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    Quote Originally Posted by kazlx View Post
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    its just an external overdrive unit, i.e. an oversized tool, I have to leave the pockets next to it open and be careful that the machine never needs to rotate that tool around the backside as it may rub on the machine enclosure.

    Had to fab a block to engage on the head of a bolt to release the locking mechanism and drive the unit as it needs an external fixed point. Otherwise its just an oversized unbalanced 1:1 tool that spins underload. Ill post a picture later.

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    Where's a good place for a guy to shop for a 4020? It seems like it'd be a pretty good first CNC mill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cole2534 View Post
    Where's a good place for a guy to shop for a 4020? It seems like it'd be a pretty good first CNC mill.
    Son of Fadals for sale (Nor. Cal.)

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    I have two, a 2000 VMC 20 and a 2005 VMC 4020 both have 4th axis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazlx View Post
    I've been watching intently. I just need something to push me over the edge.

    Those are 1650mi to my doorstep. What's trucking on something like that run?

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    I have a 1990 VMC20 that I picked up about 4 years ago. It was my first CNC and great to learn on plus being on the smaller size makes for a nice garage VMC. Between reading the Fadal manuals, watching some Youtube videos, and getting about 2 hours of training from the previous owner I was able to get up to speed and making chips with no prior CNC experience. Now I hardly ever touch the manual mill. I type my programs by hand in notepad and transfer them to the machine thru the RS232 port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazlx View Post
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    Here's some more details on it,
    Its a Lyndex Hi-spinner our company picked up at auction long before I started and sat unused in a box.

    Our set-up is covered in crap right now since I haven't been running it and the other guys don't clean the machine but heres a pic of a similar if not the exact same model as the one i use is out of production but newer models are still in production. These are not cheap but if you want to make small stuff fast and aren't running a lot of load they are great.

    lyndexspindle.jpg

    I use a larger model on our boring mill occasionally for small endmills they do a geat job of keeping themselves cool, I've run one for 12hrs straight and it stayed about 79-82 degrees F on the outer casing.

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