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How do you Use a Collet?

Question: I have anxsTECH Router and I can’t get my tools to stay in the tool holder. How do I make it work? Answer: It’s easy, but takes a little work when using a collet on a tool holder. This short video shows you how to “snap” the collet into the nut so the tool...

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Intelitek Benchmill Basics

In this series of short videos, learn the basics of how to setup your Intelitek Benchmill 6000 in your classroom. Everything from wiring it, connecting it to your computer, installing tools & vices, and everything in between. Short descriptions of each video below. « Prev1 / 1Next »1...

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Will a vice fit in an xsTECH?

Answer: That’s a fair question. When trying to come up with an aswer though, you’ll have to do a bit of research, as it will depend on what you’re machining. Also, there are many different one’s out there. Luckily Jim did some research for us… maybe this video...

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Tool Attribute WS: What Speeds & Feeds for Renshape?

Question: What are the speeds and feeds that you use in your classroom while CNC machining? Answer: That’s really a loaded question!  It depends on a lot of different variables. With that said, below is a list of speeds, feeds, plunge rates, and general info I use when machining Renshape 440...

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How many teeth or flutes for my CNC tools?

QUESTION: Does it matter how many teeth or flutes my end mills have? ANSWER: Actually it does. A good rule of thumb for the beginner: the harder the material, the more teeth!  What’s the difference between teeth and flutes? Teeth do the cutting, flutes bring the cut material away from the part....

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The Basics: Tooling For CNC Machines

There is so much to learn about tooling when it comes to CNC machines, that it can really be overwhelming. Here we present just the basics as it pertains to a “rookies” classroom. There are complete courses on these topics, but this should get you started First of all, We have put...

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