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Old 04-16-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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Hi I just bought a monster mill MM2 and was wondering what everyone had the rollers set at. Was just wondering what was the best gap for efficiency. Also I am planning on running it with a cordless drill. I know you want to keep it as a slower speed, but wasnt sure what RPM was appropriate. I searched the forum but didnt find anything. Thanks for any input.

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Old 04-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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.038" seems popular. Slower the better...

 
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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Also, that better be a bad ass cordless drill. Needs a lot of torque to get that thing churning.

 
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:08 PM   #4
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If it is difficult to start using any drill it isn't properly set. It is kinked. You have to make sure each side is set at the same gap. So GAO left then gap right.

 
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:56 PM   #5
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I run around 150 to 200 rpm. My drill has a lock button on it and doing a quick guess of counting spins it's around there, about 3 times a second it turns.

 
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:03 AM   #6
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Also, that better be a bad ass cordless drill. Needs a lot of torque to get that thing churning.
I have a good milwaukee drill with a high torque setting. So it wont be a problem.

 
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:04 AM   #7
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If it is difficult to start using any drill it isn't properly set. It is kinked. You have to make sure each side is set at the same gap. So GAO left then gap right.
I'm a mechanic so I know all about setting the gap correctly. Thanks though.

 
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:06 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone for the replies. As always much appreciated.

 
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:07 AM   #9
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I set mine around .04 , but my little drill needs to get revved up to grind at this gap setting. Just need an excuse to buy a more powerful drill now.

 
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:44 PM   #10
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I'm a mechanic so I know all about setting the gap correctly. Thanks though.
Thanks for the clarification.

 
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