inefficient drilling

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Lorin Ylioja
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Company Name: Heritage Woodcraft
Location: Conquest Saskatchewan

inefficient drilling

Postby Lorin Ylioja » Tue, Jul 27 2010, 11:33PM

Is there anything I can do to improve the efficiency of my drilling especially on my blum tandems? It drills some of the holes on all the parts and then has to come back and do the rest. I waste a lot of time jogging around the table. This is on my shopbot with the link.
Thank you
Lorin

Jon Kenworthy
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Re: inefficient drilling

Postby Jon Kenworthy » Wed, Jul 28 2010, 9:54AM

I assume you have changed your tandem drawer slide hole patterns to drill only where you are going to fasten the slide. We use three system screws to fasten tandem slides.
Drawer Slide Pattern 1.JPG
The standard blum tandem 552 5330 drawer slide hole pattern
Drawer Slide Pattern 1.JPG (16.66 KiB) Viewed 716 times
Drawer Slide Pattern 2.JPG
The drawer slide hole pattern we edited from standard and use at our shop
Drawer Slide Pattern 2.JPG (20.36 KiB) Viewed 716 times

This could save you a lot of time on your tandem slides anyway.

Lorin Ylioja
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Re: inefficient drilling

Postby Lorin Ylioja » Wed, Jul 28 2010, 1:33PM

right. I do use 4 screws per slide but drill 10 holes I think.
Thanks

Gary Campbell
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Re: inefficient drilling

Postby Gary Campbell » Wed, Jul 28 2010, 6:41PM

Lorin...

#1) Edit your blum pattern to only the holes that you use. From 10 to 4 should be a good time saving.

#2) I dont think that you can change the order that holes are drilled. The algorithm only takes into account the distance to the closest hole. Not the extra distance traveled to return and do the others in a "set"
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