are designed to be a time saving element in your mill. The
concept is that the template and knife are ground at the
same position on the head time after time and from profile
to profile. This means that once a top cutter is set up,
you should be able to switch profiles and the following
profile should be setup as well with virtually no adjustments.
is very common. This accounts for 10mm on the knife and
10mm overhang on the template. Although 10mm and .250"
are very common costants, the actual value can be specified
at any amount.
set an axial constant on a moulder,
simply clear the cutting spindle of all spacers and cutters.
Then take a 10mm spacer and slide it all the way to the
bottom of the shaft. Take a quality straight edge and place
it flat against the 10mm spacer. Adjust the straight edge
( the side that touches the 10mm spacer ) so it is flush
with the inside static fence of your moulder using your
spindles in and out controls. If you spindle has a SIKO
counter carefully set it to " 0.000" or -0.394
at this time.
you remove the spacer
and install the head with knives. The 10mm of steel on the
will take the place of the spacer and the profile will be
lined up exactly with the fence.
free to call if you would like additional tips
and tricks for doing this or more information about the
concept in general. 702-641-2020.