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How to Locate the Center of a Hole With an Edge Finder - TomG - 07-29-2013

Ok, I'm on a roll.

Here's a little tip I came up with years ago that's a real time saver. Instead of indicating a hole to locate the center, you can use an edge finder with impressive results.

Tom






RE: How to Locate the Center of a Hole With an Edge Finder - f350ca - 07-29-2013

Another good one Tom. I'll use that, a lot quicker than indicating it in.


RE: How to Locate the Center of a Hole With an Edge Finder - TomG - 07-29-2013

Thanks Greg.

The technique is surprisingly accurate. I had to shoot the video three times before getting something besides all zeros, figuring it had to be a little off to be believable. Be sure to keep your edge finder clean and oiled. When they get dirty, they get sticky and accuracy suffers.

Tom


RE: How to Locate the Center of a Hole With an Edge Finder - ScrapMetal - 07-30-2013

Thanks Tom. I'll be trying out that technique real soon.

Keep up the good work!

-Ron


RE: How to Locate the Center of a Hole With an Edge Finder - TomG - 07-30-2013

Thanks Ron.

Oh, and welcome back! Thumbsup

Tom


RE: How to Locate the Center of a Hole With an Edge Finder - ETC57 - 07-30-2013

Looks simple thank's Tom

Jerry


RE: How to Locate the Center of a Hole With an Edge Finder - TomG - 07-30-2013

It is simple Jerry and a lot quicker than setting up an indicator.

Tom


RE: How to Locate the Center of a Hole With an Edge Finder - doubleboost - 07-31-2013

Nicely shown TomSmiley-dancenanaDrool
John


RE: How to Locate the Center of a Hole With an Edge Finder - TomG - 07-31-2013

Thanks John!


RE: How to Locate the Center of a Hole With an Edge Finder - Micktoon - 07-31-2013

Hi Tom , another good video, I have been watching them all , so thanks for going to the trouble of making them, as usual well explained and filmed , I will have to try it once I get my DRO fitted to the mill.
If you were taking requests Tom, how about a video on guage blocks and there uses, it seems to be a thing that there is not much usable info for the home shop type guy.

Keep up the good work Smiley-eatdrink004

Cheers Mick