Hey guys, I recently ordered a new Haas Mini mill. It has the 10 tool umbrella type ATC. I have read that many have had issues with this type and I think I understand why, but just would like someone experienced with it to confirm. I suspect that chips and coolant are easily slung onto the tools and the holder. It will take more effort to keep the tools and holder clean than other ATC types.
If that is the case, has anyone added a skirt to each side made of transparent vinyl to help shield some of the chips and coolant?
My machine should be here in 2 to 3 weeks I think.
Thanks for any input on this or others things to watch out for.
The only extra I ordered was rigid tapping. Otherwise just a base machine.