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Offline Hollatime

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Re: Parf Guide mark 2 issues and questions
« Reply #300 on: June 28, 2020, 06:12 PM »
@Vtshopdog  @Peter Parfitt


I don’t think it’s an issue with locating the pins as it’s occurring in the very first set of 10mm holes. I’ve watched your video/do the whole register pin then push it+parf stick down etc.

VTshopdog. I do the same operation except never used the third pin. Drilling the last 2 test rows I left the sticks fully clamped the entire time. Always finish before just in case it effects the tolerance of the holes.  Annoying time wise for me but a ruined panel/scrap pretty common for me haha


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Offline MikeGE

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Re: Parf Guide mark 2 issues and questions
« Reply #301 on: June 28, 2020, 07:37 PM »
Having an issue getting good results, ordered from Axminister roughly start of May this year so assumed the old issues were worked out. I reached out to support but guess they are closed through the weekend, and plenty of knowledgeable users here.

How much, if any play should be in the 3mm bushing?
The 3mm bushing will rock side to side and is a bit tippy, but hold it with a death grip. It will spin freely and can shift somewhat laterally without the tipping.

The bushing is 6mm for the MK 2 and is made for the 3mm drill.  Is this what you mean?

My Parf Guide MK 2 arrived last week from Axminster, but I didn't open it up until now because of the problems you are having with yours.  After I wiped all of the oil off of the components, I tried both of the 6mm bushings for drilling, the three 3mm pins with 6mm shoulder, and the 6mm joining screw.  Everything fit snuggly in the rail holes and I could not move them side to side at all.  With both rails joined, all of the holes line up as perfectly as I can see and everything is solid with no movement at all.


Made sure to try to tap the straight edges straight and what not since the pins are curved, again try hard mode engaged for sure.

This has me really confused.  What are you tapping to straighten and which pins are curved?

Offline Hollatime

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Re: Parf Guide mark 2 issues and questions
« Reply #302 on: June 28, 2020, 07:41 PM »
Having an issue getting good results, ordered from Axminister roughly start of May this year so assumed the old issues were worked out. I reached out to support but guess they are closed through the weekend, and plenty of knowledgeable users here.

How much, if any play should be in the 3mm bushing?
The 3mm bushing will rock side to side and is a bit tippy, but hold it with a death grip. It will spin freely and can shift somewhat laterally without the tipping.

The bushing is 6mm for the MK 2 and is made for the 3mm drill.  Is this what you mean?

My Parf Guide MK 2 arrived last week from Axminster, but I didn't open it up until now because of the problems you are having with yours.  After I wiped all of the oil off of the components, I tried both of the 6mm bushings for drilling, the three 3mm pins with 6mm shoulder, and the 6mm joining screw.  Everything fit snuggly in the rail holes and I could not move them side to side at all.  With both rails joined, all of the holes line up as perfectly as I can see and everything is solid with no movement at all.


Made sure to try to tap the straight edges straight and what not since the pins are curved, again try hard mode engaged for sure.

This has me really confused.  What are you tapping to straighten and which pins are curved?

The 6mm bushing, non-spigoted one is the one I am referring to. I haven't tested the joining screw, the spigoted bushing seems like a closer fit than the non.

I am trying to determine if the holes I have drilled are straight. After drilling a row of 3mm holes, I removed the parf stick and inserted the 3mm pins with 6mm shoulders into a variety of the holes and checked it with a straight edge

Offline MikeGE

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Re: Parf Guide mark 2 issues and questions
« Reply #303 on: June 28, 2020, 07:57 PM »
The 6mm bushing, non-spigoted one is the one I am referring to. I haven't tested the joining screw, the spigoted bushing seems like a closer fit than the non.

I am trying to determine if the holes I have drilled are straight. After drilling a row of 3mm holes, I removed the parf stick and inserted the 3mm pins with 6mm shoulders into a variety of the holes and checked it with a straight edge

There is no bushing without a spigot in the MK 2 kit.  One has a short spigot, or shoulder, for use with one rail and the other has a longer spigot for use where two rails intersect.  If you have a bushing without a spigot, then this might be the problem.

Offline Hollatime

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Re: Parf Guide mark 2 issues and questions
« Reply #304 on: June 28, 2020, 07:59 PM »
The 6mm bushing, non-spigoted one is the one I am referring to. I haven't tested the joining screw, the spigoted bushing seems like a closer fit than the non.

I am trying to determine if the holes I have drilled are straight. After drilling a row of 3mm holes, I removed the parf stick and inserted the 3mm pins with 6mm shoulders into a variety of the holes and checked it with a straight edge

There is no bushing without a spigot in the MK 2 kit.  One has a short spigot, or shoulder, for use with one rail and the other has a longer spigot for use where two rails intersect.  If you have a bushing without a spigot, then this might be the problem.
Correct. I would be referring to the one with the shorter spigot


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