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manofgresley
27-09-2013, 12:14 PM
Hi all

I run a HOBBYMAT BFE65 vertical milling machine c.1984. I am looking to fit anti backlash nuts, but i seem to have hit a problem, Does anyone in CNC land know exactly what the Lead-screws are? i have measured them at 14 mm outside diameter, single start with a 2 mm pitch per single evolution, the problem is i am having difficulty finding out if they are ACME, METRIC or TRAPEZOIDAL, and i can only find 3 mm pitch on the internet (TR14 3)

Any help on this subject would be very helpful.

Regards

Ray

Lee Roberts
08-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Ray did you ever get an answer to this?

.Me

manofgresley
08-05-2014, 04:24 PM
Ray did you ever get an answer to this?

.Me

Hi.

No i did not.

Ray

mekanik
08-05-2014, 04:24 PM
If the pitch is metric the leadscrew is Trapazoidal(Trapazoidal is the metric version of Acme)
Not all the pitches are show on the charts i had a look @. I was looking for data for turning an M8 x 2 leadscrew and couldn't find it,fortunatelly i have a tap and will make the nut first and leadscrew to suit.
Mike

manofgresley
08-05-2014, 04:28 PM
Many Thanks Mick.

I have not fitted backlash nuts yet, but this info will be valuable for the future.

Regards

Ray

rnr107
09-05-2014, 03:28 PM
Hi Ray,
Why not replacing the leadscrew all together with a known diameter / pitch?
Trapezoidal screws are fairly cheap these days.

RNR

mekanik
09-05-2014, 05:35 PM
It's all well and good doing that but as a rule there's an indicator dial on the end of it so you need to make a new one. i am replacing a 1mm pitch screw so bought 2mm pitch tap so can go off half a division of dial. As it's for the topslide it only gets used for doing facing cuts and infeed when screw cutting. you could get a 4mm screw and do the same.
Mike