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Nogaflex Indicator Holders

Discussion in 'METROLOGY - MEASURE, SETUP & FIT' started by ronboult, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. EmilioG

    EmilioG United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    For a rotary table, I wouldn't bother with indicating. I would just use the tapered tool in a collet, ala Tom Griffin.
    Nicer to make out of steel and harden it. You can also use a gage pins to center work in a lathe.
    Tom is very ingenious and inventive. He has a cool website also, Tom's Techniques. Check it out. :)
     
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    Ah yes, I read that wrong. Just woke up not too long ago. :)

    Yeah my idea for the tool is to use a collet in the spindle, center a chuck mounted on the RT, and a way to eject the taper all in one. Yeah I've seen some of his videos & have heard of him. He has some sort of "history" here too but that was before my time. I think he is or was a machining course instructor.
     
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    EmilioG United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Amazon has the parts they sell through Travers, which is close to me here in NY, and others.
    Tom Griffin was a HS shop teacher and is now a pro machinist for an Aerospace company in Michigan.
     
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    sanddan Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    The holder Stan showed with the 360 deg adjustable mag base is on my must buy list. They have that version with the on/off style magnet, p/n NF1024, just need to find the best price now. Amazon has it for $122 with free shipping, are there better prices out there than amazon?
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    Ebay prices were higher and didn't include shipping.
     
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    Thanks but unfortunately Travers doesn't offer the parts I'm looking for. I have a Travers outlet down the street from me. I do buy from them here & there but I'm not a fan of them. I rather buy from MSC which I also have an outlet 5 mins away from me.
     
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    I got my NF1024 from Enco for $99 shipped on a sale day. Enco charges me tax so if they don't for you you can get it for $8 cheaper. Unfortunately this model does not go on sale often at Enco, MSC, or Travers amongst the other models that usuallly do. The version with the permanent magnet does go on sale though. Penn Tool had the best price on it without shipping when I was looking but it was cheaper for me to go through Enco. Almost all of my Noga holders came from Enco & MSC.

    The NF1024 is my new favorite Noga but it's not the one I use the most. I just wish it were bigger. The DG size works best for me. I've been meaning to ask Noga if they will offer a larger one, if not I may convert my own. I love the 360° fine adjust.


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    sanddan Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I just looked on Enco's site and could not find the 1024. They did have the permanent magnet version but not the one you show in the pic above.
     
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    Ive got a big boy noga along with a middle size one i suppose, I will have to look at the box for the number. The big boy is too big for hobby work, i use it on our 38 inch swing lathe at work.
     
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    Thanks Darkzero, I did a couple of search's on the Enco site but never found it.
     
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    Will, how is the Noga arm attached to the Mitutoyo DTI?
    Do the Mitutoyo's come with a dovetail back?
     
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    My Mitu DTI & Mitu DIs have dovetails. My Mitu DTI has dovetails on the back, rear & front but I usually only use the rear dovetail. All my Mitu DIs have dovetails on both sides of the case & is how I attach them to the Nogas as well. Seems like most people are Starrett fans but I am a Mitutoyo fan. The only Starrett indicator I own is a 196 back plunger but I pretty much never use it.


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    IMG_0150.JPG different noga mounts i have made, the one in the middle is a dovetail i made (screwed and loctighted to the back)
     
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    Well I finally made one.... DG w/ 360° fina djust

    http://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/my-hybrid-noga-360-mod.51861/


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    Msc and Travers ToolCo and order any Noga part that one needs. The DG 6061 I just bought, was on sale at Msc with free shipping.
    I hope Noga makes a 360° FAT/FAB with long DG arms and a 176 lb. on/off mag. Nice work DZ. I really like that 1/2" stem for the centering holder and the "IndiNoga".
     

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