used one.
High Accuracy Milling Head Square/Tramming Gauge - Edge Technology Mill Tram | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/High-Accuracy-Milling-Head-Square-Tramming-Gauge-Edge-Technology-Mill-Tram-/230851311990?pt=UK_Measuring_Tools_Levels&hash=item35bfcf7976)
and
http://www.agl-distribution.co.uk/edge-technology-pro-tram-system-with-1-2-inch-shank.html?___store=agldist&___store=agldist

John S
04-02-2013, 02:23 PM
Just use a dial gauge in the spindle and buy the cheapest brake rotor [ brake disc ] you can to sweep round

Jonathan
04-02-2013, 02:58 PM
I just used a few bits of steel bar to hold the dial indicator in the spindle, offset by an appropriate amount, then take 4 readings and compare to find the gradient in each direction. Those ones on eBay are just a gimmick.

martin54
04-02-2013, 03:14 PM
I just used a few bits of steel bar to hold the dial indicator in the spindle, offset by an appropriate amount, then take 4 readings and compare to find the gradient in each direction. Those ones on eBay are just a gimmick.

While I would agree that they are not really needed Jonathan I don't think I would go as far as to say they are a gimmick. It's a quick an easy way to set up so will work better for some people especially if time is a big issue. Oh & no I don't own one lol.

Swarfing
04-02-2013, 05:36 PM
I use a dial gauge and a sheet off glass to avoid false readings. If i had a tramming gauge i would certainly prefer it to make the job quicker

martin54
04-02-2013, 07:37 PM
I use a dial gauge and a sheet off glass to avoid false readings. If i had a tramming gauge i would certainly prefer it to make the job quicker

Sheet of glass is a good idea & cheap enough to get a bit as the company in the unit next door do replacement windows lol.
It should be easy enough to make your own tramming gauge & there isn't much to them so shouldn't take long either.

m_c
05-02-2013, 01:12 AM
If you really want to buy one - Edge Technology Pro Tram - Milling Head Setting System... (http://www.machine-dro.co.uk/edge-technology-pro-tram-system.html)

Shinobiwan
05-02-2013, 01:58 AM
If you really want to buy one - Edge Technology Pro Tram - Milling Head Setting System... (http://www.machine-dro.co.uk/edge-technology-pro-tram-system.html)

Ugh dirty imperial!

John S
05-02-2013, 02:01 AM
I'm gradually changing to metric, an inch at a time. :hysterical:

Lee Roberts
05-02-2013, 03:58 AM
I'm gradually changing to metric, an inch at a time. :hysterical:

:) ....

.Me

Jonathan
05-02-2013, 06:13 PM
I don't really see the point in debating metric vs imperial. I just use whichever suits the situation, but never ever both (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17350-nasa-criticised-for-sticking-to-imperial-units.html)!

martin54
05-02-2013, 06:20 PM
Not really a debate Jonathan & if you were 30 years older then you might be joining in lol. Sure most on here are more than capable of working with both even if they knock metric a bit, just a bit of fun really. I didn't really have a choice but to learn both. I was brought up learning feet & inches, my engineering training was mostly imperial but there was a bit of metric thrown in. When I got on the workshop floor the Navy had a combination of metric & imperial machines so you had no choice but to work with both.

Jonathan
05-02-2013, 06:23 PM
Not really a debate Jonathan & if you were 30 years older then you might be joining in [...] even if they knock metric a bit, just a bit of fun really

I'm anticipating that there there will, or would have been one. If so I'll join in for a bit of fun...

Web Goblin
08-02-2013, 08:33 AM
If you have a boring head all you need is a bar to fit the clock guage to. Works well and is adjustable for length. I cant upload a photo from my phone but will post one later.

Web Goblin
08-02-2013, 01:10 PM
Photo as promised.

8182

Easily adjustable for the length or width of your bed.