Project of the Week: Quick Change Tool Rack

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Project of the Week: Quick Change Tool Rack

Post by Steve » Tue 03 Mar , 2020 8:32 am

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The tool rack project allows you to not only store your tools where they are clearly identified but allows you to refit tools and set the offsets automatically.

The Long series ¼” Ball Nose Cutter is stored as Tool 1 the reference tool and will have a zero offset the other offsets are set in relation to this tool and will have preset values.
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Using the Quick Change toolholders the tools can be fitted and set to the correct length then secured in position.


The toolrack is designed in QuickCAM 2D Design and the design file can be downloaded here along with a document showing how the CNC program has been created. The Quickcam file has to be downloaded and Unzipped to be used.
Quick CAM 2D Design File:

TOOLING RACK 2020.zip
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Tool cutter plan:
Quick CAM 2D Design tool rack plans.pdf
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The final G&M code program is attached below as an FNC file.

This program can be used to cut the toolpath
The Program needs a 6.35mm Slot Drill (Tool 2) and a 3.175mm Slot drill (Tool 3) to be produced and holds the Denford recommended tool set and a photo engraving cutter.
TOOLING RACK 2020.fnc
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Laser cutting the identification plaques finishes off the project:
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Re: Project of the Week: Quick Change Tool Rack

Post by Steve » Fri 06 Mar , 2020 4:56 am

The quick change tool holders can be bought individually or as a set including the collet for the router motor.

BI00810DM is the part number for the 1/4" tool holder with a 10mm shank
BI00846SRH is the part number for a set of holders and a collet to suit the standard Kress router motor
BI00846PRH is the part number for a set of holders and collet to suit the PRO router motor

BI00846 is the part number for the recommended router tooling package.

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