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3" Rotary Table Horizontal/Vertical
This low profile rotary table is precision made with fully ground finish can
be used horizontally or vertically. The table rotates 360 with a 1:36 ratio or
10 per hand wheel revolution.
Posted by Ian campbell on 18th Feb 2017
Was happy to find a small rotary table at a great price, arrived in a timely fashion. Only problem is that it is not as shown.
Mechanically the specs match, but cosmetically it is a bit of a different beast - much more 'basic' than shown on the site. Odder still, the picture on the box does not match what was shipped in it ( but does match the one shown on the site). box is too small to fit the next size up, so don't think this was 'print one box for a number of models' situation. Anyway - an annoyance as purchase decision was based solely on accuracy of what's on the site.
So, assuming what I received is now what's being offered here's what's changed:
1) Gone is the cast bracket for the hand wheel, replaced with a crudely turned threaded collar - looks to be maybe cross threaded into the body, or maybe just poor fit/ finish. That said, it works.
2) Gone is the more finished hand wheel dial, replaced with a more simple version, which is grub screwed to the hand wheel shaft. Needed to be 'worked in' before it functioned as intended (0 resettable). Not as nice as what's shown, but functional. Grub screw may be blessing in the long run as it allows the collar to be secured in to position if needed...
3) Gone is the brand name - not that that's an issue, just makes one wonder if this is maybe a cheaper knock off of a cheap knock off - Box says 'soba', table is unmarked....
4) Also the body casting is different - likely as a result of not needing to mount the cast bracket for the hand wheel.
Table Height - 40mm (flat), 81mm (vertical) - not including another 68mm for the hand wheel assembly
Table centre - 41mm when in the vertical position
Table dia - 80mm
Distance between mounting point on the body - approx 95mm (centre to center)
Mounting point slots - 8mm (width) 11mm (length) 86mm (between slot)
Gear ratio - 36:1 (10 degrees per turn, hand wheel markings 1/10 of a degree, table scale markings every 5 degrees)
T-slot width - m5 ( comes with two hold down clamps for use on table t-slots)
Good value for money - once you know what you are actually getting...
Posted by Mike Reader on 18th May 2013
Excellent little unit and very accurate, mounted a small 3" 3 jaw chuck and made it into a dividing head as well , would recommend.