2 weeks by cncdivi
I have a deep admiration for my “Traminator,” a term I’ve coined for the dual indicator tramming tool that was gifted to me. However, I initially saw it as a specifically designed tool only beneficial for tramming the mill. My perspective shifted when I stumbled upon an image in a Practical Machinist thread.
Ray Behner created this tool, and what a cool idea it is! It’s shown here tramming a vise, but I can imagine it would be handy to align almost anything into tram on the mill table. It’s going to be faster to tap it in this way too I would think since you don’t have to wait to sweep the indicator (although I’m pretty fast at it these days, so it won’t save much).
Now I need a precision rig that will hold my Traminator at right angles so I can use it for jobs like this. I’ll have to think about it a touch, but doesn’t seem it ought to be too hard to make. BTW, if you don’t recall the Traminator, you’ll recognize it from the picture:
My tramming and preventative maintenance gear…
Like what you read on CNCCookbook?
Join 100,000+ CNC'ers! Get our latest blog posts delivered straight to your email inbox once a week for free. Plus, we’ll give you access to some great CNC reference materials including:
- Our Big List of over 200 CNC Tips and Techniques
- Our Free GCode Programming Basics Course
- And more!
Just enter your name and email address below:
100% Privacy: We will never Spam you!
Bob is responsible for the development and implementation of the popular G-Wizard CNC Software. Bob is also the founder of CNCCookbook, the largest CNC-related blog on the Internet.