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gtrack
12-10-2010, 01:04 PM
Hi

I have recently purchased a S1 bridgeport milling machine which required a little work, it is my first `upgrade` from the Warco all in one, but I need some info/advice if possible?

Basically I am trying to get hold of some ready cut felt guards that are attached to the table and sweep the ways clear of swarf and prevents it entering the mechanism.....I have found them in american catalogues but am struggling over here, admittidly i have been lazy and just relied on the internet searches...

Would anyone know where I can get these? I could just make them out of gasket paper but would prefer the pre cut OE type.

Many thanks.

macona
12-10-2010, 01:24 PM
I personally dont like felt wipers. They catch grit. I replaced mine with these:

http://www.kabelschlepp.com/waywipers.htm

Work real good and keep the ways very clean.

aboard_epsilon
12-10-2010, 02:04 PM
I used piano "Check Felt" from here :-

http://www.fletcher-newman.co.uk/frameset.html

the peice i got from them is enough for a lifetime , will do the bridgeport and my lathes several times over .

1 metre long by 100mmm wide 4mm thick

cant remember what it cost though ..but think it was under 20

all the best.markj

lakeside53
12-10-2010, 03:33 PM
I just buy F2 felt from McMaster and cut my own.

MichaelP
12-10-2010, 04:05 PM
I bought a set either on eBay or at http://www.machinerypartsdepot.com/.

Rich Carlstedt
12-10-2010, 11:21 PM
Gtrack
Are you in Kent England, or Georgia USA ?
Makes a difference

gtrack
12-11-2010, 04:20 AM
Many thanks for responses, i`ll try and get a set but thinking about it could be just as easy and more economical to make a couple sets.....depends on cost, as usual, i guess.

Folkestone, Kent, England......

Cheers

gnm109
12-11-2010, 10:27 AM
I personally dont like felt wipers. They catch grit. I replaced mine with these:

http://www.kabelschlepp.com/waywipers.htm

Work real good and keep the ways very clean.


Yeah, felt is a swarf collector. There's no way to get the chips out of them. On my Webb Mill, they use molded rubber wipers that are similar in concept to the ones in your link here.