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10-02-2003, 05:08 PM
So, i bought a wiggler. Cool little thing. I was a little apprehensive about holding something that is spinning in my mill at 600 rpm, to make the wiggler spin true.

My question is, i was using a 0.100" end. When it hit the edge of my piece that means that the center of the chuck is 0.100 of an inch off or 0.050" off?


10-02-2003, 05:44 PM
That means that the centerline of the chuck is .050" off of the edge of the piece. You always take 1/2 of the diameter of whatever is spinning around on the end of the shank as your distance.

To get real good at using wigglers try this. Take a .001" dial indicator and place it against the edge of the table and "zero" it. Move the stock (hopefully affixed tightly to the table somehow!) away and bring it back to the wiggler. Each time that the "little ball" just starts to fly away stop the movement of the table. Check your indicator reading. It should be within + or - .001" of your original indicator reading. Hope this helps.