A tilting or turning table is a mechanical device that can be used in a variety of mechanical processes. To fully describe a tilting or turning table, it would require an entire book to do so. However, in a nutshell the tilting or turning table is a table whose operation is based on a mechanical principle which allows it to change the working direction of one or more pieces of input material (working pieces could be work pieces or a material such as steel or another material). The table may also be tilted or turned by means of a series of gears or ball bearings.
To fully describe a tilting rotary table that uses a mechanical principle to simulates a rolling table where the work piece can be precisely machined while moving the table from one of the two possible directions (in the horizontal direction and vertical direction) it could be performed using two tilting rotary tables connected by a spindle angle plate. In some instances a spindle can be a rotary motion. It will be very important to determine if your table uses a rotary motion or not when using a tilting rotary table. If it uses a rotary motion then you will need to adjust the gear selection on your machine so that the input material to travel the same distance horizontally as vertically. If the table is a hydraulic tilting table, then you will need to make adjustments to the hydraulic system so that the hydraulic fluid flow rate does not exceed the maximum allowable level.
One way to control the operation of a tilting rotary table is to add a ball bearing to the spindle. Many tilting rotary tables use ball bearings as a mechanism to change the working direction. The ball bearing acts as a counterweight to keep the weight of the spindle or the other rotary piece from being placed on the face of the axis. This can prevent unintended operation of the machine because the operator can accidentally change the working direction.
Many tilting tables use a gear or pinion in the lower jaw to change the tilt. Some machines use a screw threaded steel rod that goes all the way to the end of the vertical shaft and engages in a gear that is on the face of the horizontal axis. The teeth on this gear are ground to a fine grit to prevent slipping on slippery surfaces. These types of tilting and vertical equipment are available in both counter-rotating and horizontal operations.
There are many advantages of using a tilting vice. First of all they are much less expensive than a full size table saw and for their size they are much more compact. Second the operating manual for a tilting rotary table is much easier to read than the user manual for a table saw. Thirdly, most models of the tilting table do not require extra attachments to be used besides the standard ones such as a miter box and table blade clamps. This makes them very versatile if you don’t need to do anything fancy with your saw.
The tilting rotary table can do wonders for a woodturner. They allow the woodturner to work in tight places where a regular table would be impossible to operate in. Also they are very quiet, which gives the woodturner more time to do other things such as paint, apply varnish or clear coats. It’s important to read the manual carefully and follow all of the necessary instructions to insure proper operation. When making adjustments to the table, it is important to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for proper setup and operation.