Tilting Rotary Table
If you are looking for one of those new table tennis accessories, the tilting rotary table is one that I would not recommend. Most people make the mistake of buying products based on looks and maybe even price. While it may look cool, I am here to tell you that the rotary table is just plain ugly. So, why are so many people recommending the tilting rotary table?
Well, there could be some minor loss of stability with a tilting rotary table but it should not be that much. I would say that you gain more ability to use your space as well as more ability to do your game. The weight saving is a huge plus and the ability to divide the playing surface into two different areas is great. It is very rare that I have a game where I have to move from one point to the other. Most of my games are played at an angle so I can keep both my feet on the ground. If I was to move the playing surface more than 2 inches in either direction, it could be extremely painful.
If you want to get the best amount of vertical and horizontal movement possible out of your table, then the tilting rotary table is the best choice. There are two different types of products available for this, the vertical and the horizontal versions. You can purchase the table with a horizontal rotating brush bar, or you can buy a horizontal rotating brush.
If you are going to be using a heavy machining tool, you might want to consider using the precision tilting rotary table clamping system. This allows you to clamp the table in place and have the parts firmly locked together. One of the problems I see with clamping machines that are not used on a tilted table is that the operator has to stand directly over the table to lock it into place.
Another benefit to these tilting rotary tables is that they allow you to use a larger variety of material. These are made in a wide range of sizes and materials. They are typically made from aluminum, steel, brass, or zinc-plated steel. This means you can have a very small hand cranked lathe if you need to cut small squares of wood, or a much larger machine if you need to cut large sheets of metal. Also, because they can be tilted, you can use the machine to quickly change the angle at which the work is being cut.
The reason I like these tilting rotary tables so much is because they can help with two additional important issues of mine. First off, having a product that can allow me to accurately set the angle in which the material is being cut is important if you are a sheet metal worker. Second, having a product that allows me to quickly and easily change the angle on the fly is important as well. This enables me to complete two additional tasks that many other machinists would find difficult. In my next article, I will discuss how these products can help improve other machining operations.