I’m an idiot for not having these forever. Chips don’t have anywhere to get stuck- they get washed away during machining now- clean up isn’t just easier, it’s almost gone.
The chip guard works great. I modified my vises to bolt through the body in conjunction with using the Octane chip guard and the chip flow off the table is drastically improved. All it takes is a couple chips to get hung up on a clamp or in a T slot and and just collects more and more. This solved all that. I would definitely recommend.
Flippin love it!!! Going to buy more when our new machines arrive. Awesome channel too!
Good stuff. Perfect fit. Will pay for themselves quickly in time saved (and frustration).
Two happy machines done. Two to go!
Just received my T-Slot covers and installed them and feel like a quality product. They fit perfectly and I can’t wait to not have to scrape chips out of the slots on my Bridgeport’s table anymore. Had a few extra feet so I put them on my rotary table slots also. They shipped super fast too I ordered them on a Monday and they arrived on Wednesday.
We found this essential when using our 4th axis. Keeping chips out of the t slots makes our setup much more reiable. In the picture you can see a lot of chips built up in our 4th axis fixture. I only wish i would have made our slots in the fixture compatible with the chip guard!
I purchased my 5/8” T-slot covers my my ProtoTrak with high hopes. They arrived quickly and packed well but not overly packed. The material is easy to cut and playable for an easy install. Now, at the end of the day, I’m able to clean my table off with a squeegee and a blow gun in just a couple of minutes. I will be buying more for my manual machines.
Great product and I would highly recommend to anyone owning a mill.
Love this product recently purchased 100ft for our 2 VF9 mills and makes cleaning out the machine waay faster. Cleaning out the T Slots used to be a pain but now with a simple hose down the table is clean
Octane workholding cracked the code. No more digging chips out of t slots for me. This slashes cleanup time and gets the next setup going Big time saver highly recommend.
These chip guards are the greatest. They keep the chips out of the slots, keep the work area really clean, and they add some nice custom color the table. I couldn’t believe how easy these were to press into the slots and pull out to move around. I have a couple of extra pieces that I cut to different sizes that I can swap in and out depending on where I need to place mounts or vice. A couple of smaller cuts keep the chips from getting under my vice at the mounts.
These are a ‘must have’ for any machine shop. I never run my mill without them now. Even when I’m using coolant, I can press the guards down below the surface of the table to direct the coolant through the slots. It keeps all the chips on top and makes it very easy to clean up afterwards.
These chip guards work great! Make it so easy to clean up the machine. I always hated needing to use a t slot cleaning tool to push out the chips. Now, I just brush it off! Makes putting the next setup on super easy too.
This chip guard is easy to work with and install, versatile and quite helpful with keeping a machine table from packing with chips. It’s especially great for an open machine like our Haas toolroom mill. Much, much easier to blow off now. I’d highly recommend it for any job shop that wants to keep their machine clean but doesn’t ever seem to have the time. Thanks Octane!
A fantastic addition to our shop. Saves so much time in cleaning the slots of chips at the end of the day. Installation was a breeze and clean up even faster.
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