Small Surface Plate
 Small Surface PlateSmall Surface Plate 

Small Surface Plate

Price:  £39.40(Inc. 20% VAT)(£32.83 Exc. VAT)

Ref:  HK2450

This cast iron table measures a diminutive 6" x 7" x 1 5/8" tall and weighs just 4.5kg (9.3lbs). That's big enough to mark out and inspect 99% of the components produced by the typical equipment we use in our workshops.

The pattern however, developed by L S Sparey, has all of the features you would find in a full sized unit. It is substantially ribbed and braced to ensure that it stays flat, regardless of loading or temperature variation. It sits on 3 pads so is incapable of rocking even on an uneven bench surface.

Classically, the casting is flycut on the miller then blued and scraped to a larger master - which is NOT supplied. In reality, we found that with the miller head set square to the table, a flatness of 0.0004" is possible using just a flycutter and without hand scraping. The old British Standard BS817 from 1938 allowed Grade A (Inspection) plates a flatness tolerance of up to 0.0003" and twice this for Grade B (Workshop).

This kit arrives with the casting, steel for the handles and a simple drawing. We've also included material and fasteners for a pair of simple brackets, allowing the surface to be flycut in a single pass.

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