Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Machining Chatter

Chatter is what happens when the cutting tool and the workpiece vibrate.  This can have multiple causes.  I seem to identified why my mill is doing so.  The bracket that holds the motor to the Z carriage uses four 10-32 screws and these seem to work loose with time, making the position a little too indeterminate.  Tightening them fixes it, but I think some lock washers is the next step.


  1. Try Blue loctite. It works better once it sets and is easily removable.
    Just a dab for samll screws.