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    What's the best way to use H#'s beyond 21?

    I fail to understand. #49 is my probe.
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    Bobcad 4th axis post for fadal

    Al, I have V32 with 4th axis. It seems it is only rotary, not a true 4th. As in, I can only run 3 at a time. Is that right? Thanks, Mark in Anchorage.
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    Best machine for someone who really wants learn and become a machinist

    Ok, try Clausing. I actually do not own Makino.
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    Oil in coolant

    You must have a seal failure someplace. And then, I use Phillips Hydroclear. Very clean stuff. I have a theory that when I machine delrin, that it absorbs oil. I have never seen standing oil in my sump. And I am using Blaser 755 coolant. What oil are you using? It looks like that...
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    Best machine for someone who really wants learn and become a machinist

    That is the way I learned. But, I never hated it. Bought the machine, said " Self, we gonna learn or die " I was ok with that. I learned. But I already had a full conventional machine shop.
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    Best machine for someone who really wants learn and become a machinist

    Don't buy anything new. Go with good iron, Haas Fadal, Makino... so many others. Industrial stuff. I picked up a Fadal off base for 13 grand, threw another 10 grand at it.. 204028 and 20 HP at 10,000 RPM. Bought a Clausing Storm slant bed running Fanuc 21 for 5 grand. Goes like...
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    How hard is CNC Machining?

    The first part is a killer. After that... it get's easier. Do it. Start with the basics, I have the advantage of being an old world Machinist doing anything from little screws and medical valves, to crane-booms, well-heads and blowout preventers. I know the real world stuff first...
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    Tune rigid tap?

    Awesome! That is too easy. I can do this in minutes! It's been a thorn in my side for a long time. Thank you very much!!!! Mark
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    Fadal tapping speed .1 or .2 ?

    I liked format 1 for simplicity of programming. However, in Format 1 I was unable to take advantage of my memory expansion. I no longer utilize format 1
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    Fadal tapping speed .1 or .2 ?

    .1 is low range, for threads big. I do 1 1/4" tapping in .1 .2 is for small threads, and is more responsive. Faster.
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    Fadal 2016L coming: Any warnings/advise appreciated!

    I ain't sure of a 16... But the 15 was a big machine chopped down. So incredibly over-built... wonderful.
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    Tune rigid tap?

    Hi Guys! 2007 4020 Ok, on-board program for rigid tapping exists. I purchased the fancy piece of all-thread... I have no idea the procedure. I have been using floating holders because my gain is off. There isn't a thing in my books on how to tune it. This would be a real help if I...
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    Welcome to the new Fadal forum !

    This is AWESOME! Thanks so much for resurrecting a Fadal thread!!!
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    Can you get a carbide drill through a broken easy-out?

    Well, actually the Customer is a Mechanic, and he centered up well, so the easy-out is in a decent position. Just looking, I do believe the mother threads are just fine.
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    Can you get a carbide drill through a broken easy-out?

    Awesome. Of coarse, I am a jobbing machine shop.. Could care less about the replacement cost, but always bring it up with the Customer. " Look, can you buy one ? It might be cheaper " Ok, I'll machine you that 1/2" 13 x 1 1/2 " bolt for $200.00... Or you could buy one for 95 cents...
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