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    question about using my indexing head on jet lathe

    My jet lathe has 24 positions on the indexing head for fluting.
    does this mean if I start at one position, each notch will be 15 degrees?
    If I want to make flutes equal distance apart, if I want lets say 4 flutes, does that mean I go 6 notches and each flute will be 90 degrees apart? (equal distances?)
    Im a bit confused here. any help would be appreciated.
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    That's how it worked on my Rikon. All were equal distance apart and 360/24=15.
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    Yup...that's the scoop!
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    thankyou
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