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    Mazak 640T Lathe, PC fusion Windows based control EIA/ISO option

    When you fire up the machine, press the "program button" and then see what options it gives. If you see only a "Mazatrol" program option, the machine is not set up with the EIA option. If you see both EIA programming and Mazatrol then you have a different issue. You can also check your option...
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    Haas DC-1 thoughts

    This seems like a stab at the market Syil is trying to grab with their X5 machine, but with a bigger and more robust option. Someone else earlier in this thread said something about going after the hobby market, I could see this machine going into that market but I would then question why Haas...
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    Multiplex to Quick Turn?

    Has anyone ever taken a tool holder made by a company such as Lyndex Nikken and converted it from a "multiplex" holder to one compatible with a Quick Turn? Lyndex has a clearance sale going on right now with a lot of VDI40 Multiplex tool holders, the general shape and size/location of the...
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    Anyone have a QIDI TECH X-Plus 3D Printer

    I bought one of the original edition Qidi tech X Max printers in April of 2020 to try and help print some face shield bands for local healthcare organizations. I paid about $990 for it back then. It worked good for a few months but began to have major extrusion issues regardless of the material...
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    Coolant Pump swap on a QTN250MS

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. The machine has a ball valve on the pump that you can use to control the flow rate, but it doesnt seem to really affect anything since it is such a low pressure output. I have been noticing though that the impellers inside the pump body seem to churn up the...
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    Coolant Pump swap on a QTN250MS

    Has anyone "upgraded" or swapped the coolant pump out on an older Mazak lathe? In short, the coolant pump on my machine seems to be very underrated and is not capable of putting out a lot of volume or pressure. I am pretty sure it is the lowest pressure pump that Mazak offers on some of their...
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    Why do you like Orange Vise?

    I really like the 17.5" version I have. I typically run it in single station mode, which means I am not utilizing it to its fullest ability. When I was buying the vise, I could not afford to buy two single station Kurts so I felt the Orange was a good compromise: I could set it for single...
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    Mazak's new standard?

    I was in Florence two weeks ago to tour the factory and the guy that gave me the tour said they are starting to sell machines that will be delivered in Q1 of 2024, mostly turning centers but it seems to be across the board. They are not hurting for business, just about every square inch of the...
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    Spindle Groan?

    Here is an interesting situation that I have begun to notice on the main spindle on my QTN250MS. When you start the machine up and run it without doing any live tool operations, the main spindle sounds exceptionally strong and healthy. It has plenty of power, and there is no sign of it rattling...
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    Mazak T PLUS HELP PLEASE PAID WORK

    Not saying you wont find someone out there willing to help you over a video call, but there is no replacement for 1 on 1 consultation with someone in person. It may cost you some money to do it, but in the end can be worth it. However, the Mazatrol controls are all pretty similar so if you see...
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    Reasons NOT to get y axis or sub spindle????

    Sub spindles and Y axis are all the rage these days for the added flexibility they give you when it comes to making turned components with some milled features. What everyone has said before in this thread is absolutely true about both functions. At the end of the day, it comes down to the types...
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    More new Haas issues.....

    A lot of these older Haas machines can, in some ways, be better than the newer ones. I know a lot of people with early 2000 model VF2s, SL10s/20s, etc and they still make great parts (within reason obviously). I still think The 2010-2015 year haas VMCs are the best ones to get with the older...
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    Mazak no EIA

    To add to the discussion about EIA on the mazak machines... I was under the assumption, both from talking with people AND the used dealer I bought my 2005 QTN250MS 640t had EIA enabled on it from the get go. I get the machine, get it powered up, and discovered that was untrue. I talked to Mazak...
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    Mazak Nexus - Axis Load Sitting at 30% Idle. Normal?

    My QTN250MS sits around 25-30% X axis load while it sitting stationary. As others have said, it is gravity pushing against the ball screw and servo motor, causing it to show a load. If the axis is in the cutting direction, gravity is helping to pull the tool through the workpiece so it is...
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    Haas ST-28Y. Looking at buying

    The ST28 is kind of an interesting concept from Haas, I like the A2-8 spindle nose to help support larger work pieces, but a 12" diameter chuck and 4" bar capacity on a lighter frame turning center? It seems a little goofy if you ask me, but I digress as people have been buying them obviously...
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    How to fix Bandsaw Blade drift.

    So here is an update on my bandsaw blade woes.... I inspected the Lenox blade I had on the saw and found something quite interesting.... almost all the teeth were completely worn off, broke, or warn down. This blade has maybe made 5-6 cuts, all while I was trying to adjust the taper out when I...
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    How to fix Bandsaw Blade drift.

    I will have to check out the Morse blades once I get to the route cause of my cutting issues. I do not have any form of parts manual or drawings with this saw other than the schematic for the electrical system. I knew there were some carbide guides that will wear, but when I took the guides off...
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    How to fix Bandsaw Blade drift.

    Lenox Classic (If I remember right) 1 x .035 x 138", 10/14 TPI variable tooth. Something that just occurred to me that could also be a point of reason with this is when cutting the 3" material I have almost 30-42 teeth engaged in the cut at the longest cut point on the stock. If the blade is in...
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    How to fix Bandsaw Blade drift.

    I am not entirely sure there is a way to adjust tension on this saw, but the pressure gauge reads north of 300 PSI when I checked that today. I do not know what the proper tension is supposed to be for this saw, which is something I would have to ask WF Wells. However, the gauge could be giving...
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    How to fix Bandsaw Blade drift.

    Interesting...I will have to look at the blades I bought and see if they are the same way. The places I have worked before always used Lenox blades and they were always good but it has been a few years since I have been in a shop that used Lenox. The blades are 1" tall x .035 wide, a pretty...
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