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Guy here at work found this. Trying it out now in our older VF2. We use tons of small endmills and the small chips are always getting through the baffle system that Haas has for their coolant tray. Will try and remember to post back on results. 2 days so far and seems to be working well.

 

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I used to have a lot of trouble with fine chips on lathes

They were not filtered out by the coolant system and would plug the holes in through coolant

drills, resulting in broken drills.

 

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We have in the past used landscape fabric to help filter the chips. 

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I used the matting similar to the picky.

Oil absorbent matting - Cut it to size and drop it into the tray and the matting collects the fine stuff letting the coolant through.

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^^ Yup and also you can add the Scratch Bright  in fine med or others for a added parts catcher / filter system for the fines  and those little parts that are hard to find when they get parted off and go somewhere else other than were you wanted them to go . Its makes the Easter egg hunt a little easier.

That Is for the lathe but in the drop tray on the haas works also.

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Our new Chipblasters replaced the filer bags with a chip trap. We use 5 micron bags on our other ones but there's still a layer of chip "mud" that needs to be removed on every coolant change.

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You can also use the filter material that is used on a gun drill. 

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So a few  weeks in use and I would give it a big  :thumbsup:. The amount of tiny chips floating in the coolant has dropped almost to nothing. Can slide it out from under the drainage chute easily without moving the coolant tank. Cheap enough that it is well worth the cost. Still running the first 2 filters so the life on them is pretty good and they are not expensive to begin with.

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