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    Advice needed on buying a new or used Tormach CNC Mill

    Make a few cool parts, take some pics, heck even steal some pics online, get some nice brochures made and a website and go door to door giving out brochures and talking to business owners. Look for small to medium sized companies, new start ups are great too as they don't have suppliers figured...
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    How to get a decent mouse???

    So I got the logitech m510. This one seems a little better but it still has a major issue. If i make a super slow movement, seems like the software is eliminating these moves, thinking that its just the pointer creeping or something. If I move slow enough, i can go like 1/4" without having the...
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    How to get a decent mouse???

    Considered that too. But it just seems like I shouldnt have to scrounge for discontinued products. I might just do that though. That old one did everything I wanted perfectly. That CAD mouse looks nice too! Might look at those or the MX3 as next option. Thanks!
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    How to get a decent mouse???

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Seems like most fall into an elcheapo catagory or fancy gaming mice, i just want basic mouse with relatively precise movement. I need cordless and seems like battery life sucks in the gaming mice. My old v450 lasts a full year on 2aa batteries which can be swapped...
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    How to get a decent mouse???

    Anybody know of a decent mouse that doesnt break the bank? I always used just a average logitech mouse. Bought several years ago and they were all great. They are dying off and I've tried several newer ones and they are complete fucking garbage. Doesnt recognize small movements at all. Just...
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    VFD Brake unit, can a universal or different brand be used?

    I did a little more digging and It looks like the Lenze brake unit might have outsmarted me. It has 4 smaller terminals. 2 of them are for an over temperature alarm. Normally open and close if too hot. So wont need these to run. I looked at the other 2 terminals, and they connect to TB 11 and...
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    VFD Brake unit, can a universal or different brand be used?

    There are a few other small terminals on this brake unit. I think these are mostly for detecting alarms, but not sure on it. Is there any chance that these are used by the drive to switch brake unit on and off? Or is the switching definitely done automatically once voltage reaches a certain level?
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    VFD Brake unit, can a universal or different brand be used?

    I just did a few tests, looks like its alarming out right around 400v, and brake unit is doing nothing at this point. My Fadal CNC mill has an external braking unit and did a test on this for comparison, it limits voltage to 375. This would have worked perfect for me. Maybe i should run an...
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    VFD Brake unit, can a universal or different brand be used?

    Hey guys I got the Lenze braking unit and have it all hooked up and its not doing anything at all. Im guessing the hitachi VFD throws an overvoltage alarm before the lenze brake unit kicks in. This sucks, was really hoping this would have worked. Anything else I could be missing? Does I need to...
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    Stainless boat trailer axle? Bad idea?

    No brakes on this size trailer, its only 2000lb boat/engine/trailer. Thinking of bolt on bearings, the seals/bearings seem to last much longer then your standard trailer axles. I've used these bearings on some off road utility trailers before with great results. Just machine the mating flange...
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    Stainless boat trailer axle? Bad idea?

    Hey guys bit off topic but i have a small boat trailer with a rusty axle. Im looking for a long term replacement but not having much luck finding something that will hold up to saltwater over time. Its 3500lb axle, boat is only 2000 so not dealing with a whole lot of weight. The old axle...
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    VFD Fan on constantly while powered up

    Thanks for the advice. ill change it to the maximum time allowed.
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    Grob Bandsaw: two blade slots in table

    I have an old Grob NS-18. All belt drive like you mentioned. I really like it. Its a good saw. Company is still in business and still sells parts for it. Should be a good purchase.
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    VFD Fan on constantly while powered up

    Doesn't appear to be for my drive. One part of manual does seem to mention something about it, but nothing listed in parameters at all. Seems to be working well now as it is. Bit of a pain but had it all working the way i want in hour or so.
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    VFD Fan on constantly while powered up

    went ahead and ran it through the relay and seems to work fine. even changed a parameter to get it to run for extra 60 seconds after stopping. Some of the other vfds i have work that way so figured it couldnt hurt.
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