indicator like the ones shown in Figure 6. For the best
accuracy and ease of use, a test indicator is best. The
indicator shown in Figure 7 has .0005 graduations, and its
size and shape are perfect for aligning things on your
machine. Also note the fully articulated arm shown in
Figure 7. A single knob is used to hold the indicator in
place once set. The magnetic base lets you easily attach to
the cast iron used on most machines.
While I am showing the procedure of mounting a vise
on the MF70 using a test indicator, you should be able to
apply what we do here to other machines and tools. This is
a procedural process, so you will be doing it step by step.
Attach the vise to the mill as shown in Figure 8. It
should be about two inches from the end. The goal here is
to have the working area of the vise plus a little overhead
within the range of the CNC travel. At this point, just finger
tighten the nuts holding the vise.
Attach the test indicator to the CNC base as shown in
Figure 9. The base on the MF70 is the only part that is
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