Sherline Mill Tooling Plate 7 Inch x 13 Inch 3562
Mill Tooling Plate
This mill tooling plate was designed for both the 2000 mill and the 5800 mill
Like those used on many of our large production machines, the Sherline Mill Tooling Plate solves two main problems. It not only protects your mill’s table from damage while also adding additional stiffness. It also provides an inexpensive, modifiable surface for clamping work that is as flat as the machine’s original table. The best way to hold a part more securely is to add more clamping points rather than over-tightening the points you already have.
The mill tooling plate allows you to easily do this. Like a lathe faceplate, the mill tooling plate should be looked at as somewhat disposable. It has a hole pattern pre-drilled to make it easy to clamp down the Sherline mill vise or the rotary table. However, you should feel free to drill and tap additional holes needed to meet your clamping and setup needs.
The plate is made from 6061-T6 aluminum that is accurately milled to 3/4″ thick. This is 1/4″ thicker than our standard P/N 3560 tooling plate. The surface is not anodized. Therefore, additional machining to the plate can be done to suit your unique needs.
This 7″ x 10″ tooling plate is a larger version of the standard 4″ x 10″ tooling plate. In addition to an extensive pattern of 10-32 holes on 1-inch centers, the plate has three T-slots milled on its long axis to provide additional mounting capability. 10-32 holes are also provided as needed for mounting the Sherline rotary table. Provided with the plate are six 10-32 x 7/16″ mounting screws and T-nuts. Also provided are four 1/4″ diameter steel pins. These go in locating holes in the bottom of the T-slots to help quickly locate parts parallel to the axis of the plate.
This fixture is not limited to use on Sherline tools. Like the rotary table and some other Sherline accessories, it could be useful on larger machines in your shop as well.
- Plate Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
- Body Coating: N/A
- Body Dimensions (H x W x D): 3/4″ x 13″ x 7″