I know this is simple to most of you guys, but... I haven't "got it" yet. I just bought one of the cheapie WT spin indexers to (potentially) do some barrel fluting and decorations on 1911 parts. Or at least I hope to learn the operation from this tool.
I realize that the tool may not have the precision that I need, but I figured starting here, there is little to lose. Of course , I bought one of the Chinese models to play with. No tailstock or anything other than a couple of 5-C collets. And "naturally" the "precision" collet won't thread on.
The plate has 36 holes, thus 10 degrees each. The housing has 10 holes, so I figure one degree each. But how to index the two sets of holes?
If "Plate #0" is indexed with "housing #1" as 0, do you move the "Plate #1 to "housing #2 to move 1 degree? That is what seems logical. Not even a sheet in Chinese for instructions...