Posted by BillS on May 23, 2006 at 16:08:10:
In Reply to: Re: Right Hobber? posted by mark schneberger on May 23, 2006 at 13:36:01:
I don't know if you've considered this, but we used to have 4 No. 3 gleasons that were all setup on one bevel gear. One trip an I could "doff" 4 gears.
The real benefit was flexibility, when I could set up one machine on a different gear, and still change 4 in a trip.
Probably 4 small hobs (like the B-C no 3) might be cheaper than one with a specialized loader, and the tool wear spreads out over 4 cutters.
Just a thought...
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