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    Looking for some connectors for Bridgeport Interact 720 project

    Hello Everyone, I am in the process of adding a 4th axis to my BP 720. But I am having a hard time finding some of the connectors I need to finish the project. The pictures below will show the connectors I am looking for. 1. I need one 6 pin male and one 3 pin male connectors to connect to...
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    Need Help with cables and connections for 4th axis on mill

    Hello Everyone, "My turn to go down the rabbit hole" I have a Bridgeport interact 720 with a Heidenhain 351 LE controller and all GE Fanuc AC servos. I was told that the machine had a 4th axis before I purchased it. So I felt good collecting the needed parts, I was surprised there was no servo...
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    Need Help!- Bridgeport 720 Interact with Y-axis drift when in programmatic cutting

    Hello All, I am having problems with my 1989 Bridgeport interact 720 with Heidenhain 351/355 controller. After two years cleaning and rebuilding and creating a fusion 360 post, I think I have found why the machine was for sale in the first place. When programmatic cutting the Y-axis is...
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    Sticky Keys on BP INT 720 Heidenhain Operator Panel

    Hello, My Bridgeport Interact 720 Operator Panel (TE 351 A) has sticky/binding keys. I'm sure this was caused years of open doors and wet hands before me. Has anyone of you experts disassembled and cleaned one before, if so any tricks to do it easy? Thanks, Bryan Nampa, Idaho
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    Bridgeport Interact 720 ATC Repair and Clean

    Hello All, The BP's ATC has broken tool holders and springs in need of repair. The problem is I am not sure how to disassemble the ATC correctly. I will attach some pictures and a drawing to help. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated ****************Update*******************************...
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    Need Help! Accuslide Hardinge CNC retrofit problems

    Upgrade Technology Rock Solid Lathe with Fagor 8025T controller and EMS 606 PC3 spindle driver Hello Everyone, The lathe intermittently works, the Fagor 8025T controller always completes boot and displays Passed normally, but in the failure mode will not respond manual or programmatic...
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    Tree 310 Baldor retrofit problems

    Hello Dynapath/Baldor experts, I have been trying to get Baldor retrofit drivers and motors working on my Tree 310. The machine was not working when I got it, and I found out the mill owner/retrofitter has passed away so no information/help there. The motors have 500L encoders. All three axis...
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    Bridgeport Interact 720 drawbar removel and inspection

    Hello, I think I have figured out my ATC tool jam problem on the 720. If the air pressure drops below 95 psi the ATC sometimes fails to load the tool holder, because the drawbar does not fully release. The drawbar air cylinder can only fully press the drawbar down at 97 or more psi. This of...
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    Bridgeport Interact 720 H training material

    Hello, I have my Bridgeport Interact 720H with the non-graphics controller Heidenhain 351, leveled and up and running, by than I mean I can turn it on, let it complete self test. I have cut one 2" test circle, which stayed within .001 before the machine was leveled. What I have learned from...
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    Refurbishing my 1989 Bridgeport interact 720

    Hello, I have been refurbishing my 1989 Bridgeport interact 720 and found 3 broken tool holders and 3 broken spring tool fingers, and was wanting to know if any one has any used parts for sale, or source for new ones. Want List: 3 - BP 22381086 Spring tool finger 3 - BP 22381071 Tool holder...
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    Bridgeport Interact 720H ecoder cable question

    Hello, Machine info: 1989 Bridgeport Interact 720H Some one has replaced the Y encoder cable with one that is ~40' longer than it needs to be. (See picture) Should I shorten the cable to a normal length? Or was this a fix for something? Thanks, Bryan
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    Need help with a Sandvik facing tool

    Hello, I was given this 1988 Sandvik facing tool. :-) Now I need to know how many inch pounds of torque to tighten the screws, in the clamps, holding the inserts? Sandvik support did not know for sure, but suggested 45 ip, that seems like a lot to me. Sandvik Coromant RA260.22-080-15R25-12H...
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    Heidenhain TNC 361/355 programing question

    Heidenhain TNC 351/355 programing question Hello All, I am now trying to cut a simple circle to measure for accuracy. Keep in mind this is the stripped down bridgeport TNC 351/355 without graphics which means no block form setup in lines 1 and 2. Following is a test program I have downloaded...
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    Bridgeport Interact 720 tool holder loose

    Hello All, Machine info: 1989 Bridgeport Interact 720H, has not been used for a few years. My Problem is loose fitting tool holders: I am currently at a loss as to what is causing the loose fitting tool holders. When I install a tool, it grabs the holder like I think it should but fails to...
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    Wanted used Phase Perfect PT-355

    Hello, Wanting a used Phase Perfect PT-355 for home shop. Thanks, Bryan Nampa, Idaho (208)466-2220
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    LeBlond Regal 13" tapper attachment missing shoe gibb, need measurements

    Hello, I am looking for someone with a LeBlond Regal 13, 15, 17, or 19 that has a tapper attachment, and would be willing to make some measurements of their shoe gibb so I can make one. The shoe gibb is the short one. In the attached drawing the shoe gibb is item number 9. It would be...
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    Help Needed - Tree Journeyman 310 Z axis faults

    Hello, I have a Tree Journeyman 310 that the Z axis Baldor drive board failed showing Surge current status. I gave the board a quick look over and found the big bridge rectifier in the lower left side was shorted. From what I can tell it looks like it is being used as a back EMF device. After...
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    Wanted “Drive shaft cluster gear” for LeBLOND Regal 13”

    Hello All, I am trying to find a manual and a “Drive shaft cluster gear” for our LeBLOND Regal 13”. The manual is to help me know how to tighten up or replace the spindle bearings because, what can I say, 3rd gear runs a little rough with two teeth missing on the cluster gear. (We did find...
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    Clausing/Colchester 15 lathe information wanted

    Hello All, I am thinking about buying a Clausing Colchester 15 x 30 lathe (See attached pictures) for my dad and myself, and could use some help finding information about it. If you have any downloadable manuals on this lathe that could help us be better buyers, this would be appreciated. I...
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    Bridgeport power feed problems

    Hello, I am having Bridgeport power feed problems I just finished replacing what I believe to be all the burned parts in my dad’s power feed. But now the motor does not want to turn off when not in use, I believe that I may need to adjust some of the pots that I don't have any schematics or...