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Re: Squaring the MFT/3
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2019, 04:17 PM »
I think there’s some confusion over the price differences between aluminum plate and cast aluminum tooling plate. The TSO and Woodpeckers 18” squares are machined from cast aluminum tooling plate. If MIC 6 or Alca 5 cast tooling plate is used, the raw material cost alone is over $50. That’s before it’s even been cut to size. Throw in set-up & set-up time, CNC time, initial QA inspection of the fully machined part, decorative anodization, laser marking, final QA inspection and packaging and that captures most of the immediate costs. However you still have to add in any shipping back-charges, any spoilage and don’t forget the associated R&D costs to arrive at the final product price.

These are guaranteed to be square within .001” over the 18” length. That’s 1/3 the thickness of a human hair.

Twenty years ago if someone manufactured one of these on a Bridgeport, you’d be paying $1500 for this item.

« Last Edit: May 05, 2019, 11:24 AM by Cheese »

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Re: Squaring the MFT/3
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2019, 10:17 PM »

Thanks Hans.  Did you mean the track saw will not clear the Parf Long Super Dog (120mm projection) but will clear the Parf Super Dog (60mm projection)?

What plunge depth/material thickness allows the housing to clear 40mm?

I stand corrected. The Parf Super Dog will clear the motor housing when cutting 3/4 inch material as Dave Stanton's video shows.  I have not been able to set aside time to personally vewrify how much material depth cutting will clear our Stubby Dog. Will remain on my Task List until its done.

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