Been Googling a bit on this and not finding what I want, thought I'd ask
just in case anyone might happen to know.
I have a DiAcro 24" finger brake and shear, and want to make some quick
adjustable back gauges. I made a back gauge for the 12" shear of a
former employer years ago, using a 1/4-20 screw and a digital caliper
for measuring. Worked great, but slow on the adjustment.
If I can find a rack with a pitch equal to some standard dimension,
preferably .100 or .200, or some even mm pitch, that would work great.
Got the idea after making a vastly improved travel stop for my Roll-In
saw. Bolted a section of rack to the right side frame, and a stop with a
short section of rack and a clamp screw. There's also a fine adjustment
screw that bears on the vertical saw frame. I use this saw a lot for
removing bulk material instead of milling it, so something easier than
the wobbly stock stop was needed. Now I'm looking to apply the principle
- posted 11 years ago