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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenurban View Post
    I used a KB electronics KBMA-24d
    perfect for a hobby use J-head 1hp

    Very basic but super easy to setup. fantastic instructions.
    No programming, ALL analog controls, jumpers and trim-pots to adjust settings. 110 or 220 volts. can overdrive to 2x speed if desired. Big KNOB to control speed.
    Reversing switch sold separately, don't forget to order that as well.
    Definitely the easy way to go and works well.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptsmith View Post
    There are several VFD experts that frequent the VFD forum: https://www.practicalmachinist.com/v...rters-and-vfd/

    They often recommend Hitachi WJ200 as well as Teco E510 (not L510) and Yaskawa V1000 drives. There are several other good drives but those seem to be mentioned the most.

    I have 2 of these: WJ200-007SF | Hitachi Drives | AC Drives
    Why the E510 over the L510?

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    Heck. I'm not a gunsmith or an electrician.... And I installed a Teco on my BP yesterday. Watched a video from Clough42 on youtube, and had it programmed a half hour later.
    Runs great.
    220 Single phase to 3 phase. 1hp.


    Major Thank You to H&W for getting my parts to me faster than I thought the Post Office could operate.

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    I found a Teco E510 for $215 E510-201-H-U | Teco Westinghouse | AC Drives

    WJ200 for $241 WJ200-007SF | Hitachi Drives | AC Drives

    Another one recommended in some of the links provided was KB Electronics. I don't have a clue what their pricing is, but just emailed a distributor in my area.
    AC Drives

    Do you enclose your VFDs, mount them on the wall, or on the machine? Thanks.

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    My mill has the door on the left side of the column. Can I mount a VFD inside my column? Will it overheat in there? Sure is a clean area.

    That KBMA looked really good to me. Could mount that near the DRO and I would not need a separate panel. Anyone have one? Where/how did you mount it?

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    I used the KBAC - 24 (I believe) drive. You can get them on Ebay sometimes at a pretty reasonable price. Get one with a power switch and a forward/stop/reverse switch or add them. For a Bridgeport, they are extremely nice because you just turn a dial while machining to change the speed if necessary, no up and down buttons. Now if I was using one on a surface grinder, I would want a fully programmable one.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbideBob View Post
    How many revs and are these blind holes?
    Though tap holes do not count.
    Bob
    Might have been around 100 rpm. A tapped hole is a tapped hole, just use the correct type of tap and it's all the same.

    Next time I'm going to try out the tapping head!


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