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  1. July 23, 2020

    Mill Star Now Available - Turret Mill Quill Digital Readout

    A new batch of our M-SURE Mill Stars are assembled and now available! Mill Star kit offers an easy fitment to the Mill Quill. Install swiftly with several different fittings and instructions supplied. The heavy duty digital readout has an easy to read LCD display, switching between metric and imperial reading. The unit can be set to zero in any position allowing easy depth setting. The digital readout kit is compatible with standard Bridgeport turret mill as well as other common machine quills – please contact us with your machine make and model. Don’t miss your chance for same day despatch if ordered 3pm BST! Part no. ME-MILL-STAR

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  2. June 03, 2020

    Wixey WR360 feature

    The Wixey WR360 digital angle gauge has been featured in “Model Engineers Workshop” for an interesting application. The article consists of Howard Lewis’ use of the digital angle gauge as an aid to sharpen drills. He began by using a clamp to set it parallel to the face of the grinding wheel. The aluminium is then milled to a rectangular block, set at 59 degrees with the assistance of the WR360. Once a tip angle of 118 degrees is positioned, the vice is tilted up at 45 degrees for a 90 degree vee to be cut by the end mill. This is just one useful example of how our Wixey digital angle gauge can be used to execute a task comfortably with precision. Find your own solutions and buy one here https://www.machine-dro.co.uk/wixey-digital-angle-gauge-with-hold-function-and-level-bubble .

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  3. June 03, 2020

    Edge Technology ME-ED-44-000 feature

    Model Engineers Workshop” describes how our Edge Technology Indicator holder is used to fix a DTI onto a mill.

    Peter shares his smart solution for the difficulty of finding a solid fixing point for a DTI on his Alpine mill. He found a spare 3/8” chuck and 3/8” internal thread in his collection and set about fitting the z axis sender mounting, leaving approximately 30mm studding extra.

    He then proceed to merely turning down a piece of 12x1.75mm studding. A 3/8” x 24 thread was cut on opposite side of the chuck and they joined together with a 12mm extension nut. This solution allowed him to clamp a range of bracket fittings in addition to this initial purpose. You can view our Edge Technology Indicator Holder with 3/8" Shank Mount here https://www.machine-dro.co.uk/edge-technology-indicator-holder-with-3-8-shank-mount .

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  4. April 17, 2020

    Allendale 'Pub' Lockdown Quiz

    In an effort to keep spirits high in this challenging time, we organised a pub style quiz for all of our staff. Using video chat network Zoom, this was a great opportunity to catch up and have some fun. There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition to put a smile on everyone’s faces! One colleague went the extra mile to really add the pub feel by using a greenscreen background. Our testing quiz consisted of 6 rounds – General knowledge, Geography & International, Science & Nature, Film & TV, Sport and a Picture round. We had some surprisingly good answers on a question about Kim Kardashian and some not so good for the name of The Grinch’s dog. David Ingham closely guessed the length of the M1, making him the winner of the tie breaker and the first Allendale Lockdown Quiz. Organising fun events like these are a great way to stay in touch with friends and colleague under the difficult circumstances. I’m sure we will have a round 2 very soon!

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  5. March 13, 2020

    2 mins with Jo Shepherd – Employee Spotlight Questions

    We caught up with our Operations Manager, Jo Shepherd, and asked some questions about herself. This is what we asked, along with Jo’s answers:

    How long have you been working at the Allendale Group?
    5 years

    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A Teacher

    What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
    Papercraft

    What’s your most used emoji?
    Christmas tree (or really smiley face)

    What’s your favourite sport to watch and which team?
    Not really into sports

    What’s your favourite movie?
    Labyrinth

    Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
    I make the best peanut butter cupcakes

    What’s y

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  6. March 06, 2020

    Kai Supporting His Allendale Group Baby Grow

    In July, we congratulated Hayley and her partner on the birth of their baby and gave baby Kai lots of gifts on behalf of the Allendale Group which included an Allendale Group branded baby grow. Fast forward half a year and Kai can be seen wearing the Allendale Group baby grow in all his cuteness.

    It’s great to see Kai pop into the office with mum, Hayley, every now and again and we wish them all the best.

    Baby Kai

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  7. January 08, 2020

    Exhibiting at London Model Engineering Exhibition – Stand 41

    The Allendale Group team are looking forward to another year of exhibiting at the London Model Engineering Exhibition on 17th – 19th January 2020. Held at London Alexandra Palace, it’s going to be a big one with over 2,000 models on display. We are excited to see the full spectrum of modelling, from traditional model engineering through to the more modern gadgets including trucks, boats, aeroplanes and helicopters, as featured on “The One Show”.

    This is a great day out for all of the family, if you’re an experienced hobbyist or a keen beginner, then this show is perfect for you. There will be lots on offer at our stand (Stand 41), showcasing our Machine-DRO, Allendale Ultrasonics, Cases and Enclosures and lots more products including an exclusive feature of our new measuring tools range, M-SURE.

    Come and visit our Technical Product Specialists on Stand 41, we look forward to seeing

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  8. December 02, 2019

    2 mins with Joanne Murphy – Employee Spotlight Questions



    Find out a little bit more about a member of our Customer Support team, Joanne Murphy, as we catch up with her and asked some questions about herself. This is what we asked, along with Joanne’s answers:

    How long have you been working at the Allendale Group?
    3 months

    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Popstar

    What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
    Dance

    What’s your most used emoji?
    Blushed smiley face

    What’s your favourite sport to watch and which team?
    I don’t watch sports but like watching boxing

    What’s your favourite movie?
    Pretty Woman

    Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
    Not rea
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  9. November 15, 2019

    Wixey Remote Planer Readout Installed on a Jet Planer Model JJP-12 (Customer Images)



    Our customer overseas in the USA has sent us some great pictures of the successful install of his new Wixey Remote Planer Readout (with fractions) to his current Jet Planer Model JJP-12.

    Ideal for large planers and sanders, and measures up to 300mm (12"), the Wixey Remote Planer Readout is a kit that can be adapted to a number of woodworking machines, including planers, sanders, and combination machines. It’s an easy to install kit with simple calibration, the package will arrive with all mounting hardware, drill bits, and thread forming screws. For even easier readability, it has a large digital display which reads in inches with fractions or millimetres.

    This model is so flexible and versatile, with a little
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  10. November 12, 2019

    Allendale Group Taking Part in Children In Need Week



    We'll be taking part and raising money for BBC’s Children In Need this week with some fun (and tasty) activities for our staff to take part in from Monday 11th November through to Friday 15th.

    Some of the activities the Allendale Group staff will be participating in are: Duck Race Sweepstake, Staff Baby Photo Competition and a week-long Bake Sale. Every penny will be donated to Children In Need which will help hundreds of thousands of children across the UK.

    Keep an eye out across our social media pages where will be posting the latest news and events going on in the office. To donate to Children In Need, please click here.
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