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  1. 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.
    "If first you don't succeed, redefine success"

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    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
    and
    http://www.agl-distribution.co.uk/ed..._store=agldist
    Last edited by deisel; 04-02-2013 at 12:15 PM.

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    Just use a dial gauge in the spindle and buy the cheapest brake rotor [ brake disc ] you can to sweep round
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    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.

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2e0poz View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_c View Post
    Ugh dirty imperial!

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    I'm gradually changing to metric, an inch at a time.
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