I finally got my 6061-T6 sheets in (1/16" thickness) and I’m ready to start cutting.
I have some TrueTap cutting fluid I got from Amazon and a Festool CT26 with the dust head designed by @mbellon attached.
How am I supposed to go about cutting this stuff with the cutting fluid and the vacuum? Pardon my ignorance, but is it perfectly safe to have the Festool running during the job? Also, how do you actually go about applying the cutting fluid (obvious noob alert with that one)?
I work where we have very large CNC machines and I’m used to seeing jets of this stuff, but I have no idea what the protocol is for doing it on the Nomad. I’m not sure I want to open things up while it is running and cutting aluminum. If you do a pause, doesn’t the bit keep spinning at speed? Not sure I’d want to peel back the skirt from the dust head to apply cutting fluid if the bit is still spinning.
Even without the dust head on, I just want to make sure I’m being as safe as possible. Am I missing something here?
:runs away quickly: