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  1. I would ASSume its 1/2" off the diameter as 1/2"...

    I would ASSume its 1/2" off the diameter as 1/2" off the radius on bar in a 5C would leave very little to nothing left :D
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    Yes step 11. You need to change spindle and wait...

    Yes step 11. You need to change spindle and wait tool to match where it actually is. This is assuming it is a fixed address tool changer. If it is not then there should be a regular tool registry...
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    There should be a procedure in the machines...

    There should be a procedure in the machines manual, not the Fanuc manual
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    Your tool changer is lost. You need to update the...

    Your tool changer is lost. You need to update the actual position in the parameters.
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    Every data server I've seen was ethernet :typing:...

    Every data server I've seen was ethernet :typing: I'm referring to a data server option on the control

    Though I can't imagine anything much easier than a USB drive in the machine
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    Data server?

    Data server?
  7. That list does not have AlCrN which is what I use...

    That list does not have AlCrN which is what I use the most. In the past I have looked and was never able to find one list that had all or even most coatings.

    It is my understanding the Ti is...
  8. That is bad ass, if I may offer some constructive...

    That is bad ass, if I may offer some constructive criticism? Replace the ratchet with an adjustable nut lathe and you will eliminate the need for sockets.....You may even put the entire socket...
  9. This is so fuct

    This is so fuct
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    They are just standard Yamatake/Abzil SL1-A...

    They are just standard Yamatake/Abzil SL1-A switches. I bought a bunch of them off ebay for under $20 each. They used to be made in Japan but I believe Abzil bought Yamatake or something like that...
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    I would expect it to look something like the...

    I would expect it to look something like the attached photo. All my machines take the same ones, which is why I have several new spares. IMO not worth cleaning them, every time I've cleaned one it...
  12. Not everyone is that special :D

    Not everyone is that special :D
  13. Pretty much what everyone has said but I will...

    Pretty much what everyone has said but I will add,

    Even if you can keep the tool completely submerged there is still microscopic thermal shocking occurring that will shorten tool life.

    Carbide...
  14. Less step over allows more SFM. I run over 1000...

    Less step over allows more SFM. I run over 1000 SFM all the time in steel, but never with coolant, only dry or compressed air.

    Almost all my steel programs will run the finisher slower (SFM) than...
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    I do the same thing on my OT-C as well as for the...

    I do the same thing on my OT-C as well as for the work shift.

    At one point I tried turning off the measurement option parameter and this still worked. So my question is, it this a standard...
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    I rarely get to play with aluminum but it is my...

    I rarely get to play with aluminum but it is my understanding you want to avoid coatings with Al in them. That said I would think TiN would be fine, you want to avoid AlTiN, TiAlN, AlCrN ect.
  17. I was trying to exercise some self control :D

    I was trying to exercise some self control :D
  18. Start a forum, I'll come :D

    Start a forum, I'll come :D
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    The kid in Deliverance playing the banjo, ya...

    The kid in Deliverance playing the banjo, ya that's me
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    A pretty standard conservative recipe for me in...

    A pretty standard conservative recipe for me in 304 SS that tools last a long time is

    1/2" 6 fl AlCrN
    515 SFM
    0.045" step over
    136 ipm
    .8" deep

    If the dovetails on the stock weren't...
  21. Excellent, hopefully he is a man of his word and...

    Excellent, hopefully he is a man of his word and stays there or somewhere other than here! :D
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    Years ago I ran a motor with aluminum rods and...

    Years ago I ran a motor with aluminum rods and aluminum retainers on the street for years. What I found to determine if aluminum retainers lasts it spring pressure and how hard the cam closes the...
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    I as well as everyone I know that has them have...

    I as well as everyone I know that has them have never come across this. If I did I would tell them to enter it manually.

    To be honest I usually get responses like "Is this metal? I've never seen a...
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    That's the wrong 11 degrees. Crowns are 11...

    That's the wrong 11 degrees. Crowns are 11 degrees from flat, valve retainers are measured from vertical
  25. I'm sorry, let me try again. You have an...

    I'm sorry, let me try again. You have an interference issue somewhere other than the 2" of quill that extends out. WTF do you expect for an answer? Stupid vague questions get stupid vague responses....
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