3MT Direct Collets

March 3, 2018 Nigel 0

When I first purchased the Amadeal XJ12-300 milling machine I decided that what I need was some direct collets. The head on this mill is 3MT and the drawbar that comes with it is 12mm [more…]

Draper Screwdriver Bit Set

March 3, 2018 Nigel 0

I was given this set of driver bits, they come in a rather nice circular dispenser. Specification 1/4″ female x 1/4″ male magnetic bit holder 2x plain slot bits size: 4.5 and 6.0mm 2x cross [more…]

Naro Driver

March 3, 2018 Nigel 0

A screwdriver that you don′t really need, but need to buy one for that one time when no other screwdriver will work. A neat package with the driver and a number of useful driver bits. [more…]

Sieg SX2.7 Milling Machine

February 3, 2018 Nigel 2

Finally got tired of the Amadeal XJ12-300 milling machine and upgraded to a Sieg SX2.7 I had to split the machine into 2 parts to move it from the drive to the workshop. Even so [more…]

Hilshear

January 27, 2018 Nigel 0

This is a fantastic view of this vice mounted shear. The gearing is nice and high which you can see if you compare the pivot point to gear meshing point. The cutting edges can be [more…]

G-Clamp AM-TECH

January 27, 2018 Nigel 0

These are a cheap make that you find on garage forecourts and on market stalls. I saw these small clamps and thought they were worth testing at the very low price of £1.40 each. Copper [more…]

Angle Plate – from Warco

January 27, 2018 Nigel 0

Another buy from my trip to the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition. A small cast iron angle plate. Nominal: 3″ x 2.5″ x 2″ Measured: 75.4mm x 63.5mm x 50.5mm The slots are 8mm wide. I [more…]