- February 13, 2016 at 2:55 am #23772
Made a home made mist coolant system for my lathe and drill press (and mill, hopefully sooner than later). I know lots of people also use them on grinders too (especially the knife makers). Works great and is an awesome alternative to flood coolant. Was drilling some holes just tonight on the drill press and both the part and bit stayed cool to the touch. Here are 2 videos I posted on YouTube explaining how it works.
In the 2nd video I show it running at about 15 psi or so. Since then I have started running it at about 25-30 psi and adjusted the coolant so it doesn’t come out non-stop, but I get a decent mist about every 4 or 5 seconds.
- February 13, 2016 at 4:08 am #23790GoodsteelKeymaster
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Brilliant!!!! Really great videos!
(I hope you don’t mind, I edited your post by using the video link tab so they show up better.)
- February 13, 2016 at 6:47 am #23799
Yeah that looks much better instead of just the plain old blue links! Thanks for the kind words!
- February 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm #23837PhilParticipant
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Good job and nice videos.
I created a similar one (not as well done as yours) for the Grizzly G0704 mill that I converted to CNC. I use the same kool mist solution.
- February 13, 2016 at 5:06 pm #23841
I am getting ready to purchase a G0759…a G0704 with a DRO. My intentions are when I get a real shop where I can get big machinery in, I will convert my grizzly lathe and mill over to cnc for runs on smaller parts and buy some bigger manual machines for heavier work. Thanks for the kind words. If you get a minute maybe post some pics of yours. I always like to see how other people are doing things!
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